This committee evaluates the professional curriculum. The responsibilities of the Curriculum-Professional Degree Committee are as follows:
- Develop/implement methods to assess the ability of the DVM degree curriculum to provide the training necessary for the success of CVM graduates.
- Aid in selecting the methods used to assess the effectiveness of the DVM degree program.
- Advise the Dean on suggested changes to the curriculum.
Committee makeup: The committee will be composed of two faculty members each from the Departments of Biomedical Sciences, Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, and Veterinary Pathobiology (6). Ideally, three of the faculty representatives will be faculty members with teaching experience in the preclinical portion of the curriculum, and three will be faculty members with teaching experience in the clinical portion of the curriculum. Each member will serve a three-year term. One student will be nominated to the committee for a one-year appointment by the Executive Committee of SAVMA (1). The Associate Dean of Student and Alumni Affairs and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs will serve as ex officio members. A recognized educator may be asked to serve as an ex officio advisor to the committee on an ad hoc basis.
The committee will elect a Chair and Associate Chair, each of whom will serve one-year terms. The Chair and Associate Chair will be selected such that one represents preclinical studies and the other represents clinical studies. The Associate Chair will typically become Chair in the year following their term as Associate Chair and a new Associate-Chair will be elected at that time.
Meetings and Minutes: The committee will meet at least twice yearly. The committee will provide a copy of minutes to the Office of Academic Affairs.