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					HHS 2005-06 Annual Report: Strategic Plan Implementation                          7/31/06

                   ACADEMIC REPORT FOR 2005-2006

Preface: The following is a summary of the outstanding efforts within our academic departments
and Extension and outreach programs. It is not an exhaustive list of initiatives, yet highlights
meaningful activities. Our progress to date aligns directly with the College and University
Strategic Plans.

1. 2005-2006 Highlights
Consistent with our mission to advance knowledge, policies, and practices to enhance the lives,
health, and environments of individuals, families and communities in Oregon and beyond, our
faculty and administration have concentrated their efforts to find ways to improve the learning
opportunities for students, and gain more efficiency in course offerings and various programs of
study. This has required faculty to consider ways to streamline the curriculum and maintain the
essential course content to meet various accreditation requirements. Ideally, these curricular
efficiencies will enable our faculty to bring more scholarship into the classroom improving the
educational experience for all students. One key administrative change, intended to focus HHS
administration on student engagement and success, was the appointment of Lizbeth Gray, Ph.D.,
Assistant Dean of Academic Programs in January, 2006. This leadership position has enabled the
college to move forward with various initiatives to improve student success and participation in
the College and University. The following are examples of her leadership roles related to student
success within the university: 1) Member of OSU Team for the Eighth Annual National Summer
(2006) Institute on Learning Communities who developed a model for Undergraduate Learning
Communities at OSU in order to enhance student engagement and success; 2) Member of OSU
Academic Success Council regarding enhancing OSU student success; 3) Instigated
identification of “College point persons” responsible for Undergraduate Academic Programs on
the OSU campus.

  A. HHS Programmatic Achievements to Support of Student Engagement and Success

 Refined the HHS Strategic Plan regarding Undergraduate Education and gained approval of
  the revised Undergraduate Strategic Plan from the HHS administrative Team

 Implemented the first steps of the HHS Strategic Plan by coordinating the Spring/Summer
  2006 HHS Undergraduate Data Collection Project/Team

 Coordinated the development of a student profile database

 Coordinated information (by department) regarding HHS undergraduate engagement
  opportunities in regards to Internship, Research, Community Service, and Professional

 Drafted College Learning Outcomes [preliminary draft]

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 Works with chairs to identify and acknowledge “teaching stars”, who will provide guidance
  to the College on undergraduate teaching excellence

 Initiated college-wide student-focused instructional enhancement processes including:

      HHS Teaching Skills Resource Handbook
      First HHS Teaching Skills Workshop for all in-coming HHS graduate teaching assistants
      Model syllabus for the HHS curriculum committee, and departmental based CAT I and II
       training sessions

 Identified HHS student engagement opportunities in Entrance, Participation, and Exit phases;
  increased engagement opportunities in the entrance phase by overseeing enhancement of the

 Improved coordination of the Dean’s office and our office of Student Advising and Student
  Services, recruitment, marketing, orientation programs, study abroad, student success
  program and community service/internship opportunities

 Coordinated all HHS international programs; developed an international data base for the
  College that includes our 7 study abroad program descriptions, 11 current MOU’s, faculty
  international visits & international visits to HHS (beginning 2003), number of HHS students
  enrolled in International Degrees, and international-focused theses and dissertations

Departmental Programmatic Achievements: The following are examples of efforts to support
student engagement and success:

 Enhanced our mentoring program for graduate teaching assistants; enhanced orientation
  program for graduate teaching assistants

 Offered “Creating an Active Learning Environment” workshop for faculty and GTAs

 Created a “Learning Library” of books and other media related to enhancing teaching;
  available to faculty and GTAs

 Participated in The Learning Community (TLC) program – DHE 270 was one of the courses

 Received TRF funding to support the DHE Computer-Aided Design Laboratory

 Revised curriculum in Interior Design and Housing Studies to reflect changes in the
  industries and outcomes-based standards set by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation

 Received WIC Program grant to enhance Writing-Across-the-Curriculum within the four
  undergraduate majors

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 Articulated goals of providing all students with opportunities for experiential learning,
  internships, research, community service, international experiences, and professional

      Offered the 20th Annual DHE Career Symposium; a full day of professional presentations
       by industry partners

      Initiated a goal of requiring all DHE students (currently only design students have
       portfolios upon graduation) to have a developed portfolio prior to graduation; started
       conducting research on this initiative

      Hired a full-time Instructor who will serve as the department internship coordinator

       o Offered two international study tours to Ecuador and Europe for design and
         merchandising students

       o Hosted 19 graduate students and 3 faculty members from Fu Jen Catholic University
         for 2 weeks; students worked with DHE graduate students on research and course

       o Submitted proposal to plan and implement a study tour to Asia for design and
         merchandising students (pending)

       o Formal affiliation with American Intercontinental University in London (and other
         countries) for design and merchandising programs was approved by the OSU Office
         of International Education

       o Sponsored the OSU Tartan Hangtag Design competition for students

       o Sponsored the 2nd Annual Student Design Exhibition and Fashion Show to highlight
         and promote student design work to the public

       o Design students completed projects with “real life” clients including Pendleton
         Woolen Mills, Milio House “Home for LIFE”, Herman Miller’s learning

       o Undergraduate students were engaged in research projects related to: historic/cultural
         aspects of dress, perceptions of female student-athlete uniforms, educational needs of
         residential designers

       o Instituted a professional seminar series for undergraduate Athletic Training majors

       o Re-established the Athletic Training Club for AT students; shared faculty leadership
         between Program Director Hoffman & Clinical Coordinator Hannigan-Downs

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      o The Physical Therapy Club and the Student Dietetics Association student
        organizations continued at their high level of activity

      o EXSS degree options incorporate internship and/or practicum experiences within
        their programs of study. The dietetics degree option prepares students for a
        professional internship, which is conducted after completion of the BS degree

      o Maintained high percentage placement of dietetic interns

      o Added a sample work project component to the internship class (HDFS 430) at the
        Child Development Center so that double degree students with COE would be
        eligible for dual licensure at the early childhood and elementary levels upon
        completion of their program. So far, 32 students have completed work projects.

      o Continued to build Student Exchange Program at Fu Jen Catholic University

             Seven OSU undergraduate students went to Fu Jen last summer; earning 12 units
              of OSU credit

             Ten graduate students (and three faculty) from Fu Jen came here this summer,
              earning credit at Fu Jen

      o International Gerontology Education in Higher Education Program (FIPSE-funded) –
        MOU’s between all of the institutions are nearly complete; anticipated 2-3 grad
        students from Heidelberg here for the fall

      o Virtual Computer Lab: TRF-funded server to support in-class access to high level
        statistical programs is in use in all graduate statistics programs; supplemented by
        TRF-funded laptop cart, which has been in use in many classes, both statistics and
        content classes

      o Successfully completed the CEPH Accreditation site visit in May 2006 for the OMPH

      o Revised curriculum required for MPH - decrease instructional programs and increase
        research & critical thinking

      o Increased tenure-track faculty teaching the core requirements

      o Continue to build our new instructional program leading to a Graduate Certificate in
        Health Management and Policy

      o Poised to focus attention on building and marketing our MPH and PhD programs with
        a concentration in Health Management and Policy and to recruit and hire a senior
        faculty member in Health Policy

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       o Implemented a Track in Environment, Safety and Health for the OMPH Program;
         enrolled first cohort of students in Fall 2005

       o Began efforts to craft portfolio based outcome measures for undergraduate Health
         Management and Policy students

                            Research/Scholarship Initiatives

Major Research/Scholarship Initiatives: HHS is working diligently to expand the capacity of our
faculty to be successful in securing external grants and contracts. This has taken a coordinated
effort to build research teams, add research faculty and streamline curricular options to build a
more effective and more externally funded research programs. Three key research initiatives are
listed below:
      Importantly, the College of Health and Human Sciences leads the Center for Healthy
         Aging Research. This multidisciplinary research initiative has expanded our capacity for
         excellence and enables us to focus our research and our hiring in the important area of
         healthy aging.

