Integrated and Expanded Health and Wellness Programs
The first priority of the Integrated and Expanded Health and Wellness Programs task force will be an exploration of how to implement a health and wellness strategic initiative that best fits the mission and unique strengths of the University. We imagine the work of the committee will be iterative and sequential, with exploration of academic possibilities informed by mission framing the initial approach. Therefore, the task force is comprised of 8 faculty members and a representative from Student Affairs.
Given the breadth of the health and wellness sector, we will explore the possibilities of expanding existing offerings, including interdisciplinary efforts, as well as development of new programming. This will involve examination of the changing landscape of health and healthcare in the U.S. and around the world; a study of existing UST programs, those of local schools, and those of aspirational and regional schools as well as occupational outlooks and market trends.
As our work proceeds, we expect to draw consultation from finance and operations, marketing, development, and enrollment services, resulting in a “roadmap” for the discussion and evaluation of the feasibility of expanded health and wellness programming. Ultimately, decisions regarding programming will bring together academic and administrative units informed by the committee’s work.
- Hold the "Summit Ideas Festival" and use feedback from this event to structure questions, ideas, and goals for the UST community to respond to.
- Hold brown bags with the UST community to get thoughts and feedback on the future of Health Education at UST.
- Develop draft proposal(s) for Integrated and Expanded Health and Wellness at UST.
- Continue discussion with the UST and broader community around the draft proposals.
- Modify proposals based on feedback.
- Make recommendations to administration.
Christopher S. Vye, Co-Chair
Chair of the Graduate School of Professional Psychology
Paul J. Wojda, Co-Chair
Associate Professor of Theology
Jill M. Manske
Professor of Biology
Madonna K. McDermott
Director of Student Health Service and Wellness Center
John R. Olson
Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management
David J. Roseborough
Associate Professor, School of Social Work
Lesley M. Scibora
Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance
Associate Professor of Finance
Michael J. Winter, Faculty Affairs Committee (FAC) liaison
Professor of Philosophy
William T. Brendel
Assistant Professor of Organization Learning and Development