May 4, 2017

Gathering Insights Across Departments

April 17, 2017: Curricular Innovation Framework Proposal

In mid-April, Peggy Odegard shared the Curricular Innovation Framework Proposal with the School of Pharmacy Executive Committee, for distribution by the Department Chairs to faculty. For the rest of April and into May, faculty in all three departments—Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutics and Pharmacy—reviewed the proposed innovation, asked questions, and offered feedback, with a series of faculty and town hall meetings scheduled to allow ample time for discussion of ideas in preparation for consideration of the model at our All-School Faculty meeting, later in May.

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April 28, 2017: Student Representatives

In late April, the Dean’s Advisory Council of Students (DACS) met for the spring Curricular Innovation Focus meeting, and included student representatives from the Curriculum Committee, Assessment Committee, and the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS). At this meeting, we shared the proposed model for the new curriculum with the student representatives and described key elements of the proposal. Students provided thoughtful and constructive responses, including ideas for implementation and timing of APPEs, immunization training, examinations, and longitudinal projects.

May 4, 2017: CI Team

CI team members collected responses and fielded questions about the Curricular Innovation Framework Proposal from faculty in all three departments, in preparation for the faculty vote in late May. While the departments continued to meet and have questions answered, the CI team met in early May to discuss initial feedback about the proposal. Initial responses were quite positive, with requests that we provide more clarification about some aspects of the model. Once a model is approved by the faculty, several new workgroups will form to further develop particular aspects of the model as we enter the implementation phase.

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