      This past year we have been able to hire four senior faculty members who will contribute
       to the Center for Healthy Aging Research. Our records indicate that the College of HHS
       secured 2005-06 @ $10.5 million in external grants and contracts (up from $7.9 in 2004-
       05) to support our research and provide program support aligned with the mission of the
       College. The increase represents 25% increase over last year.

      The formulation of a new research center has begun under the leadership of Brian Flay
       from the Department of Public Health. HHS has embarked upon developing a Prevention
       Research Center. The mission of the Prevention Research Center is to conduct and
       disseminate high quality basic and applied research concerning the health of
       communities/populations. More specifically, researchers will focus on: 1) understanding
       the environmental (including cultural, physical and health care systems and policies),
       social and personal risk and protective factors that determine health status; 2) translating
       research into practice by developing and evaluating the efficacy and effectiveness of
       practices, interventions and policies to prevent disease and promote and protect the health
       of populations; and 3) disseminating research methods, findings and evidence-based
       practices/interventions/policies (i.e., technology transfer). This Center will directly
       advance the third and fourth theme of the OSU strategic plan (i.e., “realizing fundamental
       contributions….in optimizing the health and well-being of the public” and “realizing the
       potential of the life sciences and the optimal delivery of public health services in healthy

Throughout the College, we have worked to change the culture of our faculty from primarily a
teaching unit to a research and teaching unit. In addition, during this past year we successfully
recruited new and outstanding scholars, most with independently funded research programs, who
will continue to assist our programs and departments to be successful. We are very optimistic for
the future.

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Department Highlights Of Research/Scholarship Initiatives:

 Aligned faculty and graduate student research around articulated departmental signature
  research/scholarship areas

 Hired tenure-track faculty members in alignment with college initiatives and departmental
  signature research/scholarship areas

 Continued to realign faculty position descriptions to increase time allotted to research and
  scholarship activities. Hired two additional part-time instructors to teach undergraduate

 Coordinated the “Technologies for Healthy Aging” research core as part of the Center for
  Healthy Aging Research

 Proposal on “Technologies to Support Aging in Place: An Oregon Model” was accepted as
  part of the OSU Federal Appropriations Agenda

 The “Home for LIFE” (research and demonstration home for technologies for aging in place)
  initiative moved forward with the OSU Foundation; architect hired; funding proposal
  developed; students were engaged in providing needed research on aging in place
  technologies and residential design

 Initiated research contracts using the thermal manikin for conducting research on designing
  portable environments with heating/cooling systems

 The Bone Research Lab completed its first year under the leadership of its new director
  Russell Turner. The BRL will move into renovated laboratory space in Fall 2006

 The Milam labs have undergone a significant renovation and upgrade (most significantly, an
  HVAC system will be installed to ensure that the lab meets code requirements for air
  exchange) following the fire of August 2004. Work has progressed slowly, but it now seems
  realistic that they will be complete by October 2006

This year we hired the following outstanding scholars to join our faculty. Many have
independently funded research programs. Eight new faculty have been hired including in Dr.
Terry Duncan, from Oregon Research Institute, Dr. Peter Lachenbruch, most recently at FDA;
Drs. Joe Catania and Peggy Dolcini from UCSF; In HDFS, Drs. Scott Hofer and Andrea Piccinin
from Penn State; and an Extension demographer in Lena Etuk; NES added Dr. Urszula Iwaniec
from U of Florida and is awaiting final confirmation on two full professors recruited this past
academic year; and two faculty members in DHE joined our faculty including Drs. Marilyn
Read, from Auburn University, and Atiya Mahmood, from Simon Fraser University. These
distinguished individuals have established records of funded research and peer-reviewed
publications and have significant potential for securing additional external funding and assisting
the department in developing a research program. They have expertise and interests that

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complement those of the current faculty and expertise that will strengthen and advance our
research capacity.

                            Major Outreach/Engagement Initiatives

In fulfilling the College mission our faculty, both on campus and off-campus, are dedicated to
improving the health and lives of people in our community and beyond. Our outreach and
engagement programs are stellar examples of effective instruction to meet the needs of our
students and constituents. While much of this following section is related to our FCS Extension
programs, please note there are other outreach and engagement activities that influence people of
all ages and abilities in positive ways.

OSU Extension Service: Family and Community Development - Extension's Family and
Community Development Program offers effective educational opportunities to help Oregon
families meet the practical challenges of daily life. The overarching goals are to: 1) strengthen
the capacity of families to establish and maintain economic security and build their future; 2) to
strengthen the capacity of older adults and their families to optimize healthy aging; and 3) to
improve health and reduce risk of chronic diseases through healthy eating combined with daily
physical activity. This is accomplished by faculty, volunteers, professionals, and support staff,
who organize and conduct educational experiences through the media and in group, community,
and family settings. The following are examples of the key and important impacts of the FCD
Extension Program.

Oregon Family Nutrition Program (OFNP) - The Oregon Family Nutrition Program (OFNP)
provides food stamp eligible families with the information they need to make healthy food
choices and choose active lifestyles. Participants learn practical skills in food budgeting, feeding
children on a limited budget, food safety, food preparation, and other topics that reflect the most
recent advice on dietary guidelines. Oregon State University Extension Service faculty and staff
deliver community based nutrition education to adults and youth in 31 Oregon counties.

Funding for OFNP, nationally known as Food Stamp Nutrition Education (FSNE) is a
collaborative effort. Local and state funding is matched with federal Food and Nutrition Service
(FNS) dollars to provide staffing and support services needed to deliver quality educational
programs in local communities. In the past five years, funding has more than quadrupled as a
result of building community partnerships.

Extension and community partners pledged $2,066,212 in match funding in FFY2005 to support
programming efforts. This resulted in equivalent support from the federal Food Stamp program
representing $4,158,639 in total effort.

Expanded Food and Nutrition Program (EFNEP) - The Expanded Food and Nutrition
Education Program (EFNEP) is a unique program that operates in four Oregon counties --
Clackamas, Lane, Polk, and Washington. EFNEP is designed to assist low-income families in
gaining new knowledge and skills in food preparation, storage, safety, and sanitation. For 36
years, evaluation data have shown that Oregon EFNEP participants consistently improve their
diets, make wiser food choices, and better manage their food budgets. EFNEP helps families

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develop sound eating habits and behaviors necessary to fight Oregon’s growing obesity

EFNEP targets two primary audiences: low-income youth and adults with young children. In
Fiscal Year 2005, EFNEP reached 1370 youth, and 339 adults. Most participants attend a series
of 6-12 lessons. In addition, 650 children were impacted by information taught to their parents
and caregivers. Information and activity sheets were sent home with youth participants to
engage the adult decision makers in the home in the nutrition education effort.

Food Safety and Security - A community is food insecure when residents do not have access to
safe, nutritious, affordable, adequate, and culturally appropriate food from non-emergency
sources at all times. Oregon rates of both hunger and food insecurity are higher than the national
average. In response, emergency and other food assistance programs for low-income families are
necessary and critical. Additionally, steps must be taken to assure that these foods are utilized
properly to provide adequate nutrition for target audiences.


          To increase public awareness about hunger issues
          To train volunteers to help food pantry clientele improve diet quality, food security,
            food safety, and food resource management
          To increase skills of food-insecure clientele in utilizing low-cost, nutritious foods

A lesson on “Oregon: A State of Hunger” was conducted in 4 counties by Family and
Community Education (FCE) groups. NEP staff in 4 counties made 220 direct contacts at food
pantry sites; over 12,000 indirect contacts were made through displays, exhibits or newsletters in
11 counties (approximately 8,000 of these contacts were made by 32 trained Lane Co. Family
Food Education Volunteers). “Healthy Recipes” (http://healthyrecipes.oregonstate.edu), a food
and nutrition education website for low-income families, emergency food distributors, and other
nutrition educators receives 5,000-7,000 hits per month from throughout the U.S., with some hits
from international users. A Northwest Health Foundation grant ($5,500) was awarded to create a
parallel Spanish food/nutrition education website. A lesson on “Health Consequences of Food
Insecurity through the Lifecycle” was conducted with 85 students, 35 faculty, 32 volunteers, and
150 agency partners.

