By providing clear and consistent goals and learning objectives, all stakeholders are able to share in helping Salus meet its mission. The Salus University Learning Goal is measurable and aligns with the University’s mission and vision. All degree-granting programs are responsible for reporting data yearly to document student achievement. These learning outcomes are designed to clearly articulate the broad purpose of the University academic programs for faculty and students.
Individual programs have learning goals and outcomes that are submitted and reviewed by the Academic Assessment Committee, the University as a whole has one, comprehensive learning goal. Drafted in March 2018 and approved by the Academic Assessment Committee and Office of the Provost, the University learning goal facilitates integration across all of the health-focused programs housed within the University. The following represents our University Learning Goal with three objectives:
Salus graduates will facilitate health and well-being in the communities they serve through:
- Objective 1: Demonstrating discipline-specific clinical competence
- Objective 2: Exhibiting skills in effective communication and collaboration
- Objective 3: Conducting themselves in an ethical, professional and culturally competent manner
Yearly, program leaders provide data for each of the objectives. Data definitions, including numerators and denominators, are all provided for each objective. This allows program leaders the ability to easily input data. Each year the Academic Assessment Committee then reviews these data. Trends and findings are then shared with the Provost.