Chief Academic Officers Meet to Discuss Several Topics

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Dr. Fraser Horn

Dr. Fraser Horn

ASCO’s Chief Academic Officers group — administrators from all member optometry schools and colleges who address issues that advance common concerns — met on Nov. 11, 2016, in Anaheim, Calif. Dr. Fraser Horn (PUCO) chaired the meeting, which included a strategic planning update from ASCO Executive Director Dawn Mancuso, a corporate contributor presentation from Alcon’s Tom Duchardt, an update on the upcoming Summer Institute for Faculty Development (SIFD) program from SIFD Co-Chairs Dr. Tiffenie Harris (WUCO) and Dr. Janice Scharre (Salus/PCO), and an update on the upcoming Future Faculty Program (FFP) from FFP Co-Chairs Dr. Joan Portello (SUNY) and Dr. Jeff Walline (OSU).

The group discussed several other topics, including curriculum management: balancing new with classic information, new pedagogical approaches, curriculum mapping, student recruitment and retention, and online testing. The Chief Academic Officers will meet again on June 19, 2017, in Washington, D.C. For more information, e-mail LaShawn Sidbury, ASCO’s Director of Meetings and Special Interest Groups.