Food for Oregon Website

Food for Oregon is an online database created jointly by OSU FCD and the Oregon Food Bank.
The web site (http://foodfororegon.oregonstate.edu ) hosts the Community Food Programs
Database. The database includes a broad range of locally available food outlets including
community gardens, farmers’ markets, community kitchens and gleaning organizations, faith-
based food providers, and other local food producers and processors.

Food for Oregon is part of the vision of the Oregon Hunger Relief Task Force’s Act to End
Hunger. OSU Extension’s role is to create and manage the website, while Oregon Food Bank’s
role is to create and manage the database. Working together, a marketing plan and educational

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materials will be developed to create awareness and energy around Oregon about this new,
dynamic Community Food Security online tool.

The web site aims to become the most current and complete collection of community food
resources in Oregon. The Community Food Programs Database is a dynamic resource that will
be constantly growing and expanding.

The website went “live” in April of 2006. Today the database has over 260 entries and the
website is experiencing over 1000 hits per month. The launching of this project was covered by
television channels in Eugene and Portland. The Food for Oregon project exemplifies the
collaboration of different OSU Extension programs and the nonprofit sector in an educational
partnership to serve the people of Oregon.

Start Smart Eating and Reading Curriculum

The diet of America’s youth is one in which 50% of their daily calories come from added fat and
sugar. Current costs of obesity-related disease are estimated at $781 million statewide. But
because obesity is spreading to an increasingly younger population, costs are expected to
increase dramatically. Oregon ranks seventh among the states for percentage of overweight low-
income children ages 2–5.

This project targeted kindergarten through 2nd grade classrooms, particularly in neighborhoods in
close proximity to schools where 50% or more students qualify for free or reduced price lunches;
4-H club meetings. The goal was to emphasize the importance of including fruits and vegetables,
whole grains, and low-fat dairy products at breakfast, and being physically active each day. Start
Smart Eating and Reading (SSER), a 5-module curriculum that links nutrition messages about
the importance of a healthy breakfast with children’s literature, was offered by NEP and 4-H
faculty and staff. In FFY 2005, the SSER program was pilot tested in 15 Oregon counties. Over
1,900 elementary-aged children participated. 980 evaluations were analyzed.

Television Watching and Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is a growing concern. Research suggests that children who watch more
television weigh more. Watching television increases exposure to messages promoting high fat
and high sugar foods. In 2001, 57% of Oregon’s eight graders and 37% of eleventh graders
watched TV more than two hours per day (the limit recommended by the American Academy of
Pediatrics). This program targeted parents and grandparents of young children with the purpose
to decrease television watching and similar sedentary behaviors of children and their families (a
strategy included in Oregon’s Statewide Public Health Nutrition Plan).

What was done: A lesson on “Why Weight? Reducing the Impact of Television on Children’s
Weight” was developed by Extension Family and Community Development faculty (Patty Case
in Klamath county and Carolyn Raab on campus). Evaluation questionnaires were completed by
139 Family and Community Education group members in 8 counties. As a member of Kaiser-
Permanente’s “Healthy Children Watch Less TV” task force, Carolyn Raab provided resource
material to Extension faculty for promotion of TV Turn-off Week. Nine counties reported TV

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Turn-off programming. It was translated into Spanish. The fact sheet was used by Extension
faculty in several counties.

Early Childhood Initiative - The Family Care Connection for Lincoln County is externally
grant funded and operates the state designated Lifespan Respite Care Network and Child Care
Resource & Referral in Lincoln county. They house one of only 4 currently funded Child Care
Health Demonstration Projects in Oregon, which is collaboration between the CCR&R and
Public Health.

Statewide Gerontology Conferences

Oregon State University’s Extension Family and Community Development presented the 30th
Annual OSU Gerontology Conference on April 6-7, 2006. The conference was a success with
nearly 350 attendees, speakers, sponsors, and staff participating in two days with over 40
educational sessions, videos, and workshops. Attendees included nurses, health care
administrators, pharmacists, occupational therapists, caregivers, and other paraprofessionals who
specialize in geriatrics and provide direct care to older adults.

In addition, OSU-Cascades campus sponsored a conference in the summer in Bend, attracting
100 participants, who were caregivers, hospice volunteers, etc. A second annual gerontology
conference was offered in the Portland metro area by the OSU Extension Service, hosted by
Intel. There were 180 participants and 36 vendors. The conference featured 8 workshops, some
of which focused on mental health and techniques to enhance memory in later life.

“Strongwomen” Programs

Oregon State University Extension is currently holding strength training classes using Tufts
University StrongWomen approaches. Classes have been going on in Josephine County since
2003, in Jackson and Tillamook Counties since early 2005 and Union, Wasco, and Malheur
counties since early 2006. Participants spend twelve weeks in a class to learn the exercise
routines and then have the option of continuing the exercises in the privacy of their own homes
or continuing to attend Extension or community-based classes (10-15 participants in each class).

Chronic Disease and Self-management

A chronic disease self-management program is being conducted in Jackson and Josephine
Counties. The web site http://www.sohealthyoregon.org provides more information. FCD
faculty member Sharon Johnson and her co-trainer John Irwin have trained a talent pool of 14
volunteer program leaders, three of them Spanish speakers. They aim to have the 6-week
program available in the Rogue Valley on a consistent basis, with physicians prescribing it for
their patients because they clearly see benefits such as improved self-efficacy, improved health
status, and increased physical activity. Sharon received an OSU Extension Service Innovative
grant in April 2006 to develop this program further. She was also recently awarded, in
collaboration with Jackson County Public Health and La Clinica Community Health Center, a 2-
year $120,000 grant to test the chronic care model that is at the core of this concept.

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Other Programs Related to Healthy Aging

Vision and Aging: Good vision is very significant for older adults in maintaining their safety
and independence. Some vision related changes are a normal part of aging. However, significant
changes or loss of vision is not normal. Older adults often lack information and ongoing care
related to their vision.

Pharmacy Clerkships: A pharmacist and former OSU Pharmacy clerk is working with the
Extension faculty member in southern Oregon to develop a Medication Jeopardy game. Jeanne
Brandt, Extension faculty in the Portland metro area, worked with College of Pharmacy interns
who conducted private consultations with older adults in 7 sessions, reaching 150 participants.

Medication workshops: Medication management sessions reached 234 participants in the
Portland metro area and 65 participants in southern Oregon. Food as Medicine sessions were
taught to older adults in southern Oregon in 2005, reaching over 300 participants.

Indoor Air Quality

Oregon’s abundant rain brings with it high levels of mold and pollens, and our state has a high
proportion of people with acute respiratory allergy problems. FCD faculty in Washington and
Lane Counties provide education about dealing with poor indoor air quality and its associated
health risks. They provide workshops for homeowners, landlords, contractors, building
inspectors, and apartment managers, and they answer consumer calls and develop written
publications. The topics they cover include how to prevent and remediate mold and excess
moisture in the home, as well as lead dust, asbestos, radon, carbon monoxide, dust mites and
airborne allergens. They also create and distribute print materials for low-literacy audiences and
have materials available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Russian. In addition, to expand the
reach of their educational activities, they are currently broadening their presentation modes to
incorporate satellite downlinks and streaming video.

