Department of Biostatistics Pillar Goals

Goals Established June 2010

Note: The first metric in each pillar is the one that will be reported to the School of Medicine each year; others are for internal monitoring.

PEOPLE

Goal: Retain highly-satisfied, productive and engaged employees

Metrics:

  1. Annual department survey - the sum of responses to the following five questions. On a 0-100 scale to what extent are you:
    1. fulfilled by your work?
    2. respected, recognized, and rewarded by your supervisor, colleagues, collaborators, and department for your work?
    3. challenged sufficiently?
    4. increasing your knowledge/skill set since joining the department?
    5. receiving adequate mentoring for your career?
  2. Retention rates for faculty and staff
  3. VUMC Community Survey (staff survey data)
  4. Promotions
  5. Establishment of mentoring committees for faculty at Assistant Professor level and below (all tracks)

Note: the 5-question survey will be administered by REDCap using a slider (the 0 and 100 anchors will not be mentioned).

SERVICE

Goal: Successful implementation of Biostatistics Collaboration Center - grow and integrate the BCC as a viable resource

Metrics:
  1. Reduction of operating cost loss (in dollars)
  2. Usage of BCC - the number of projects initiated during the year
  3. Implement data collection regarding request fulfillment (first year)
  4. Responsiveness to needs of other departments measured by % of requests that are filled within one month (second and later years)

QUALITY

Goal: Publications

Metrics:
  1. The yearly metric will be the sum of publication scores for the previous calendar year for all publications having an author who is at least a half-time member of the department
    • The score is the prevailing impact factor for the journal in which the paper is published, but not to exceed 20
    • If a department member is a first author, the score is multiplied by 10
    • The highest score is used for the article (no double counting if multiple department members are authors)

GROWTH & FINANCE

Goal: Extramural grant support for research and education

Metrics:
  1. Total external funding
    • Counts fringe benefits and other elements of BCC charges
    • Considers any external funding: grants, contracts, consulting, and gifts
    • For collaborative grants uses the total $ (salary + fringe + BCC charges) for all department personnel and their expenses and equipment on the grant
    • For grants in which a department member is the PI, uses the total grant $ (directs and indirects) from the grant for the current year
    • For grants in which a department member is the Co-PI, uses half the total grant $ (directs and indirects) from the grant for the current year
    • For grants in which a department member is a Core Director or Project Leader, uses the total core or project budget $ (directs and indirects) from the grant for the current year
    • For grants in which a department member is officially a Co-Core or Co-Project leader, uses half the total core or project budget $ (directs and indirects) from the grant for the current year
  2. % increase in sponsored research over prior year
  3. % effort supported by sponsored research (in aggregate for faculty/staff members)
  4. Total salary support outside department (salary/FB/BCC/Collaboration Plan)
  5. Weighted credit depending on biostatistician project role (PI, co-PI, Core Director, co-I etc.) factoring in total project directs/indirects

INNOVATION

  1. Graduate Program in Biostatistics
  2. SOM overall goals to be established.

-- LindaStewart - 18 Jun 2010 -- FrankHarrell - 19 Jun 2010
Topic revision: r8 - 13 Jul 2010, LindaStewart
 

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