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Strategic Plan:
Goal Two

Deliver world-class education that produces
highly successful veterinarians...

Goal Two: Four-Year Objectives

  1. Train all of our educators in developing, delivering and assessing the curriculum.
  2. Implement comprehensive curricular evaluation to achieve an integrated educational program supporting critical thinking, clinical reasoning and core competencies.
  3. Create technological and analytical solutions to manage, deliver and assess the curriculum, and measure student performance.
  4. Develop entrepreneurial, management and leadership skills to prepare students for professional success.

  Measures of Success

  • Educator, student, alumni and employer surveys of the impact of our DVM teaching.
  • Strength of our DVM applicant pool.
  • Successful implementation of technological solutions supporting education.

 

 Goal 2 Objectives and Milestones

Academy of Educators Development:

The Academy of Educators will be expanded to include a web presence, curated resources, and a comprehensive array of programming. 

Milestones:

  • Development of web page, to include a calendar of events, educator profiles, resources, and links
  • Hiring of a program manager who will be 20-30% devoted to maintaining and developing AoE events
  • Creation of member committees to identify areas of interest
  • Development of a fellowship or other structured curriculum within the AoE for members in the CVM community who desire a formal introduction or course of study in education

Curriculum and Student Performance Assessment in the Clinical Year:

Measures to evaluate the clinical learning environment, including both student performance and rotation organization and grading.

Milestones

  • Develop instruments (rubrics, technology) for EPA evaluation in core clinical rotations, expanding to include all focus areas
  • Commence formal evaluation of clinical rotations by FCCCE. New evaluations will include student feedback, evaluation of syllabi, orientation materials, and timeliness of mid and end-of-rotation grades
  • Development of data storage and dashboard systems to enhance tracking of student outcomes

Expansion of Competency Assessments in Clinical Year:

A key aspect of curricular evaluation is verifying that students are proficient in real-life, complex clinical tasks prior to graduation.

Milestones:

    1. Convene a working group that represents educators from core clinical rotations and focus area requirements
    2. Map and define AVMA competencies for each core or required rotation
    3. Implement assessment and data storage strategy

Educator Academy Launch:

The establishment of an educator academy will create a faculty-led community that will engage in professional development, research, and collaboration around education.

Milestones:

  1. Establish leadership and membership structures
  2. Define mission and initial goals
  3. Commence programming during 2018 academic year

Educational Support Services (ESS) Expansion:

ESS will expand beyond traditional administrative and technical support of courses to provide instructional design and pedagogy consultations to faculty and on-site training for faculty on the use of instructional technologies.

Milestones:

  1. Improved learning outcomes and student reviews of redesigned courses
  2. Course coordinators competent in reviewing and acting on examination results
  3. Launch of instructional design and instructional design workshops for faculty

Expansion of Competency Assessments in Clinical Year:

A key aspect of curricular evaluation is verifying that students are proficient in real-life, complex clinical tasks prior to graduation.

Milestones:

    1. Convene a working group that represents educators from core clinical rotations and focus area requirements
    2. Map and define AVMA competencies for each core or required rotation
    3. Implement assessment and data storage strategy