Financial Literacy

The average life expectancy in the U.S. is increasing each year, and many people will now live
25 years or more after retirement. Longer lives increase the chances of experiencing poverty and
outliving available income and assets. Increased cost of living, insurance and health care
expenses are escalating and seniors worry if there will be enough money to cover their future
expenses. Therefore it is a challenge for seniors to make sure their retirement funds last through
their lifetimes. A program was developed to help women plan for retirement, and was delivered
in Benton, Lane, and Linn Counties. Among the evaluation results:

   88% of the audience considered the program very worthwhile

   100% of the audience indicated they felt more confident making financial decisions as a
    result of this class

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   100% of the audience indicated they felt more prepared to handle later life events as a result
    of this class

   Participants reported a good deal of valuable information gained from the workshop,
    including how access finances and plan long-term for retirement, making decisions about
    bills, achieving financial goals, determining how much will be needed in retirement, making
    a will, setting up a deferred savings plan at work, reviewing assets yearly, checking credit
    reports, and other skills

A second program was developed to address the needs of retired seniors. Extension staff in Lane,
Washington, and Linn Counties utilized a focus group made up of retired seniors, financial
planners and senior social service agency representatives to identify and prioritize program
content for an educational workshop series. The six-week educational workshop series included
weekly sessions covering basic money management, estimating living expenses throughout the
life span, maximizing dividends, reducing tax exposure, risk management needs in retirement,
getting value for money spent, and finding resources for seniors.

Parenting Education in Rural Oregon Communities

   In 18 rural communities, FCD faculty are working together with community-based coalitions
    and The Ford Family Foundation to provide families with high-quality, evidence-based
    parenting education programs. FCD faculty provide evaluation services, technical assistance,
    and networking conferences for the initiative

   Among the goals of the initiative are to build the communities’ capacity for family focused
    programs, expand parent knowledge of appropriate parenting practices, increase the number
    of children who are ready for school, and reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect in
    these communities

   Families with children from birth through 8 years of age are being taught about child
    development principles, positive discipline skills, effective verbal communication, dealing
    productively with stress and anger, and making use of available social service resources
    within the community

   During the first six months of the initiative (January 1- June 30, 2006), coalitions reported
    that approximately 442 parenting education sessions were offered, with 2,038 parents
    attending the classes.


TEAM OREGON: was developed in 1984 as a cooperative endeavor between the Oregon
Department of Transportation and Oregon State University. Our mission is to provide rider skills
training for motorcyclists of all ability levels and experience, and to provide access to that
training across the state of Oregon. Each year over 5000 new and experienced riders learn
valuable lifelong riding skills through TEAM OREGON's range of courses. Today, TEAM

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OREGON is not only a leader in motorcycle rider training, but also a clearinghouse for
information and resources relating to riding and safety.

In 2005-06, 6708 students trained including 5819 beginning, 568 intermediate, 209 experienced
and 112 advanced. Additional program development activities resulted in: 21
instructors trained in 2005; Contracts with two motorcycle dealers for rider training services;
Informational kiosks installed in six dealerships; Contract with Oregon Parks and Recreation
Dept. for statewide safety assessment

A research project was undertaken to identify the eye tracking habits of motorcyclists in
collaboration with the Oregon Dept. of Transportation and Dynamic Research, Inc., in Torrance,
California. Development completed for the curriculum entitled “Rider Skills Practice” with State
approval received from Oregon Dept. of Transportation.

KidSpirit is a community-based program sponsored by the College of Health and Human
Sciences, offers year-round programs for children ages 2 years through high school in
gymnastics, swimming, tennis, rock climbing, dance and American Red Cross certifications.
During the summer, KidSpirit offers a Summer Day Camp which has programs designed
specifically for grades K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th and 9th-12th. During the school year, KidSpirit
also has ACES on no-school days, its Parents' Night Out program on 2 weekend nights a month.
During the academic year, KidSpirit serves about 400-500 children each academic term in
various educational programs. The program in the summer serves approximately 1,000 children.
For 2005-06 the total number of youth served: 2,827; Student internships: 15; Students
employed: 126. A Cooking Camp research initiative was developed for summer 2006 as a pilot
program for a larger research project next summer. We plan to have data to apply for a local
foundation grant this coming year.

Bates Family Study Center - The Child Development Center provides model preschool care
and education programs for parents in Corvallis, and families enrolled through the Oregon (Head
Start) Pre-kindergarten Program. University students participate in service learning activities
through internships with the Family Services Team, working alongside the Health and Nutrition
Coordinator, and through their practicum teaching in the preschool classrooms working under
the guidance of their mentor teacher. The administrative aspect of the program also builds
opportunities for students to gain experience in program design and development, monitoring,
and accountability.

Faculty Staff Fitness Program - Today we are averaging 30-40 classes per academic term
enrolling 800 plus faculty and staff of the university as well as spouses/partners. In addition to
the "formal" activity classes, FSF organizes companion activities and programs that orbit our
central "mission" -- enhancement of individual wellness/fitness. A number of these are promoted
to attract university personnel inside and outside the activity class participants.

IMPACT – Individualized Movement and Physical Activity for Children Today (IMPACT) was
established in 1982 as part of OSU's Movement Studies in Disability Program, a nationally
known program within the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences. The program lures
top graduate students from around the world based on a reputation for research and active

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outreach programs like IMPACT. Approximately 85 children and families participate in this
community-based outreach program.

Physical Activity Program (PAC) – This form of extension serves the university community by
providing excellent instruction in a variety of physical activity classes. The enrollments of
students continue to grow, reflecting their interest in this valuable program. Enrollments have
grown recently from 12,032 participants in 2004-05 to 12,488 participants in 2005-06. This
program emphasizes the practical aspects of maintaining a healthy lifestyle through physical
activity for life.

National/International impact of programs and initiatives

   This year U. S. News and World Report ranked the Oregon Masters of Public Health
    Program 2nd among national graduate programs in community health

   The BS in Health Care Administration continues to be recognized as among the three most
    important programs in the nation by our peers within the Association of University Programs
    in Health Administration

   The American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education ranked our graduate
    program in Department of Exercise and Sport Science as 8th in the US

   Oregon Masters of Public Health program completed the requirements and site visit for
    CEPH accreditation. Final determination of accreditation is pending

                               Faculty Recognition and Awards

Our faculty have been recognized over the past few years for their dedication and scholarly
contributions. The list below indicates faculty who have been recognized at the University level
or beyond (state, regional, national):

Recognition for Program Awards

Start Smart Eating and Reading Program: 2005 Oregon State University Extension
Association, Team Award Developed jointly by the FCD and 4-H Youth Development
Programs. Implementation Team: E. Schrumpf, J. Smiley, D. Baxter, M. Quinn, D. Schreiber, H.

Diabetes Bingo Loteria Oregon State University Extension Association (OSUEA).Search for
Excellence winner. Sept. 2005 Developers: Debra Driscoll and Andrea Dailey

2005: Educational Curriculum Package, National Winner - 1st Place.
National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) communication
award for educational curriculum.

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Educational Publication: Household Mold National Extension Association of Family and
Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS), Western Region 1st place award, Educational Publication.
Jeanne Brandt, Washington County

Team OREGON Motorcycle Safety Training: A study by the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA) identified Oregon as number one in best practices in motorcycle
safety education and licensing.

Faculty Recognition and Awards

College Awards
Carmen Steggell – recipient, HHS Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring Award
Karen Hooker – HHS Taking Care of Life Award
Alan Acock – HHS Faculty Excellence Award
Steve Garets – Director, Team Oregon HHS Excellence in Outreach Award, 2006

University Awards
Carolyn Raab – OSU Extended Education Faculty Achievement Award 2005
Jeff McCubbin – OSU Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award
Liz Gray – Dar Reese Faculty Advising Award
Kathy Greaves – Professor of the term, Kappa Delta Sorority
Donna Champeau – D. Curtis Mumford Faculty Service Award, 2006
Donna Champeau – Oregon State University's 2005 Women of Achievement
Len Friedman – Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award
Len Friedman – OSU Greek System Professor of the Year
Marie Harvey – Honored for Leadership in the field of Reproductive Health featured in the
                inaugural issue of Terra, OSU’s Research Magazine

Professional Awards
Mary Cluskey – Award of Merit, Oregon Dietetics Association
Hans van der Mars – elected as Fellow of the American Academy of Kinesiology & Physical Education
Liz Gray – Northwest Human Services Teacher and Mentor of the Year (2004-5)
Juleeanna Andreoni, Extension FCD Faculty, Clackamas County –
     Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year, Oregon Dietetics Association
Debra Driscoll, Extension FCD Faculty, Polk & Yamhill Counties –
     Regional Diversity and Multicultural Individual Award. Epsilon Sigma Phi Extension
       Honorary Fraternity. Certificate and national recognition (2 awards in nation). Work with
       Spanish speaking families in my counties. November 2005
Sharon Johnson, Extension FCD Faculty, Jackson & Josephine Counties –
     The 2005 Healthcare and Aging Award for Innovation and Quality from the American
       Society on Aging
     The 2005 MindAlert Award from Pfizer/American Society on Aging
     The Public Health Genius Merit Award with the Community Health Partnership
     Oregon State University Extended Outreach Achievement Award, 2006
     Nominated and inducted into Phi Kappa Phi
     Finalist for Phi Kappa Phi’s Emerging Scholar Award.

