Table 11.

Catalysts for curricular change that were reported as “highly important” or “important” compared to the reported “reasons for considering curricular change” in 2002–03, by percent of total responses

CatalystImportant or Highly Important in 2009A Reason for Change in 2002–03
Source: 2002–03 percentages are from Table 8 in Kassebaum DK, Hendricson WD, Taft T, Haden NK. The dental curriculum at North American dental institutions in 2002–03: a survey of current structure, recent innovations, and planned changes. J Dent Educ 2004;68(9):914–31.
Internal curriculum review86%34%
Student feedback83%38%
Administrative dissatisfaction76%43%
Faculty dissatisfaction70%27%