A course assessment process for curricular quality improvement.

Research paper by Steven L SL Peterson, Kristina M KM Wittstrom, Mark J MJ Smith

Indexed on: 22 Nov '11Published on: 22 Nov '11Published in: American journal of pharmaceutical education


To describe a systematic assessment process that provides continuous improvement in the curriculum, supports faculty development, and enhances student learning outcomes.Teams of faculty members, students, and course instructors conducted course assessments, which consisted of monitoring the delivered instruction for agreement with planned content and course integration within the curriculum, and providing ongoing feedback for improving course content, course management, faculty teaching, and student learning experiences.Areas needing improvement were identified and appropriate changes were made. Improvements were achieved in course policy standardization, course integration within the curriculum, faculty teaching behaviors, and student experiences.The curriculum assessment plan provides a structured method of monitoring and delivering continuous quality improvement.