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                                Student Recognition and Awards

Departmental/College Awards
Krisja Lorentzen, DHE – OSU Tartan Design Competition: won the competition
Meghann White, DHE – OSU Tartan Hangtag Design Competition: won the competition
Rose Wilde (Health Promotion & Behavior) – OMPH Program Outstanding Student Award
Scott Foster (Health Management & Policy) – OMPH Program Outstanding Student Award

University Awards
Grace Golden, NES – Herbert F Frolander Graduate Teaching Assistant Award 2006

Professional Awards
Jennifer Kirk, DHE – U.S. finalist, Arts of Fashion Design Competition, sponsored by Air France
Kin-Kit (Ben) Li, NES – recipient of 2006 Graduate Student Research Award Research
Consortium of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
Rachel Takara, NES – OSU Outstanding Dietetics Student by American Dietetic Association.
Derek Hirai, NES – OSU Outstanding Major Award by National Association of Sport and
Physical Education, AAHPERD
Meg Greiner – alumnus of NES – received the 2006 Disney Teacher Award, NASPE Elementary
Physical Education Teacher of the Year 2005-06, USA Today All Star Teacher Team 2005.
Shannon Wanless, HDFS – Fulbright Scholarship to support Dissertation Research in Taiwan
Cory Bolkan, HDFS – Dissertation Award, Division 20, American Psychological Association
J. Bolding, HDFS – National Human Services Student of the Year (2005)
Jocelyn Warren (PH, PhD student) – 2005 OPHA Annual Meeting poster session winner
Stephen Mellor (MPH student) – 2005 OPHA Annual Meeting poster session winner
Mari Embertson, PH – ACHE Student Essay Competition Winner -

2. Strategic Plan Implementation Focus for 2005-2006
The following tables reflect faculty and administrative strategic actions that focus on Enhancing
Student Success; Increasing Research and Outreach; and Enhancing Diversity and Community.
In addition, there are other strategic actions (7, 8, 9) that are part of our College mission and are
aligned with university priorities. All of our strategic actions are congruent with and directly
advance the fourth theme of the OSU strategic plan (i.e., “realizing fundamental
contributions….in optimizing the health and well-being of the public”).

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Action 1: Build a community of scholars by increasing quantity and quality of faculty research and scholarship and
encouraging new and innovative collaborations and/or interdisciplinary approaches

              Objectives                               Indicators                      By Whom           By When       Status
   1. Improve interdisciplinary          1. Number of collaborative proposals       ADRG and Dept    Annual review      O
      research efforts within HHS           for internal or external funding        Chairs           of faculty
                                         2. Number of collaborative publications                                           O
                                            and other forms of scholarship
   2. Expand the opportunities for       1. Number of Extension faculty             ADRG, ADEx       Annual reviews        O
      Extension faculty to be part of       engaged in community-based                               and Plans of
      funded research                       research                                                 Work
   3. Increase the number of grants      1. Monitor grant submissions and           ADRG             Annual reviews        C
      and contracts submitted and           funding success
      funded yearly                      2. Monitor contracts and consultant                                               C
                                            work by faculty
   4. Increase the number of             1. Establish and monitor a data-base for   ADRG             Spring 06 with        N
      technology transfer                   HHS tech transfer/patent applications                    annual review
      applications and patents for
      scholarly work
   5. Consider development toward        1. Develop a draft position paper on the   PH Faculty and   Fall 06               C
      a Center for Prevention               need for a Center for Prevention        Dept Chair,
      Research                              Research                                ADRG
   6. Build College-wide Methods         1. Identify core faculty to form the       Faculty task     Spring 07             N
      and Evaluation Center                 center, establishing operational        force, ADRG
                                            practices and business model
                                         2. Build a sequence of courses for                                                O
                                            graduate students

ADRG Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
ADEx Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach

C = completed: O = on-going progress: N = no progress to date                                                         17
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Action 1 continued

   7. Work with graduate                  1. Review current course offerings and      Grad.           Spring 06              O
      coordinators to build                  emphasis for interdisciplinary credits   Coordinators,
      interdisciplinary aspects in        2. Increase evidence of interdisciplinary   Chairs & ADRG                          O
      programs of study                      educational experiences in all grad
                                             programs of study to 100%
   8. Maintain grant writing              1. Faculty participation in HHS or          Dean’s Office   Review                 C
       professional development               OSU grant writing workshop will                         annually
       seminars using ICR                     remain 15+ per year
   9. Maintain internal funding for       1. RFPs will be provided 2X per year,       Dean’s Office   Review                 C
       pilot projects leading to larger       with prioritization to                                  annually
       awards. This will be funded by         interdisciplinary and innovative
       ICR.                                   projects
   10. Provide grant development          1. New professional faculty member          Dean’s Office   Spring 06 and          C
       assistance in the Dean’s office       will be hired to provide assistance to                   review annually
                                             the grant writing process for faculty
                                          2. Increased submission of grants and                                              O
                                             contracts by faculty
                                          3. Web page for HHS research office                                                N
                                             will be developed with links to
                                             grants, procedures and forms

ADRG     Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

C = completed: O = on-going progress: N = no progress to date                                                           18
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Action 2: Expand the visibility of HHS scholarship and translational research

                 Objectives                               Indicators                    By Whom            By When     Status
   1.   Faculty publish or exhibit a        1. Annual reports, T/P dossiers and         Chairs             Annual          O
        minimum of two refereed                post-tenure review
        articles or juried scholarly
        works per year
   2.   Increase the percentage of          1. Annual reports, T/P dossiers and         Chairs             Annuals          O
        publications in top-tier journals      post-tenure review
        to > 25% with known impact
        factors and highly regarded
        juried exhibitions
   3.   Develop college and                 1. Evidence in key locations for            Deans Office,      Spring 06        O
        departmental displays                  outcomes of scholarship by faculty       Marketing/Com
        highlighting scholarly                 and graduate students                    munity Relations
   4.   Improve currency of our             1. External review of website prompted      Marketing/Com      On-going         O
        website research highlights            by Dean’s office                         munity Relations
   5.   Acknowledge faculty scholarly       1. Annual award made by College for         Chairs, ADRG,      On-going         O
        contributions in multiple forms        research productivity                    Marketing/Com
        to multiple audiences               2. Highlighted annually in Synergies        munity Relations
                                            3. Submit appropriate faculty for
                                               university awards

ADRG Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
* Scholarship defined as original work that is peer reviewed and broadly disseminated

C = completed: O = on-going progress: N = no progress to date                                                          19
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Action 3: To assess student attributes, student engagement, and program effectiveness

