Minutes 090109

Minutes 090109

Curriculum Evaluation Community
Meeting Minutes
September 1, 2009

Prepared by: Elizabeth Bradley, Ph.D.

In attendance: Elizabeth Bradley, Veronica Michaelsen, Bob Bloodgood, Ellen Ramsey, Jerry Short, Jeff Young, Donna Chen,  Evan Heald, Tina Brashers, Jim Martindale, Melanie McCollum. Unable to attend:, Keith Littlewood, Emily Binns, Jenny Hettema, Nicole White, Laura Page, Emily Binns, Linda Waggoner-Fountain, Jon Hemler, Eve Bargmann, Gene Corbett, Tina Ho, Anne Chapin, Chris Peterson, Troy Buer, Brad Bradenham, Carl Creutz John Herr, Amy Alson, Addeane Caelleigh.

Major Discussion Points:

  1. New participant introductions:   Dr. Tina Brashears from the school of Nursing, and Dr. Evan Heald from General Medicine, Geriatrics, and Palliative Medicine were welcomed to the community.

  2. Interprofessional Education Initiative (IEPI): Tina described the IPEI to the group, explaining that interdisciplinary education is not an idea that just the SOM and SON are working on, but rather the concept is being encouraged University-wide. The Vision, Mission and Values of the IEPI are:

    To improve the quality of patient care through the development and adoption of effective methods of interprofessional education and practice.

    To establish interprofessional educational experiences and assess their effectiveness in developing competencies required for interprofessional practice.

    Interprofessional education is committed to training the next generation of healthcare providers in a learning environment that fosters collaboration in providing patient-centered care that is respectful, compassionate and culturally sensitive. 

    The entire IEPI document is available on the Collab site.

  3. Discussion about comparing the old and new curricula:
    In their stakeholder interview, the Principles of Medicine Committee stated that they believe it important to undertake a study comparing the old and new curricula. The community discussed what would be compared, what can continue to be measured in the new curriculum that we measured in the old, and what measurement tools will still be usable in the new curriculum. The list of current assessments and evaluations is on the Collab site, in the Working Documents folder. A review of these instruments is underway to determine which of them may be usable in the new curriculum. It was recommended that the Well-Being survey be continued with current students and into the new curriculum. 

    A question arose about how the current assessment and evaluation activities relate to the 12 Competencies of Medical Education. A review looking at this is underway.  It was also suggested to survey the students about their self perception of ability relating to the 12 competencies. This could perhaps be followed up with an OSCE to measure ability on a sample of the competencies.  It was suggested that as an alternative to measuring student self perception, a series of paper-based clinical vignettes, representing different level of skill, be developed for 3rd and 4th year students to work through.

  4. Next Steps: Continue work on the program evaluation plan. Review current assessments and evaluation tools for appropriateness of use in the new curriculum.


Action Items (Person(s) responsible):

  • 1. Subcommittee will meet to work on the program evaluation plan. (EB, VM, CP, DC, AC, BB)
  • 2. Review of current measurement tools used for assessment and evaluation. (JM, VM, EB)


Next Meeting:  Wednesday September 16th, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Library Administration Conference Room