Status

Planning
Underway
Final Stages
Complete
GOAL 1
Innovative Education

Deliver innovative education that fosters success of our students, alumni and community.

Strategy
Status

Strategy 1.1--Advance the innovative curricula and design educational programs that prepare students for career success.

Co-Champions: James Averill and Sarah Shull

a.

Encourage student exploration by linking veterinary education programs to the full breadth of career paths available.

b.

Review and evolve the curriculum to stay current and refine on a regular cycle.

c.

Ensure the curriculum provides the most current approaches toward the following:

d.

Intentionally integrate the teaching and practice of diversity, equity and inclusion competencies into the curriculum.

e.

Integrate didactic learning updates and research discoveries into the curriculum and apply them to the clinical education programs to ensure students become critical thinkers and graduate with strong reasoning skills.

f.

Expand academic support resources to address the unique needs of students and advance the curriculum.

g.

Partner with industry to develop educational opportunities such as radiology, pharmaceuticals, prosthetics, etc.

h.

Increase certificate courses for students to take concurrently while pursuing CVM and veterinary nursing degrees.

i.

Reduce the heavy financial burden of tuition debt for students.

j.

Continue to develop and refine the quality assessment processes for the curriculum.

Strategy 1.2. Purposefully integrate team-based, inter-professional education and training across CVM programs.

Co-Champions: Taylor Epp and Steve Carey

a.

Identify core courses that are foundational across all CVM programs.

b

Create a series of inter-professional education learning opportunities, involving cases or simulations, that engage DVM students and veterinary nursing students in team-based learning, e.g., joint surgery simulation labs, clinical skills labs, etc.

c

Include graduate students in core courses that fit their interest/research area.

d.

Arrange more frequent occasions for all CVM students and trainees to socialize together throughout the school year.

e.

Provide opportunities and structure for students from different programs and residents/fellows to work together on scholarly projects.

f.

Encourage students to tap into expertise and coursework available at other MSU health sciences colleges and institutes.

g.

Offer incentives for novel/creative approaches to collaborative, team-based educational programming.

h.

Provide greater opportunities for CVM students to pursue joint degrees.

Current MSU CVM Dual DVM
+ Graduate Degrees

Additional Dual Degree Program
Opportunities

DVM-Master of Science
in Food Safety

DVM-Master of Public Health

DVM-PhD

Nursing + MPH

DVM + MBA

Nursing + MBA

Other TBD

Strategy 1.3. Cultivate and recognize excellence and innovation in teaching.

Co-Champions: Annette O’Connor and Karen Perry

a.

Establish an internationally collaborative, MSU-based CVM Teaching Academy to advance best practices in veterinary education.

b.

Enhance the prominence of CVM teaching, mentoring and educational scholarship.

c.

Increase the number of awards for distinguished teaching.

d.

Develop a mechanism to recognize faculty collaboration and teaching between colleges, programs and disciplines.

e.

Actively promote accomplishments in educationin education both to the internal and external communities.

Strategy 1.4--Provide high-value, lifelong educational programs to members of the veterinary community, animal industry representatives and alumni.

Co-Champions: Àngel Abuelo and Courtney Chapin/Kat Kutil

a.

Offer educational programs that add significant value to practicing veterinary professionals, as identified through surveys, national AAVMC priorities, accreditation requirements, etc.

b.

Continue to query alumni, preceptors, practicing veterinarians and industry leaders to identify needs in continuing education programming and identify areas of opportunity.

c.

Expand distance-based platforms for continuing education.

d.

Establish continuing education programs for industry leaders.