                Objectives                                Indicators                     By Whom        By When    Status
  1. Establish HHS baseline student       1. Consult with assessment expert to       ADAA, AA/SS,    June 06       C
      data including entry                   develop and administer quantitative     University
      characteristics                        and qualitative assessment tools        Institutional
      (e.g. gpa, SAT/ACT scores,          2. Utilize campus data sets                Research, and                 O
      math placement); current            3. Compile data into accessible formats    Assessment                    O
      characteristics (e.g. gpa, major)                                              Consultant
      post graduation goals;
      professional and personal
      interests; demographics;
      retention rates; educational
      satisfaction; student
      engagement levels; barriers to
      student success.
  2. Establish HHS baseline student        1. Consult with assessment expert to      ADAA, AA/SS,    June 06           C
      alumni data including                   develop and administer quantitative    University
      demographics; retention and             and qualitative assessment tools       Institutional
      graduation rates; past               2. Utilize campus data sets               Research, and                     O
      educational satisfaction; student    3. Compile data into accessible formats   Assessment                        O
      engagement levels; barriers to                                                 Consultant
      student success; graduate
      program acceptance and
   3. Create an on-going student and       1. Consult with assessment expert to      ADAA, AA/SS,    August 06         C
      student alumni data collection          develop an on-going data assessment    University
      system.                                 and data management system             Institutional
                                           2. Efficiently compile data at regular    Research, and                     O
                                              intervals                              Assessment
ADAA Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
AA/SS Academic Advising and Student Services

C = completed: O = on-going progress: N = no progress to date                                                     20
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Action 3 continued

  4. Establish inventory of current      1. Develop a database of current          ADAA, AA/SS,    June 06        O
     HHS undergraduate practices            practices in service learning,         and OSU
     about service learning,                internships, international programs,   Institutional
     internships, international             and research opportunities.            Research
     programs, and research
  5. Create an on-going inventory        1. Consult with assessment experts to     ADAA, AA/SS,                   C
     about service learning,                develop and on-going data              and OSU
     internships, international             assessment and data management         Institutional
     programs, and research                 system.                                Research                       O
     opportunities                       2. Efficiently compile data at regular

ADAA Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
AA/SS Academic Advising and Student Services

C = completed: O = on-going progress: N = no progress to date                                                21
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Action 4: Enrich and diversify the student experience
               Objectives                               Indicators                   By Whom         By When      Status
   1. Establish a focused and vibrant    1. Develop focused learning outcomes      Dept Chairs and   Spring 06      O
       curriculum within each                and an assessment plan for each       ADAA
       department                            undergraduate degree and
                                             certificate/accredited programs
   2. Improve the quality of             1. Appraise current departmental          Dept Chairs and    Fall 06         O
       instruction                           process for peer review of teaching   ADAA
                                             and consider alternative approaches
                                         2. Engage the University Center for                                          O
                                             Teaching and Learning to create a
                                             supportive, instructional mentoring
                                         3. Create a mentoring process for                                            N
                                             acquisition of instructional grants
                                         4. Establish a peer teaching evaluation                                      O
   3. Work collaboratively with          1. Identify initial departments in        AA/SS, ADAA,      Winter 07        O
       department chairs in                  highest need for enrollment plan      and Dept Chairs
       developing a                      2. Develop and implement plan as                                             N
       College/Departmental                  needed
       enrollment management plan
   4. Recruit targeted students:         1. Evaluate the current status of:        Dept Chairs,      On-going         O
       honor and high achievement            student quality reflected by GPA,     AA/SS, ADAA
       background students, diverse          academic experiences, and student     and ADRG
       students, students with interest      involvement in campus activities;
       matching underrepresented             demographics; student enrollment
       specializations                       by department, major and option
                                         2. Inventory current recruitment                                             O
                                             strategies and improve as needed
ADAA Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
AA/SS Academic Advising and Student Services
ADRG Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

 C = completed: O = on-going progress: N = no progress to date                                                   22
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Action 4 continued

   5. Enhance personal and               1. Inventory current community            Dept Chairs,       On-going         O
      professional student/faculty          engagement opportunities               AA/SS and
      and staff learning community       2. Develop and improve current            ADAA                                O
                                            processes as indicated
   6. Create link with career            1. Increase interface of student-career   ADAA, Dept.        Spring 06        N
      services and employment               services through creative              Chairs and
                                            collaboration                          AA/SS
                                         2. Improve student marketability upon                                         O
                                            graduation using more competency-
                                            based assessment processes
                                            including portfolio development
   7. Engage graduate students in        1. Evaluate graduate policies/programs    Dept                Fall 06         O
      research publications and             to promote earlier research projects   Chairs/Grad
      scholarly inquiry. Consider           in the doctoral programs of study.     Coordinators and
      graduate policies to facilitate    2. Analyze current publication patterns   ADRG                                N
      this                                  of HHS doctoral students
   8. Target scholarships for            1. Move to diversity action plan          By Dean, OSU       On-going         O
      students with hardships,                                                     Foundation, Dept
      including underrepresented                                                   Chairs
      minority students
   9. Initiate more interdisciplinary    1. Improve faculty participation in       By Dept Chairs     On-going         O
      opportunities for graduate            interdisciplinary seminars             and ADRG
      students                           2. Increase number of lectures of key                                         O
                                            interdisciplinary scholars

ADAA Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
AA/SS Academic Advising and Student Services
ADRG Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

C = completed: O = on-going progress: N = no progress to date                                                     23
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Action 5: Enhance and promote college extension, outreach and engagement activities

            Objectives                                  Indicators                        By Whom        By When       Status
  1. Incorporate research activities   Increased productivity of Extension field       FCD Program    Spring 2007        O
     more extensively into             faculty in:                                     Leader and
     Extension programs.                                                               Specialists
                                          1.   publications
                                          2.   grants submitted
                                          3.   grants received
                                          4.   refereed conference presentations
                                          5.   other indicators

  2. Strengthen linkages between          1. Provide training opportunities for        Dean team,     Summer 2006 –        N
     the FCD program and CHHS                field faculty about research              FCD Program    Spring 2007
     department activities                2. More opportunities for contact            Leader and                          N
                                             between residential and field faculty     Specialists,
                                          3. More partnerships between                 Department                          O
                                             residential and field faculty,              chairs
                                             including funding proposals,
                                             graduate student committees, etc.
  3. Increase the involvement of          1. More Extension-related funding            FCD Program    Fall 2006 –          N
     graduate students in Extension          opportunities for graduate students       Leader and     Spring 2007
     programs                             2. More graduate students funded to          Specialists,                        O
                                             work on research projects involving       Department
                                             Extension projects                        chairs
                                          3. More graduate student theses and                                              O
                                             dissertations about Extension topics
  4. Expand involvement of                1. More funding opportunities for            FCD Program    Fall 2006            O
     undergraduates in Extension-            undergraduates involving Extension,       Leader and
     related research                        e.g., internships, apprenticeships,       Specialists,
                                             etc.                                      Department

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  5. Greater connection between          1. Greater inclusion of Team Oregon     ADEx,        Summer 2006        O
     the College’s non-Extension            and KidSpirit administrators in      Department
     outreach programs (Team                CHHS activities                        chairs
     Oregon and KidSpirit) and the       2. More collaboration between College                                   O
     other units of the College             faculty and T.O. & K.S. programs,
                                            e.g., joint research projects or
                                            instructional support for the

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Action 6: Enrich the community and diversity of the College in alignment with University plan

              Objectives                               Indicators                         By Whom           By When    Status
   1. Develop a long term incentive      1. A plan, written in conjunction with         Dean’s Office    Spring 06       O
      plan for successful recruitment       university support
      and retention of students and
      faculty with diverse
   2. Aggressively recruit highly        1. Number of personal contacts of              Chairs, AA/SS,   Yearly            O
      qualified graduate students and        students                                   ADRG,
      faculty of color in each new       2. Participation in recruiting fairs, visits   Marketing/Ext
      hire in HHS.                           and related university sponsored           Relations
                                         2. Targeted materials mailed to 1890
                                             universities and to universities with
                                             higher % of minority students
   3. Develop grant proposals            1. Identification of appropriate RFPs          ADRG, ADAA,      Spring 06         N
      (DOE, NIH) for recruiting          2. Form team of contributors                   Dept Chairs      Fall 06           N
      minority students.                 3. Submission of grant proposals                                                  N
   4. Increase student and faculty       1. Increased communication to faculty          Dean’s Office,   Yearly            O
      participation in University-          and students                                Chairs and
      wide programs focused on           2. Increased acknowledgement for               AA/SS                              O
      issues of community and               participation
   5. Increase targeted scholarship      1. Identify more donors with interest in       OSU              Fall 06           N
      funding for minority students.        minority students                           Foundation,
                                         2. Prioritize visits with prospective          Dean’s Office,                     N
                                            donors                                      Chairs
                                         3. Number of targeted                                                             N
   6. Coordinate with extension          1. Provide current and relevant                Marketing/Ext    Summer 06         N
      faculty to assist in minority         materials to FCS Extension Offices          Relations
      student recruitment                   about professional careers in HHS

