Curriculum and Course Design Resources
Quality Course Framework: This series of modules from the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at the University of Utah walks you through the full design process from setting objectives to evaluating outcomes.
The ABCD(s) of Smart Goals: This presentation outlines two helpful frameworks for developing learning objectives for sessions, courses, or programs.
Aligning and Assessing Course Objectives: This presentation helps you to evaluate the effectiveness of your objectives and their relevance to the overall goals of the MD program.
Team Based Learning Resources
Team-based Learning Faculty Guide: This guide provides the background and rationale for TBL as an effective pedagogy
Team-based Learning Template: Use this template to design a specific TBL session
TBL Team Dynamics and Feedback: This guide will help you to foster an TBL environment conducive to learning and professional identity development.
11 "Rules" for Writing Effective, NBME style Multiple Choice Questions:This quick-tip sheet is a helpful guide when developing MCQs that authentically assess higher-level skills.
More on the 11 "Rules": A more detailed guide on developing effective MCQs.
Essay Question Advantages and Limitations: This guide provides an overview of the efficacy of essay questions along with an evaluation checklist.
Faculty Development "Snippets"
The following materials are provided to assist in the presentation of a faculty development “snippet” (Bar-on and Konopasek, 2014). Faculty development snippets are designed to be presented at meetings that faculty already attend. They should focus on one objective and be no longer than 20 minutes.
We offer customized levels of support for this process. You may:
- Feel free to download the template for use in your own faculty meetings
- Schedule a consultation to help you in developing the template (ideas for activities, help customizing your objective, etc.)
- Schedule a time for an educational expert to co-present during your faculty meeting
- Schedule a time for an educational expert to present the snippet for you
Faculty Development Snippet Template with instructions (adapted from Bar-on and Konopasek, UNLV School of Medicine, 2014)
Bar-On ME, Konopasek L. Snippets: an innovative method for efficient, effective faculty development. J Grad Med Educ. 2014;6(2):207–210. doi:10.4300/JGME-D-13-00362.1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4054716/
Skin Color Representation for Health Sciences Education
Please use the content guide, approved by the SOM curriculum committee, to help screen your educational content for skin color representation in visual teaching images.
The link below is a collection of resources demonstrating various medical conditions on a spectrum of skin colors.
Hybrid Teaching Resources
Loom is a free Google Chrome add on that allows you to record your screen, voice, and face.
Narrated Power Point
Contact your course coordinator for instructions on uploading recorded lectures
Online Meeting Etiquette
Zoom Instructional Videos
Skype for Business
(Note: use the U of U Google Cloud to sign in and avoid using your personal gmail account)
Remote Software and Desktops
Canvas Discussion Board:
Adobe Creative Cloud:
ECCLES HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY RESOURCES
In addition to the resources you may already be familiar with, the Library has added new tools that are available during the Covid-19 disruption to classroom teaching. These include:
*Available thru Aug.20, 2020
In addition, you can now use the following LWW Health Libraries:
Medical Education (includes: Bates' Guide to Physical Examination)**
Clerkship/Clinical Rotations (includes Step-Up Guides and Boards & Wards) **
PA Rotations **
Made Incredibly Easy! Series **
Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy **
*Available thru May 21,, 2020
Plus access to :
ClinicalKey for Nursing ***
*** Available Mar 27 – Sep 14, 2020
For any further questions please contact:
Kerri Shaffer, MEd, MLIS
Director of Curriculum and Faculty Support