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Curriculum Revision

The DMD Curriculum Revision Steering Committee has worked for several months to prepare a plan and a report on our ideas for the changes needed in the DMD curriculum. The changes are needed to keep pace with today’s learners and our students’ expectations, as well as infuse necessary changes as part of CODA’s changes to accreditation standards.

This folds into our plans for the accreditation process as well which kicks off in September 2013 and ends with a CODA site visit in February 2015. Because the two pieces are so interrelated, we’ve combined them into one communication plan: Up! You can expect to see more of this as the months go by.

You can review the committee’s summary document and drivers for change and make comments in the feedback form. Your comments will be collected and reviewed by the committee.

Curriculum Corridor Chats

From July 28 through September 27, you can visit three posters displayed in the third floor hallway, adjacent to D3-3. We have scheduled seven Curriculum Corridor Chats, detailed below, during which faculty and staff are invited to view the information and share comments and concerns with members of the committee who will be onsite for the sessions as well.

  • Tuesday, July 30 from 8 to 9:45 a.m.
  • Wednesday, July 31 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
  • Monday, August 5 from Noon to 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 7 from Noon to 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 13 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 29 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 11 from 8 to 9:45 a.m.

Faculty Forums

Three faculty forums are scheduled. Dr. David Culp, who chairs the committee, will present the plan and engage in dialogue with faculty about the drivers for curriculum change identified, and the elements in the plan that address these issues. A guided discussion, rather than a lecture format is planned.

  • Tuesday, August 20 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in D8-46
  • Wednesday, August 28 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in D8-46
  • Monday, September 9 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in D3-3

We truly need you to engage in at least one session. This is a critical time when faculty input is invaluable in our ability to move forward with confidence that we are on the right course with our revision.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Dr. Culp or Dr. Sposetti.