Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership (UCAP)

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Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership

(UCAP): Aligning Industry Needs with

Educational Programs

Jessica Miller, UCAP Project Manager, Utah System of Higher Education

&

Brenda Luther, University of Utah Director, Care Management Programs

Audience Questions

What state are you from?

What are the key industries in your state or your region?

What are the current initiatives already occurring in your state?

Strengthening the alignment between industry needs and educational programs with partnerships

UCAP Goals and Objectives

Goal 1

Increase Economic

Cluster Connectivity and

Educational Alignment

Goal 2

Respond to Industry

Identified Skill Gaps

Goal 3

Enhance the Role of the

Regional Institutions in Economic

Development

Goal 4

Promote Regional

Stewardship

2014 UCAP Grant Awards

Economic Development

Institution/Organization:

Box Elder County

University of Utah

University of Utah & Salt

Lake County

Approved Applications Summary

Application Title: Key use of funds:

Utah Unmanned Aircraft

System Test Center

Cell Therapy & Regenerative

Medicine

Church & State Business

Incubator

Business Infrastructure &

COA Development

Program Expansion,

Business Development

Business Creation, Training

Development

Funding

Awarded:

$250,000

$200,000

$200,000

Industry

Supporting:

Aerospace

Life Science

Multiple

Totals: $650,000

2014 UCAP Grant Awards

– Training Programs

Institution/Organization:

Bridgerland ATC

*Dixie ATC

Ogden Weber ATC

Salt Lake Community College

Snow College

Southwest ATC

Southern Utah University

Uintah Basin ATC

Utah State University, Moab

Utah State University

Eastern, Blanding

Utah Valley University

Weber State University

Application Title:

Automated Manufacturing

& Robotics BATC

Advanced Manufacturing

Alliance

Advanced Composites

Equipment

Plastics Molding Skilled

Workers Project

IT/CS Expansion Program

Advanced Manufacturing

Workforce Development for MSC Aerospace

Industry

Well Control / Safety

Enhancement

Launching Career,

Technical, & STEM

Education Programs

Expanding Healthcare

Workforce in Eastern Utah

Regulatory Affairs

Graduate Certificate

Program

Production Control and

Automation

Key use of funds:

Replicate Robotics program on another campus

New Program Development &

Program Expansion

Program Expansion &

Equipment Upgrade

Program Expansion

Replicate CIS Program at a different campus

New Program Development &

Expansion

Program Expansion

Program Enhancement

New Program Development;

Connect CTE Pathways,

Connect After-school Program

New Program Development

Continued Program

Development

New Program Development

Totals:

*Consortium

Funding

Awarded:

$100,000

$200,000

$100,000

$175,000

$110,000

$120,000

$73,500

$77,500

$101,000

$160,000

$33,000

$150,000

$1,400,000

Industry

Supporting:

Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Manufacturing

IT

Aerospace

Aerospace/IT

Energy

STEM

Life Science

Life Science

Manufacturing

University of Utah

Care Management

Utah’s Health Care Initiative

The priority initiatives

for UCAP were:

Care Management

– program and curriculum implemented for post BSN level nurses.

Residency Program

–Capstone combined residency to integrate graduate nurses in to practice.

Innovative Clinical Placement

– clinical placement opportunities other than traditional experiences to meet clinical educations outcomes and quality of clinical experiences for nursing students.

Objectives

1. Organize healthcare industry to assess the unique care management needs in Utah’s community.

2. Base curriculum on regional industry as well as national standards of care management.

3. Prepare a program of study that can be shared by other nursing and social work higher-ed systems.

CARE MANAGEMENT

Industry Partners

Intermountain Healthcare

IASIS Healthcare

HCA/Mountain Star

University of Utah Health Care

CARE MANAGEMENT

Higher Education

Partners

The Gap: Survey Says . . .

“Care management competencies lack an educational pathway.”

THE PURPOSE

To continue the profession of nursing as the leader of care management and population management—

balancing cost, quality, and access

.

Clinical, financial, and psychosocial theory

and experience to be successful in these roles.

Phase One

Implementation

University of Utah developed Program of Study and Course Objectives for:

–Post Baccalaureate Certificate

–Master’s track

(approved by Utah Board of Regents and UofU

Academic Senate)

Phase Two

Expanding to Interdisciplinary

Industry identified expert care managers

U of U enrolled first Cohort at the U of U from these industry experts

Expand the certificate to an Interdisciplinary status for nurses, social workers and other healthcare professions

Phase Three

Sharing with other State Universities

Programs of Study and Course Objectives for

Certificate Program shared with partnering

Universities.

Partnering Universities taking POS and course approvals through their own institution processes.

Partnering universities collaborating on shared faculty load, payment from student to teaching institution per course.

Best Practices

Already connected groups

Education and Industry healthcare leaders already meeting in one forum

Using what we have

The CON already had structure of certificate and

Master’s programs in other specialties

Recognition and Support

Recognize, call-out, support the progress noted

Challenges

Continued connection with partners for next steps

Identifying other strengths in other facilities to support the goals

Conclusion

Q&A

Or share your State’s current initiatives

Jessica Lucero Miller, PhD

UCAP Project Manager,

USHE

801-321-7126 jmiller@ushe.edu

Brenda Luther, PhD, RN

Director & Asst. Prof.

University of Utah brenda.luther@nurs.utah.edu

http://jobs.utah.gov/department/ucap.html

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