C = completed: O = on-going progress: N = no progress to date                                                         26
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Action 7: Increase and diversity revenue for the College

              Objectives                               Indicators                       By Whom           By When      Status
   1. Increase external funding from     1. Track grant and contract                Business Office     Yearly           C
      grants and contracts by 20%           expenditures                            and ADRG,
      per annum for next 3 years         2. Increase number of grants and           ADRG                                   O
                                            contracts submitted each year
   2. Decentralize college budget to     1. Open review of budget by leadership     Dean’s office and   Yearly             C
      departments based on                  team                                    business manager
      university productivity model
      for E&G dollars
   3. Prioritize and align funding       1. 6.5 million in private gifts            Dean’s Office,      Annual             O
      needs for capital campaign         2. 1.5 million from private foundations    OSU Foundation                         O
   4. Establish HHS Campaign             1. Identification and invitation of        Dean’s Office,      Winter 2006        O
      Cabinet                               selected members to assist in HHS       Chairs, OSU
                                            fundraising                             Foundation
   5. Increase application for patents   1. Increased communications with           Chairs, ADRG        Yearly             N
                                            Research Office
                                         2. Increased inquiries                                                            O
   6. Expand business and industry       1. Expand departmental advisory            Chairs, ADRG,       Yearly             O
      partnerships                          boards                                  OSU Foundation
                                         2. Consider partnerships for                                                      O
                                            collaborative fundraising

ADRG    Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

C = completed: O = on-going progress: N = no progress to date                                                         27
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Action 8: Promote visibility of College, faculty, staff and students internally, nationally and internationally

             Objectives                                  Indicators                       By Whom           By When     Status
   1. Enhance external                     1. Establish a marketing plan              Dean’s office,     Spring 2006      O
      communications of College            2. Continue to enhance website,            Marketing/Comm     Yearly           O
                                              Synergies and Annual Report             unity relations    Yearly
                                           3. Enhance communications about            and Alumni                            O
                                              departments, programs and               position
   2. Nominate faculty for awards in       1. At least three nominations per year     Dean’s office,     Yearly             C
      recognition of scholarship,             for university awards                   Marketing/Comm
      teaching and outreach                2. Nominate each year for national or      unity relations                       O
                                              international professional awards.      and Chairs
   3. Enhance internal                     1. Planned communications with staff,      Dean’s Office,     Yearly             O
      communications in recognition           faculty and students (ITDA; monthly     Chairs,
      of faculty, staff and students          meetings with staff)                    Marketing/Extern
                                           2. Bulletin board and displays             al Relations,                         O
   4. Expand international                 1. Understand and coordinate our           Dean’s Office;     2007               C
      partnerships and programs for           current international programs and      OSU
      faculty and students                    professional linkages within HHS        International
                                           2. Increase OSU International programs     Programs;                             O
                                              and International degree                ADAA; OSU
                                              opportunities in HHS                    Foundation
                                           3. Create more faculty/student                                                   O
                                              exchange programs
                                           4. Locate of external resources to                                               O
                                              support students and faculty in study
                                              tours and international partnerships

AA/SS    Academic Advising and Student Services

C = completed: O = on-going progress: N = no progress to date                                                          28
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ADAA Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

Action 9: Restructure and reinvent Dean’s Office and infrastructure to support these goals

               Objectives                              Indicators                   By Whom        By When    Status
   1. Hire new administrative staff to   1. Appoint assistant dean for academic  Dean’s office   Winter 06      C
      raise the level of productivity       affairs
      from the Dean’s Office             2. Hire research administrator                                           C
                                         3. Hire alumni relations and event                                       C
   2. Create new working areas for       1. Space remodel and reconfiguration in Dean’s Office   Winter 06        C
      professional faculty and staff        WB 123                                               Summer 06
                                         2. Space reconfiguration in WB 120                                       C

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B. Summarize major unit activities during 2005-2006 that helped promote one or
   more of the five thematic areas

Our College is well-positioned to respond to the needs of a rapidly changing world.
Indeed, much of our current teaching, research, and outreach is doing just that. Our motto
“Taking Care of Life” is about improving the health and well being of individuals,
families and communities in Oregon and beyond. Therefore our mission and vision align
beautifully with OSU’s strategic plan, specifically in two thematic areas which are: 1)
realizing the potential of the life sciences and the optimal delivery of public health
services in healthy environments; and 2) managing natural resources that contribute to
Oregon's quality of life, and growing and sustaining natural resources-based industries in
the knowledge economy. Most of the work of our faculty and students aligns importantly
with the thematic area on health. This is represented in our teaching, scholarship and
outreach. In the second thematic area, the College of HHS focuses on managing and
sustaining the human resources so valuable to our community, State, and Nation.

Center for Healthy Aging Research: Linking Individuals, Families and
Environments (LIFE)
This initiative brings together faculty specializing in different facets of aging, from diet
and genetics, to bone health, to the psychological, social and ethical implications of the
"graying of America." Researchers study the mechanisms underlying the biological aging
processes and how the body responds to "stresses," from bone fractures to drug
interactions and infections, to psychosocial and environmental stressors. A better
understanding of the interface among physical, psychological and social well-being - and
technological innovations to optimize aging - will result from multidisciplinary research.
The Center will include four core areas.

      Diet, Genes, and Aging
      Bone Health, Exercise, and Function in Aging
      Psychosocial Factors and Optimal Aging
      Social and Ethical Issues in Technologies for Healthy Aging.

Key hires have been made this past year to add leadership in the Diet, Genes and Aging
core and the Psychosocial Factors Core. We are excited for the future of this Center.

Building for the Future in Bionutrition Research

The Department of NES is planning to build an internationally renowned
interdisciplinary graduate program in Bionutrition Research. We have begun this
initiative with an aggressive search and recruitment of this Director position. This
program will capitalize on the strengths of OSU faculty in areas of health and nutrition
and enable our program to expand into a unique and vitally important area of scholarship.
We have completed the search process and are in the final stages of hiring of an
internationally recognized scholar. This program will grow within newly refurbished
laboratories in Milam Hall, following the destructive fire in 2004.

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Prevention Research Center in Public Health

The mission of the Prevention Research Center is to conduct and disseminate high quality
basic and applied research concerning the health of communities/populations. More
specifically, researchers will focus on: 1) understanding the environmental (including
cultural, physical and health care systems and policies), social and personal risk and
protective factors that determine health status; 2) translating research into practice by
developing and evaluating the efficacy and effectiveness of practices, interventions and
policies to prevent disease and promote and protect the health of populations; and 3)
disseminating research methods, findings and evidence-based practices.

Sustainable Rural Communities

This initiative is a statewide program to address the needs and challenges of Oregon's
rural towns. The goal is for faculty to provide ongoing research and analysis to allow
decision-makers to develop successful strategies for helping rural communities overcome
disadvantages that come with small size and geographic isolation. OSU is uniquely
positioned for this initiative because of our faculty expertise in HHS and several other
colleges as well as our statewide Extension Service. In addition to generating new
knowledge through research, one of the goals of the initiative is to train a new generation
of community leaders, professionals and scholars through a new academic program in
Rural Studies and Rural Policy.

