The QEP established a goal for all students graduating from MD Anderson's School of Health Professions to be fully competent as critical thinkers prepared with both the content expertise and experience in critical thinking necessary for success in their chosen profession. To achieve this goal, student learning outcomes were developed. Collectively, the student learning outcomes of the QEP focused on critical thinking skills competency and include the student research project, integrated course activities, and competency-based assessment. The following QEP outcomes are addressed:
- The learner will effectively evaluate and interpret data.
- The learner will apply existing knowledge to solve problems in new situations.
- The learner will demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness.
- The learner will effectively and persuasively communicate.
Direct measures of competency are generated by the completion of a student research project using the research project rubric and the administration of a standardized national assessment CAT. One additional measure, the student course survey provides qualitative insight into the student’s perceptions and experiences with critical thinking skills instruction. Combined, these measures determined the progress towards effective implementation of the QEP framework and its components related to student outcomes. Additional measures of faculty outcomes are combined to provide a comprehensive approach to assessing the impact of the QEP on student learning.
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