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Redesigning Natural Resources Curricula: A Redesign Process Model at Texas A&M University


Redesigning Natural Resources Curricula: A Redesign Process Model at Texas A&M University

 

Date:   8/24/2016

Source:   Digital Libraries: Science Societies.org




Abstract

To remain current, departments and programs offering curricula in natural resource science aim to ensure that students develop the knowledge and skills identified as being crucial by experts in the field. Texas A&M University’s Ecosystem Science and Management (ESSM) Department recently completed a large-scale curricular update assisted by academic developers at the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) within the university. Using the comprehensive Program (Re)Design (PRD) model created by the CTE academic developers, the ESSM Department began by forming a PRD team identified from the department’s faculty. This article details the process that the ESSM department utilized during their curriculum update, and provides a general overview of the PRD model. Examples of lessons learned (issues, solutions, and so forth) are also examined.

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