Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence

"Learning and Teaching Together to Advance Evidence-Based Clinical Education" 

Zsuzsa Horvath, Assistant Professor and Director of Faculty Development, School of Dental Medicine; Susan Meyer, Professor and Associate Dean for Education, School of Pharmacy; Susan Albrecht, Professor and Associate Dean for External Relations, School of Nursing

 

The project’s goal is to enhance students’ clinical learning experiences in the Schools of Dental Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy by providing pedagogical training to clinical faculty. The initiative will comprise a faculty seminar, a workshop, a three-day training session (all taught by an outside consultant), and an in-depth, semester-long course on clinical teaching skills. According to Horvath’s team, the project will “help a significant number of clinical faculty members at the Schools of Dental Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy to implement instructional innovations in clinical teaching,” which will, in turn, improve student learning and eventually, the future health care workforce.