This section of the FID website offers a variety of resources for developing curriculum, writing learning objectives, understanding theories of adult and active learning, as well as basic information about program evaluation.
Education Resources in Curricular Affairs
For assistance with:
- Instructional development and education technology, please contact Karen Spear Ellinwood, PhD, JD, Director, Faculty Instructional Development. Email Dr. Spear Ellinwood
- Program evaluation, please contact Ah Ra Cho, PhD, Director, Program Evaluation and Student Assessment. Email Dr. Cho
- Writing or evaluating exam items, learning objectives or other matters related to student assessment, you may also contact JD Thomas, PhD, Manager, Assessment and Evaluation. Email Dr. Thomas
What is our goal?
At the UA College of Medicine, the ultimate goal is to help medical students to become competent, reflective physicians who are responsive to health disparities and patient needs. We know this requires years of deliberate and concerted effort on the part of students and the clinical and basic science educators who guide them.
The aim of this website, then, is to offer resources and support for understanding the underlying concepts that support the teaching/learning relationship, successful strategies for teaching and assessment, and developing curriculum.