C. Summarize major accomplishments for 2005-2006 in support of the OSU Capital

Significant progress has been made in support of the OSU capital campaign. As of June
30, 2006, we have received pledges equivalent of 41% of our campaign goal. This is due
to the commitment and effort of our college leadership in building relationships and
establishing a direction that appeals to many committed believers in HHS. Specific
progress included establishing a campaign cabinet in 2006, identifying and building
major gift prospects, organizing events for alumni and friends of the College, and seeking
to build better linkages and assistance from our emeriti faculty. In addition, we have
added needed support staff to increase and improve the quality of our event planning and
alumni relations. This will help the College build on success with expanded capital
campaign opportunities.

The top three focal areas with our campaign development, aligns with OSU and our HHS
directions. These include building upon our Center for Healthy Aging, establishing an
Initiative for Healthy Children and working collaboratively with partners to Build
Leaders for Health Care Administration.

HHS 2005-06 Annual Report: Strategic Plan Implementation

3. Other initiatives and their outcomes
HHS sponsored grant writing workshop: For the 4th consecutive year, HHS has
planned and implemented a grant writing workshop for faculty within the College. We
retained the services of David Morrison, from Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops,
LLC to provide a full day workshop, and subsequent efforts to develop quality proposals.
For the one-day workshop, 36 faculty attended. Of this 36, only 13 were from HHS. Thus
this workshop was attended by 23 faculty members from other academic units including
the Colleges of Ag Science, Pharmacy, Science and Centers such as LPI and EHSC. The
additional 6-month training process continued for 16 of the faculty, only 6 from HHS.

Portland Metro Region Health and Food Systems Task Force: The Portland Metro
Health and Food Systems Task Force formed in November-December 2005 on request
from Scott Reed, Dean and Director, OSU Extension Service. The charge of the Task
Force was to examine current and promising opportunities for Extension programming in
the Portland Metro region, and to provide recommendations to OSU Extension for new
directions, program opportunities, and program partners in the years ahead.

The Task Force was chaired by Marc Braverman, Associate Dean for Extension and
Outreach, CHHS. The Task Force membership included 17 individuals from OSU (9
faculty members) as well as from agencies and organizations in the Portland metro region
including Portland State University, OHSU, Oregon Food Bank, Portland Public Schools,
Multnomah County Health Department, and Kaiser Permanente Center for Health
Research. The data collection activities included in-depth group and individual interviews
conducted between February and June 2006, as well as Web and library research. The
Task Force report was completed and delivered to Scott Reed and the Extension Cabinet
in July 2006.

4. Scorecard
University generated metrics indicates significant improvements at this time are the

 Performance of college-level metrics
     Increased expenditures from grants and contracts
     Increased undergraduate degrees awarded
     Increased graduate degrees award
     Increased number of students at OSU Cascades campus in College offerings

 Leveraging resources
     Increased grants and contracts submitted by faculty
     Increased number of successful grants received
     Increased grant expenditures
     Increased private giving
     Utilization of AES funds to support fundable research

HHS 2005-06 Annual Report: Strategic Plan Implementation

       Increasing the number of counties served by OFNEP and EFNEP programs,
           leveraging matching federal and/or county funds

 Initiatives to leverage state resources
      Research and evaluation contracts to assist Department of Children and Families
      OFNP and EFNEP programs leverage state, county and federal dollars to help in
          nutrition programs for those in need
      Re-establish a Portland presence in OSU Extension programs, building
          partnerships to do so (OSU task force chaired by HHS Associate Dean M.

 Initiatives to improve administrative efficiencies and effectiveness
      Hired new Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach to improve effectiveness
          of FCD extension programs
      Hired internal Assistant Dean of Academic Programs to prioritize undergraduate
          experiences and student success in HHS
      Established the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, formerly two
          departments, maintaining only one department chair position to oversee the
          entire department and various programs

5. Assessment of 2005-2006 Priorities
What Worked

  As a College, we have continued to provide a positive learning environment to our
   students despite having very high student to faculty ratio

  Interdisciplinary research initiatives have established the groundwork for more rapid
   development and building within the College

  Internal grant funds distributed through competitive process, using ICR to support
   small projects that have potential to build in the future. These awards include
   opportunities for Extension and residential faculty.

  Grants and contracts continues to increase with our figures indicating $10.5 million
   during AY 05-06

  Private giving revenues have increased nearly tripled since 02-03 with @906,500
   annual gifts as of 5/06

  Student enrollment in the College remains high, growing faster than the university

  Efforts to promote visibility of our faculty and staff through internal awards and
   university nominations have continued and been remain successful

HHS 2005-06 Annual Report: Strategic Plan Implementation

  Continued efforts to build international exchange programs including study tours, and
   affiliations for College

  Building cohesiveness and collegiality within the College continues to require on-
   going attention and guidance from Departmental and College leadership

  Strengthening internal and external communications through various means has
   improved significantly and helped with alumni and external relations

  Integration of Extension faculty into Departments has provided new collaborative
   working relationships

  Use of university resources to establish new labs from TRF funds and Research
   Equipment Reserve Funds, expand research opportunities and enhance scholarship of
   students and faculty

  Academic Advising Office continues to work diligently to meet the needs of our
   expanding student enrollments. They are efficient and student-centered.

  Successful recruitment of many senior faculty who will add strength and visibility to
   our interdisciplinary research initiatives. This was only possible through creative
   salary packages necessitating faculty responsibility for a portion of their academic

  Alignment of programmatic curricula with various accrediting agencies

Areas That Need Improvement

  Our research indicates very few undergraduates are involved in research projects with
   faculty or feel engaged in student events within the College.

  Improving research experiences for students in our Extension programs and by
   providing opportunities for students and needed assistance for agents.

  Distribution and assignment of faculty FTE to more accurately reflect their
   contributions to the individual department

  Low faculty salaries and salary compression issues is problematic, which may be
   complicated by new hires

  Continued emphasis on recruiting high quality graduate and diverse students

  Provide more Graduate Research Assistantships and 600 level courses for our PhD

HHS 2005-06 Annual Report: Strategic Plan Implementation

  Continued emphasis on communication and teambuilding activities for faculty and

  Continued work with Extension faculty members to be integrated members of their
   academic departments

  Secure more external funding for research and building signature research programs

  Continued priority in the recruitment and retention of top faculty

  Research laboratories remodel and updates

  Timeliness of repair and refurbish of Milam Hall after the 2004 fire (still not finished)

  On-going efforts to improve the quality of our student-centered assessment processes
   including, use of outcome based portfolios, student engagement assessment, exit
   survey analyses, and with the assessment of effective teaching practices in HHS

  More intentional links to the Honors College and OSU Athletics to support student

  Increase and improve our capacity to build international educational experiences for
   students in HHS

  On-going tracking of student success upon graduation

Major barriers

  Lack for funding for faculty raises and salary compression has created low morale

  Difficulties transitioning from teaching units to research and teaching units

  High faculty to student ratios and the need to recruit more faculty to provide the
   research and instruction expected at a top-tier university. For the College the ratio is
   35:1, more than double the university goal of 17:1

  Undergraduate Course access problems for many students in most of our departments

  Relatively high teaching load for most faculty in the College with average faculty
   teaching being 16-18 units per year

  Teaching undergrads research skills is a time-consuming endeavor and students may
   need fore theory, statistics, and research background before becoming involved;
   finding a good fit between students and mentors is difficult.

HHS 2005-06 Annual Report: Strategic Plan Implementation

  Continued recognition of high OPE rates and limits from funding agencies. This was
   particularly problematic in transferring existing grants to OSU.

6. Proposed Goals for 2006-2007
The College of HHS will continue to prioritize the following goals as we seek to focus
our strengths and grow in multiple measures of productivity and importance to the
university, our state and beyond. The Administrative team of HHS will be defining new
strategic actions and associated metrics for the coming academic year during our planned
work retreat at the end of August, 2006. In general, we intend to improve upon our
capacity to enhance student experiences and success, increase faculty engagement in
funded and meaningful research and scholarship that has a direct impact on the lives of
people in Oregon and beyond and to expand our sense of diversity and community by
building safe and sustainable communities for all.


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