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Design Phase – Creating a Framework

January 16, 2020

As the CRC continues to meet two times per month, a framework for the new curriculum is beginning to take shape. We are still deliberating where things will fall in to place, but here is… Read More

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Design Phase – Tackling the Structural Elements

November 22, 2019

The Curriculum Redesign Committee (CRC) began regular meetings in September 2019 by tackling some structural elements of curricula. Three issues have been discussed and voted on by the CRC thus far: Tracking – Do we… Read More

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Design Phase – the Beginning Started at the End

November 22, 2019

After assembling the Curriculum Redesign Committee (CRC) in Spring 2019, the first meetings consisted of three half-day retreats, facilitated by the Tufts Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT). The goal of these… Read More

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Entering the Design Phase of Curriculum Redesign

April 19, 2019

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine has begun the design phase of curriculum redesign and faculty, students, staff, alumni, and other stakeholders are invited to participate.  Curriculum Committee assembled a Curriculum Redesign Committee (CRC) consisting of… Read More

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Cummings School Curriculum Redesign Vote Result

January 14, 2019

From January 4th to January 11th, Cummings School faculty were asked to vote on the motion from the Curriculum Committee for the school to enter the design phase of curriculum redesign. 75 out of 116 faculty… Read More

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Cummings School Curriculum Redesign Vote

January 4, 2019

Cummings School faculty are strongly encouraged to vote on the motion from Curriculum Committee to move into the design phase of curriculum redesign by 5:00 PM on Friday, January 11, 2018. The sample curricula that… Read More

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9th Curriculum Conversation with Faculty

December 3, 2018

Office of Academic Affairs and the Curriculum Committee hosted the 9th Curriculum Conversation with Faculty to gather input and discuss the logistics and resources that would be required for the design and implementation phase of… Read More

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Faculty Curriculum Redesign Retreat-3

November 16, 2018

In concluding the exploratory phase of curriculum redesign, the Office of Academic Affairs and Curriculum Committee hosted the third curriculum redesign retreat with faculty on November 16, 2018. Faculty were asked to identify and prioritize… Read More

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Faculty Curriculum Redesign Retreat-2

November 6, 2018

In concluding the exploratory phase of curriculum redesign, the Office of Academic Affairs and Curriculum Committee hosted the second curriculum redesign retreat with faculty on November 6, 2018. Faculty were asked to identify and prioritize… Read More

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Faculty Curriculum Redesign Retreat-1

October 26, 2018

In concluding the exploratory phase of curriculum redesign, the Office of Academic Affairs and Curriculum Committee scheduled a total of three half-day retreats for faculty to come together and imagine what a redesigned curriculum would… Read More

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8th Curriculum Conversation with Students and Staff

October 11, 2018

The Office of Academic Affairs and Curriculum Committee hosted the Curriculum Conversation with Students and Staff to gather their feedback on what they would like the faculty to know about the current DVM curriculum before… Read More

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7th Curriculum Conversation with Faculty

August 23, 2018

This session was titled ‘Beginning with the End in Mind: Defining the Outcome of Our DVM Curriculum’ and Dr. Nick Frank conducted a whiteboarding session with the faculty to discuss the goals of our curriculum. … Read More

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6th Curriculum Conversation with Faculty

July 11, 2018

Dr. Nick Frank presented the results of Curriculum and Student Wellness surveys and participants discussed how to interpret and implement the survey findings. PowerPoint presentation Meeting Notes

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5th Curriculum Conversation with Dr. Jan Ilkiw

May 3, 2018

Dr. Jan Ilkiw, Associate Dean for Academic Programs at UC Davis, discussed the design and implementation of their new curriculum approximately seven years after it was introduced. Video recording (available to Tufts affiliates only)

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4th Curriculum Conversation with Students and Staff

April 30, 2018

The Office of Academic Affairs and Curriculum Committee hosted the Curriculum Conversation with Students and Staff to gather their input on curriculum redesign. Video recording (available to Tufts affiliates only)

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3rd Curriculum Conversation with Dr. Julie Funk

April 5, 2018

Dr. Julie Funk, Associate Dean for Professional Academic Programs and Student Success at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, discussed the reasons her institution decided to invest time and energy in redesigning their curriculum.… Read More

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2nd Curriculum Conversation with Dr. Scott Epstein

February 22, 2018

Dr. Scott Epstein, who serves as Dean for Educational Affairs at Tufts University School of Medicine discussed the curriculum redesign process that the medical school is currently going through. PowerPoint presentation Video recording (available to… Read More

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Curriculum Conversations for Spring 2018 Announced

January 1, 2018

A series of Curriculum Conversations with key individuals from other schools were announced for the 2018 Spring Semester.  The main goal of these forums is to explore why other schools have engaged in curriculum redesign… Read More

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1st Curriculum Conversation Hosted

December 7, 2017

Curriculum Committee and the Office of Academic Affairs hosted the first Curriculum Conversation with Faculty on December 7, 2017 and participants listed the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the current curriculum.  Examples of curriculum… Read More

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Beginning the Exploratory Phase of Curriculum Redesign

October 20, 2017

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is beginning the exploratory phase of curriculum redesign and we invite faculty, students, and other stakeholders to participate in this important process. We aim to create a learner-centered environment that… Read More

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Exploratory Phase Approved

October 19, 2017

On July 12, 2017, Curriculum Committee (CC) approved a motion to begin the exploratory phase of curriculum redesign at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, and the Executive Faculty Board supported this decision on October… Read More

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