Flip this House: The Structural Renovation of a Baccalaureate Health Studies Degree Program
Keywords:Mission Statement, Priorities, Strategies, Curriculum Map, Student Learning Outcomes
The purpose of this article is to provide other Health Studies (HS) degree programs with new ideas and lessons learned on how to flip their own house. An effective house-flipping begins with what needs the house should fulfill, leading to a vision and a design. The HS degree revision began with consideration of the nature of the field, leading to formulation of a program vision and mission. Specific decisions about program goals, course requirements, and program branding then flowed from those higher-level decisions. This time-consuming and challenging process resulted in a program with a defined purpose.
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