Justification for Distributed Delivery Offering
HSPM768 is an advanced course developed to meet the needs of Masters of Health Information Technology (MHIT) students who are enrolled in a distance delivery program; approval for online version of the course is therefore required. The contents of online HSPM768 are identical to an existing face-to-face version of the course.
The MHIT program is a collaboration between Integrated Information Technology (IIT) Department and the Health Services Policy and Management (HSPM) Department. The MHIT students taking the HSPM768 course in distance delivery format are typically early to mid-level professionals, many of whom work full-time in healthcare organizations. They can apply the learnings form this course immediately in their work setting.
While the MHIT students enrolled in on-campus classes can currently take the course (offered every fall) with master of health administration (MHA) students, the students enrolled in distance delivery format do not have that option. Therefore, the proposed online version of the course has been designed for distance delivery students to help them fulfill core course requirements. Further, providing the course online will allow the department to offer larger sections, not be bound by physical classroom space, and allow more students (including students residing in other states) to complete the course. The course materials incorporate basic accessibility features, provide for appropriate learning activities, and allow for appropriate interaction.
The proposed course covers the fundamentals of operations management in health care, supply chain management and logistics processes, and health services process improvement. The course material was redesigned in 2014 to meet the requirements of competency-based model of education. This curriculum was approved by the Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) for the master of health administration (MHA) students, many of whom have similar experience and job profiles as the MHIT students. The curriculum includes several teaching innovations (such as hands-on training for students using industry-leading process simulation software: each student can access download and use this software). These efforts have made the classes more engaging and effective for face-to-face students, and are expected to work well for distance delivery students as well.
See email for suggestions in justification and syllabus grading scale.
The learning outcomes on the syllabus need to be improved. Learning outcomes do need to be rephrased to replace "understand." Consider "identify, define, differentiate" as possible alternative terms for oucomes 2,7,9,10,16,17,18,19,20,22,28,31,32. Outcomes #8 and #33 are not clear (incomplete).
The course has been designated with the pass/fail option. If this is the case, the syllabus must clearly state what constitutes a "passing"/"failing" grade (in addition to the grade breakdown for traditional grading).
Grade ranges - 87-89% = B+ and 80-85% = B -- what about 86%?
Final Presentation: Please include additional description of how the "team" final project works with regard to the asynchronous nature of the course. Will the presentations be at specific times? If so, then the course is not truely asynchronous.
from the "bulletin description"
This proposal is being returned due to the followoing:
1) The committee's recommendations/edits from the previous submission were not accounted for.
The proponents of this action should schedule a meeting with the graduate council subcommittee on graduate scoence courses to clear up any misunderstandings.
Contact Ms. Wanda Barr (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The previous comments from the subcommittee were not addressed.
Due to my misunderstanding this system, I kept thinking when this was returned that you had seen it and addressed the comments. I now understand that I have to explicitly return this to you. Please address the comments from the committee - they are not terribly difficult. Please look at all comments in the history of this proposal. Thank you!