Health Services Management (HSM), in the College of Continuing and Professional Studies is a bachelor of applied science degree program that develops knowledgeable leaders who advance the health of individuals, organizations and communities. This program connects expert health services management faculty in partnership with an HSM Industry Advisory Board of professionals, serving students interested in gaining an applied degree in health services management. Health services management is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States. Over 17 faculty members teach more than 180 undergraduate students aspects of health care delivery systems, leadership, and administration. Through applied learning experiences, students can go on to careers in health systems, clinics, long-term care facilities, health insurance companies, and licensure programs in long-term care.

Approved by the Campus Writing Board in Summer 2018, HSM’s first-edition Writing Plan identified three core areas of work: (1) engaging in an internal assessment of student writing at the introductory and intermediate levels of the program; (2) developing student resources that underscore the importance of writing throughout the program and in the profession; (3) participating in three workshops focused on supporting multilingual writers, ensuring consistent academic integrity and citation knowledge, and developing clear, useful and flexible assignments and rubrics.

For its second-edition Writing Plan, approved by the Campus Writing Board in Spring 2019, HSM has identified four core areas of work in support of its ongoing WEC efforts. First, the department will continue its popular faculty workshop series, focusing on topics such as best practices for collaborative writing environments and assignments, working with multilingual students in the HSM context, and strategies for teaching source use and APA citation formats. Second, HSM will launch an annual, two-part student workshop series to review available writing resources developed during the first Writing Plan. Third, the department will convene a number of small faculty working groups to develop rubrics that align with WEC-related criteria, to identify instructional gaps, and to facilitate consistent instruction and assessment across the curriculum. Fourth, building on their efforts in the first-edition Writing Plan, HSM will establish an online “Writing Hub” that will serve as a core resource site for students and faculty.

Health Services Management Writing Plan