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CMSV 335 Academic Curriculum Committee

Policy Name: Academic Curriculum Committee

The Academic Curriculum Committee (ACC) will review all data received from the assessment process. The ACC analyzes data generated from Data Analytic Committee and makes recommendations for improvement to the FEC for consideration.

Consists of core faculty members, chaired by the director of medical education/academic coordinator. Reviews all the didactic courses and clinical clerkships and makes decisions regarding programmatic changes based on quantitative and qualitative data findings (and subsequent faculty discussion). The committee utilizes national benchmarks for comparison with the program’s curricular content and sequence, and it also prepares the ARC-PA’s Self-Study Report (SSR) Appendix-14, University of Mount Saint Vincent Physician Assistant Student Program assessment.

The University of Mount Saint Vincent is presently in the process of developing and implementing a College of Health Sciences. When instituted the Master of Science Physician Assistant Program will furnish an annual report to the College of Health Sciences.

Specifically, the role of the ACC is to:

  • Review and update the mission as needed.
  • Design the program curriculum.
  • Develop syllabi structure.
  • Develop syllabi specific learning outcomes.
  • Develop syllabi specific instructional objectives.
  • Perform appropriate mapping of programmatic content with graduate outcome data.
  • Review best practices to determine future trends for curriculum development.
  • Develop goals and objectives for the program that align with the College and program mission statement.
  • Review aggregate data involving the admission process to ascertain whether changes need to be made to overarching requirements.
  • Initiate the development of curriculum and as indicated review, finalize, and approve proposals.
  • Initiate the revision/updating of course objectives and curriculum content and as indicated review, finalize, and approve proposals.
  • Program assessment: Review aggregate data, once completed, at the data analytic committee level, to make determinations regarding areas needing modification.
  • Analyze student reviews of faculty, preceptors, and clinical sites, and make decisions based on findings.
  • Assign workloads to core and adjunct faculty.
  • Assign academic advising caseloads to faculty for formative and summative outcome monitoring, to counsel learners regarding academic outcomes and any professional issues.
  • Review employer surveys, exit surveys, and PANCE findings at the aggregate level.
  • Review student retention and graduation rates, etc.
  • Sets standards for the summative assessment process.