Curricular Reform Support Groups are groups of faculty and/or administration staff that will help the Co-directors and the Committees by providing "process expertise" in methods and approaches that are applicable across the four committees and the task forces, such as in simulation, anatomic and radiological imaging, student learning styles and generational differences, information technology, and distance learning.
Works with the committees to define and secure the IT resources to support new elements, instructional methods and distance learning, and helps the working groups define and evaluate the content of bioinformatics skills expected of students in the new curriculum.
Works with the committees, module directors, course directors, and instructors to help them understand how learning styles, generational and cultural differences impact learning, in order to facilitate instructional methods that maximize understanding of material and techniques and to optimize competence.
Works closely with the committees and task forces to facilitate flexible, student-directed learning of clinical and basic science through the use of web-based clinical cases and clinical imaging. Has developed an optional "hands-on" program for students to review images on a work station - simulating the clinical environment. This optional program has been implemented for the Neuroscience and Gastrointestinal modules in the SOM first year.