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Academic Affairs

Who We Are

The mission of Academic Affairs is to develop and implement quality initiatives and systematic practices that support university academic programs.

What We Do

Academic Planning and Innovation Support

Academic Policy and Regulatory Affairs

  • The Senior Director of Academic Policy and Regulatory Affairs is responsible for creating and managing the University’s systematic processes and procedures for assuring compliance with federal and state policy and regulation that governs academic program authorization and approval.
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Accreditation and Assessment

  • Through the Office of Academic Affairs, assistance with accreditation and assessment resources are provided for all areas of the institution to enhance quality and effectiveness in achieving the mission of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.
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Curricular Change and Innovation

  • Curriculum change is a data driven process that occurs due to an internal analysis of curricula and identification of areas for improvement or in response to external pressures such as changes in technology and societal influences. Minor changes may involve re-arrangement of subject content, learning activities, and the addition of topics or methods in the curriculum. Major change involves an overhaul of the existing curriculum. It may entail a complete reorganization of the conceptual design of the curriculum, changes in structure, content, methods and approaches.
  • Innovation at RFUMS is defined as the process of making changes to curriculum, instruction, design and assessment of learning in education, that results in the introduction of something new for healthcare and/or research education. Innovation solves a real problem in a new simple accessible way to promote learning and adds value to the students and community. These changes can be small, and incremental or large including the development and implementation of a new program that leads to an expansion of our academic portfolio.