Planning for Curriculum Mapping
DMU faculty and staff.
Curriculum Design and Evaluation
Curriculum development and evaluation in the modern health sciences environment poses many challenges from the perspective of course developers. Faculty members face an ever-increasing demand to develop integrated courses that incorporate active learning and that are also matched to assessment and program evaluation criteria. To meet this demand and provide quality education programs, faculty members must have a thorough understanding of course design. The IAMSE Spring Series will cover several key topics to help course directors design courses based on carefully planned objectives and expected student outcomes, assess student performance using several types of questions, and perform detailed program evaluation to help gauge course effectiveness and promote successful quality improvement. Session 1 will explore issues related to instructional design with emphasis on creating measurable learning objectives using Blooms Taxonomy, and utilizing a backwards design approach to course development. Session 2 will focus on how to use curriculum mapping to identify content gaps and undesired redundancy within programs. The next two sessions will demonstrate how to perform post-hoc multiple choice item analysis using psychometric data and how to design effective essay questions that assess student knowledge. The final session will concentrate on methods to connect program evaluation to continuous quality improvement.
Curriculum mapping acts as a catalyst for opening up lines of communication among all educators. The use of curriculum mapping encourages leadership, faculty and staff to have conversations within their own department, school, and university, increasing collegiality and breaking down silos. This session will introduce the audience to topics and conversations focusing on how curriculum mapping gets started. The session will provide some best practices, challenges, and things to consider before engaging in curriculum mapping. Finally we will discuss some of the hidden aspects and impacts of curriculum mapping.
- Introduce the audience to topics and conversations focusing on how curriculum mapping gets started
- Provide some best practices, challenges, and things to consider before engaging in curriculum mapping
- Discuss some of the hidden aspects and impacts of curriculum mapping.
Dr. Kurzweil has worked in the field of education for over 20 years. Her expertise is in the areas of curriculum development, instructional design, educational technology and faculty support and development. She held a variety of teaching, research, technical consulting, instructional and management positions prior to joining Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) where she currently serves as the Director of the Education and Technology Innovation (ETI) Support Office and teaches in the Health Professions Education (HPE) program.
She has co-authored publications and presented on faculty support and instructional design topics, educational technology themes and curriculum development issues. In her current position as the ETI Director she partners with USU faculty and staff to plan and implement the use of innovative technologies and educational techniques in ways that advance the educational mission of USU.
She holds a Master of Science degree from the Syracuse University in Education, a Masters or Arts degree from Syracuse University in Communication and her PhD in Education is from the University of Maryland.
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