[FUN_Mail] advice needed

Karen Gunther guntherk at wabash.edu
Wed Mar 27 14:20:35 EDT 2013

Have you read the paper "Identifying and using 'core competencies' to help design and assess undergraduate neuroscience curricula" by Kerchner, Hardwick, & Thornton (J.U.N.E., 2012, 11(1), A27-A37)?  That is more on assessing your program, but you could see how yours compares, and how to improve yours.  It also does have some references on expanding neuroscience programs.

- Karen

Dr. Karen L. Gunther, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Baxter 322
Wabash College
301 W. Wabash Ave.
Crawfordsville, IN  47933

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From: fun_mail-bounces at lists.funfaculty.org [mailto:fun_mail-bounces at lists.funfaculty.org] On Behalf Of Carol DeVolder
Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 2:07 PM
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Subject: [FUN_Mail] advice needed

This listserv comes at a wonderful time. I am currently the primary faculty member for a small Behavioral Neuroscience program. My dean would like to eliminate the program due to low enrollment. It is currently a subset of psychology, but I hope to make it interdisciplinary. I've considered sources such as the Macalister Report, other schools' curricula, and trends. What I'd like now is some logical arguments as to why we should NOT eliminate this program and instead work to strengthen it. I hope I'm not being too vague, I feel like I'm just shouting into the wind and would appreciate the advice.

Carol DeVolder, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
St. Ambrose University
518 West Locust Street
Davenport, Iowa  52803
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