GOAL

The Biomedical and Foundation Science curriculum is integrated, clinically relevant and uses a layered learning approach to develop competency in applying science to patient care

Success Measures

Class of 2019 will be prepared to take the integrated format of the National Board exam.

Faculty will have implemented engaged learning techniques in the curriculum of the first three years to facilitate student integration of biomedical and foundation sciences into patient care.

Action

Reevaluate the role of the medical school and dental faculty in design and implementation of the biomedical and foundation sciences curriculum.

Success Measure

Identify School of Dentistry faculty to serve as co-directors for the biomedical systems courses.

Define a process for the School of Dentistry Biomedical Sciences co-directors to communicate with and facilitate the integration of biomedical systems courses including Pharmacology, histology, anatomy and I and I

StatUS

On Schedule

Achieve By: Dec 2018

On Schedule

Achieve By: May 2019


Action

Design instructional units [courses] for the new curriculum that are based on clinical scenarios with dental and medical significance.

Success Measure

These are designed and taught by teams of scientists and clinicians.

Status

On Schedule

Achieve By: Jun 2019


Action

Conduct a series of Faculty Development Workshops that train faculty in engaged learning techniques.

Success Measure

Recruit a director of faculty development.

 

Plan and conduct 3 faculty development courses:

  1. Introduction to teaching, clinical teaching and course directorship
  2. Inclusive teaching practices
  3. Clinical teaching and calibration of clinical competency in the School of Dentistry clinics and Community-Based Collaborative Care and Education sites

Status

On Schedule

Achieve By: Jun 2018

 

On Schedule

Achieve By: Jun 2019


Action

Increase opportunities for engaged learning.

Success Measure

The amount of time spent in lecture will be 20% or less of the curriculum.

Status

On Schedule

Achieve By: Jan 2020


GOAL

Incorporate time, flexibility, and guidance in the curriculum to cultivate personalized student development.

Action

A centralized student and faculty portal supports the academic progression throughout the curriculum.

Success Measure

Portal implemented.

Status

On Schedule

Achieve By: Jan 2020


GOAL

Provide unique curricular and extracurricular opportunities for dental and dental hygiene students to participate in global initiatives programs.

These programs will be designed to enrich student’s understanding in global health, cultural intelligence, creating sustainable and responsible community-based preventive programs, different health education models and health care systems.

Action

Create at least four global initiative programs designed to provide a distinct learning experience for the students.

Success Measure

Four or more programs have been created and are operational.

Status

On Schedule

Achieve By: Mar 2018


Action

Develop and implement a fair and effective system to select students for the programs.

Success Measure

Selection system has been developed and implemented with students for 2018 programs selected using the system.

Status

On Schedule

Achieve By: Jan 2018


Action

Create a new Pathways Elective Course to provide didactic material and allow for structured discussions with all the participating students.

Success Measure

Course is designed and approved by the UMSoD.

 

Course is operational.

STatus

On Schedule

Achieve By: Feb 2018

 

On Schedule

Achieve By: Sep 2018


Action

Develop a multi-dimensional assessment system to evaluate the impact of the experience on students.

Success Measure

Assessment is developed and being used for all programs.

Status

On Schedule

Achieve By: Feb 2018


Stewards: Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Tracy de Peralta, Director of Pathways Program and Curriculum and Assessment Integration