Plans and Progress:
Strategic Thinking Councils
When President Scott Ransom joined the Health Science Center, he created strategic thinking councils to explore and solve important issues and to help achieve our goals. The councils comprise faculty, staff and administrators with varied experience, diverse viewpoints and strong knowledge and interest in the Health Science Center. There is a strategic thinking council for each of our five focus areas: administration, academic affairs, research, clinical affairs and community engagement.
The councils have provided guidance for several significant projects targeted to improve our people and our processes. Projects include new faculty and staff career development opportunities, improved faculty and staff evaluation processes, new efforts to retain and recruit faculty for our research areas of strength, including Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and many more.
The councils are working with groups around campus to develop a five-year strategic plan for the organization that will guide the Health Science Center toward its goal of becoming a top-10 health science center.
To submit ideas or issues for the councils to consider, contact Miranda Carter, executive assistant, in the Office of Strategy and Measurement.
For more on the councils’ progress and future plans, visit the President’s Strategic Thinking Councils page on the President’s Corner of the UNTHSC Intranet. The site is updated regularly with council meeting minutes and membership information.