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With a focus on teaching, Dr Schumacher had an exception year. Her evaluations in two of the courses in which she taught were excellent — a “perfect” score of 5 on a 5 point scale in the iCats course for health care professional students and an overall instructor score of 4.7 compared to a college mean of 4.6 in the Honors course HON152. Her evaluations in two other courses were also well above average; scoring 3.23 on a 4 point scale in CDE824 Communication in the Dental Health Care Setting, and scoring her best evaluations ever in MD811 Introduction to Clinical Medicine I. As the Course Director in CDE824, she also substantially revised the course to accommodate the College’s request that the course be split between the last semester of the first year and the first semester of the second year of the curriculum. Despite grave reservation regarding the pedagogical wisdom of an extended summer vacation interrupting substantive content and laboratory practice, student responded fairly positive. As the Course Director of the newly approved BSC152, she developed new course materials to reflect the undergraduate certificate learning objectives, as well as further implementing a “flipped” classroom in the course. Innovations in both courses involved using Canvas to create novel assessments and rubrics for use in evaluation research examining the achievement of course objectives. Dr Schumacher’s research efforts focuses on program evaluation. Shifting the schedule in CDE824 necessitated a shift in the longitudinal data collection examining the relationship between student and simulated patient perceptions. This required new measures be implemented as well as an opportunity to optimize the use of Canvas. The initiation of the undergraduate Certificate in Medical Behavior Science also calls for program evaluation. After the revision of a knowledge assessment measure piloted with Honors students in the spring, a pre test/post test pilot was designed and data collected in the first offering of BSC152 this fall. Finally, Dr Schumacher continues to serve on the university Institution Review Board #6 attending full reviews and completing expedited reviews and on the college Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee as vice chair. In further service to the college she has developed workshop materials as well as participating in faculty development sessions. In further service to the department she continue to serve on the Curriculum Committee and to coach faculty considering promotion and tenure.