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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 areas for improvement in the current DVM curriculum. Based on their findings, they developed sample curriculum models that would address 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 areas for improvement in the current DVM curriculum. Based on their findings, they developed sample curriculum models that would address 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 look like. The first curriculum redesign retreat took place on October 26, 2018 and the faculty who attended were asked 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 the faculty curriculum redesign retreats begin.

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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.  Faculty were asked what the outcome of our curriculum should be with respect to the new graduates that we produce. 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. Video recording (available to Tufts affiliates only)

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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 Tufts affiliates only)

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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 because this will help the Cummings School to consider the same question.   Thursday February 22, 2018   Curriculum Conversation 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 models from other veterinary schools were briefly presented. Meeting notes and PowerPoint presentation Video recording (available to Tufts affiliates only) Read More

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Exploratory Phase Approved

July 12, 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 19, 2017.

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