Curriculum mapping in program assessment and evaluation

Cecilia M. Plaza, JoLaine Reierson Draugalis, Marion K Slack, Grant H. Skrepnek, Karen Ann Sauer

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Abstract

Objectives. To demonstrate a curriculum mapping technique and its use in program evaluation and assessment, as well as to provide specific recommendations for potential uses in pharmacy education. Methods. This study employed a descriptive cross-sectional study design based on a learning outcomes document and several existing student and curricular data sets. Results. The population consisted of 209 PharmD students at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy (UACOP) during the 2004-2005 academic year and mapped 31 of the 34 required didactic courses in the curriculum. There was concordance between student and faculty member ranking of domain coverage in their respective curricular maps. Conclusions. The agreement between the student and faculty graphical curriculum maps on the order of the ranking of the relative emphasis of each domain suggests concordance between the intended/delivered and received curriculums. This study demonstrated a curriculum mapping methodology that can be used to both make sense and use of existing data in curricular evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number20
JournalAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Volume71
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2007

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Pharmacy Education
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Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Curriculum
  • Curriculum evaluation
  • Curriculum mapping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Pharmacy

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Plaza, C. M., Draugalis, J. R., Slack, M. K., Skrepnek, G. H., & Sauer, K. A. (2007). Curriculum mapping in program assessment and evaluation. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 71(2), [20].

Curriculum mapping in program assessment and evaluation. / Plaza, Cecilia M.; Draugalis, JoLaine Reierson; Slack, Marion K; Skrepnek, Grant H.; Sauer, Karen Ann.

In: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, Vol. 71, No. 2, 20, 2007.

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Plaza, CM, Draugalis, JR, Slack, MK, Skrepnek, GH & Sauer, KA 2007, 'Curriculum mapping in program assessment and evaluation', American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, vol. 71, no. 2, 20.
Plaza, Cecilia M. ; Draugalis, JoLaine Reierson ; Slack, Marion K ; Skrepnek, Grant H. ; Sauer, Karen Ann. / Curriculum mapping in program assessment and evaluation. In: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2007 ; Vol. 71, No. 2.
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