Adapting the program redesign model for a student-centered curricula renewal in animal science

Elizabeth L. Karcher, Brianna Wardwell, Elizabeth Ragland, Ashley York, Zoltan Machaty, Kara Stewart, Scott Radcliffe, Erica A. Lott

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Departmental-level curricular redesign is a vital issue in higher education, especially as departments work to move toward more student-centered teaching and learning environments. However, there is a lack of guidance on the steps to take or potential solutions to challenges faced by faculty and departments undergoing the curricular redesign process. While there are studies that share frameworks and different processes, there are few approaches that emphasize student-centered learning, as well as being flexible, theory-based, and data driven. In this paper, we share an overview of an adapted curricular design framework and the detailed process a Department of Animal Sciences is taking to approach departmental curricular redesign. We highlight items to consider prior to beginning a department level curricular redesign, the challenges, potential solutions, and next steps in the process.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere20105
JournalNatural Sciences Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 2023

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© 2023 The Authors. Natural Sciences Education published by Wiley Periodicals LLC on behalf of American Society of Agronomy.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Education
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Soil Science
  • Plant Science
  • Insect Science


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