Today we discussed updates on our recommendations for track requirements after presentation to curriculum committee and with some input from large animal. We'll get more feedback tomorrow, when this is presented at the faculty teaching seminar, and even more after discussion with Educational Leadership (chairs and vice-chairs, and the associate dean of academic and student affairs). I presented more complete data about senior year and rotations offered and the group will be spending time reviewing that data, talking to colleagues, and eventually going to the chairs of the clinical departments with some ideas for how to streamline rotation offerings to ensure efficiency and cost effectiveness while maintain high-quality teaching. It was a very productive meeting.
Here's a provocative question for you - how should we conduct the faculty vote on recommendations for changes in rotation requirements? Should all faculty vote on all the tracks? Only small animal faculty on the small animal track, equine faculty on the equine track, and food animal faculty on the food animal track? Who votes on the mixed and dual degree (interdisciplinary) tracks? Looking forward to your thoughts and comments - Peggy