This committee evaluates the professional curriculum. Specifically, the committee will develop/implement methods to assess the ability of the curriculum to provide the training necessary for the success of CVM graduates and advise the Dean on suggested changes to the curriculum. Moreover, the committee will aid in selecting the methods used to assess the effectiveness of the DVM degree program.
The committee will consist of six faculty representatives, two from each department. 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. SCAVMA will appoint one student member (1 year appointment). In addition, the Dean of Student and Alumni Affairs and the Dean of Academic Affairs will serve as ex officio members of the committee. A recognized educator may be asked to serve as an ex officio advisor to the committee on an ad hoc basis.
Faculty representatives on the committee will serve 3-year terms. The committee will elect a Chair and Associate Chair, each of whom will serve 1-year terms. The Associate-Chair will typically become Chair in the year following his/her term as Assoc-Chair and a new Assoc-Chair will be elected at that time. The Chair and Assoc-Chair will be selected such that one represents pre-clinical studies and the other represents clinical studies.
The committee will meet at least twice yearly and will submit a report to the Office of Academic Affairs.
Proposed Curriculum Change:
VMS 6990: Zoo Medicine Elective: CVM Curriculum Committee Review/Approval
Comparative Medicine Curriculum Suggestions-2007 (posted 4/16)
Human Animal Bond-COE recommendations 2007 (posted 4/16)