This committee evaluates the implementation of CVM undergraduate, graduate, and professional teaching. Specifically, the committee serves to advise the Dean on policies and standards regarding evaluation of teaching. Moreover, the committee will evaluate and make recommendations to improve teaching effectiveness.
Committee makeup: The committee will be made up of six faculty members (two from each department). Three will be involved in teaching the preclinical curriculum, and three will be involved with the clinical curriculum. SAVMA will appoint a member of each year’s class to serve on the committee for renewable 1-year terms. Ideally, students will serve on the committee for all four years of their DVM candidacy for a total of 4 student members of the committee (with a student from each cohort year. In addition, the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs will serve as ex officio members on the committee. Representatives with expertise in information technology and education may serve as advisors to the committee.
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 their term and a new Associate Chair will be elected at that time. The Chair and Associate Chair will be selected such that one represents pre-clinical studies and the other represents clinical studies. The positions of teaching committee chair and associate chair will rotate among departments.
This committee will meet at least once per semester and will submit minutes to the Office of Academic Affairs.