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C U R R I C U LU M

Spotlight

by Sara Carney and Dr. Megan Palsa

Education Renovation:

CTE and CVM work together on curriculum redesign

Left to right: Dr. Lisa Keefe, Dr. Debra Fowler, Dr. Jodi Korich, Dr. Kristin Chaney, Maria Macik (standing), Elizabeth Scallan (seated), Jacqueline Turner

With the construction of new buildings and modernized facilities, it’s apparent that the face of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) is changing. However, the remodeling is not just on the outside; the CVM is also renovating its curriculum for veterinary students. Like renovating a building, curriculum redesign can be an extensive and time-consuming process, but luckily the CVM has help. By partnering with the Texas A&M Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), the CVM is working to ensure its graduates receive the best education possible and are adequately prepared to enter the veterinary profession. 76 •

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Partnerships in Curriculum Review In January 2015, the CVM reached out to the Texas A&M Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) for assistance in reviewing its four-year veterinary program. By partnering with the CTE, the CVM is working to ensure its graduates receive the best education possible and are adequately prepared to enter the veterinary profession. With over 10 years of experience in curriculum redesign, the CTE works across Texas A&M University to evaluate programs and improve curricula for various colleges and departments. A few of the CTE’s successful curriculum redesigns include the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, the Special Education program in the Department of Educational Psychology, and the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management. “We only have the opportunity to do a complete and in-depth curriculum review once every seven to 10 years, so we wanted to make sure that we did it right,” explained Dr. Kenita Rogers, associate dean for professional programs. “For us, doing it right meant leveraging the tremendous expertise of the CTE in curriculum review and design to help us accomplish our goals.”

CVM Today - Summer 2016  

A semi-annual publication for the faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical...

CVM Today - Summer 2016  

A semi-annual publication for the faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical...