January 19, 2017

Curricular Development

The Curricular Innovation Guidance Team is currently synthesizing faculty input and planning another faculty retreat for January 31, 2017, where the faculty, along with guest practitioners, will review a draft framework of the curricular approach, based on the input and priorities identified at the previous retreat and through student input.  After considering the framework, we will work together at the retreat to develop more detailed aspects of the curriculum and to identify workgroups for moving forward with curricular design.  Concurrent with and critically tied to this process, the faculty and students are providing input to update the Ability Based Outcomes (ABOs) for the PharmD curriculum. The current timeline goal is that the faculty will have a well-developed model, designed through their input, and updated ABOs to consider for endorsement at the all-faculty meeting scheduled in February 2017. Over the next few months, faculty workgroups will hone the details: developing the curriculum, curricular requirements and guidelines, planning implementation and phasing, and developing metrics for assessing the success of the new curriculum. We anticipate beginning implementation no sooner than Fall 2018.

The UWSOP Curricular Innovation Guidance Team welcomes your ongoing participation in this process. We invite you to stay informed and engaged by reading our updates, participating in events and surveys, and by asking questions or providing feedback.

Citations: Covey, Stephen R. 2004. The 7 habits of highly effective people: restoring the character ethic. New York: Free Press.