Awardees will conduct a mixed methods study analyzing the teaching and learning of critical thinking skills at Harvard—the differences in approaches across Schools, and faculty and student perceptions of critical thinking instruction and assessment.
Expanding existing innovative program for assessing student learning in hands-on innovation courses. Awardee plans to advance methods for better assessing how teams interact and ideas develop during experiential learning in multi-disciplinary engineering classes focused on design and innovation.
Characterizing the link between teaching and professional competency. Awardees plan to study whether teaching and clinical skills correlate, and whether teaching training improves clinical performance.
Working with Program in Medical Education leadership, the OEQI oversees the intersecting and cross-functional areas of student assessment, course and clerkship evaluation, program evaluation, faculty development, and the Academy of medical educators, and is responsible for planning, implementing, and monitoring the quality improvement process, linking information gleaned from student, course, and program evaluations and assessment data with quality improvement and faculty development initiatives.
Provides confidential consultation services to individual HKS faculty and to HKS faculty groups for professional development purposes. Provides case and curriculum development/materials for public service professional education.