Food, Nutrition and Health (FNH) Nutrition Curriculum Renewal: Engaging Flexible Learning Strategies to Achieve and Assess Graduate Attributes

Title Food, Nutrition and Health (FNH) Nutrition Curriculum Renewal: Engaging Flexible Learning Strategies to Achieve and Assess Graduate Attributes
Faculty/College/Unit Land & Food Systems
Status Active
Duration 1 Year
Initiation 04/01/2015
Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2015/2016
Year 1: Project Type Large TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Candice Rideout
Year 1: Funded Amount 10,000
Year 1: Team Members

Susan Barr, Professor
Jennifer Black, Assistant Professor
Tim Green, Professor
Gail Hammond, Lecturer
Yvonne Lamers, Assistant Professor
Judy McLean, Senior Instructor
Christine Scaman, Associate Professor
Zhaoming Xu, Associate Professor and Program Director

Project Summary

This project will transform the learning experience of students in FNH nutrition majors. Through graduate attributes-driven curriculum renewal and establishment of a learning portfolio approach to support integration and reflection upon learning, our students will have richer learning experiences that better prepare them for the opportunities, challenges, and responsibilities they will encounter after graduation. This three-year project includes i) curriculum mapping, ii) graduate attributes-driven curriculum revision, iii) incorporation of a learning portfolio approach to document and integrate students’ learning and critical reflections (with portfolio activities incorporated into 15 courses), and iv) development of two new courses (one first-year course to provide an effective foundation for the study of nutrition and establish students’ learning portfolios, one fourth-year course to integrate and reflect upon achievement of graduate attributes using students’ portfolios). Project development will be characterized by ongoing evaluation and student input (including the creation and engagement of a Student Advisory Committee).