Summer/Fall 2019: Welcome to the Summer/Fall 2019 Issue of the Academies Collaborative Newsletter
In This Issue
Annual Meeting Update: You don't want to miss this!
Academy Spotlight: University of Nebraska Medical Center
National Academy of Distinguished Educators in Pediatrics (NADEP)
AC News: Welcome 2020 Academies Collaborative Steering Committee Co-Chairs
An Academies Collaborative meeting you don’t want to miss!
Is your academy going to be represented at the 2019 Academies Collaborative (AC) annual meeting? You will not want to miss out on the exciting agenda! This year, we’re highlighting collaborative research with an engaging presentation by Dr. Aviad Haramati discussing strategies to establish high functioning collaborative research teams across institutions. We will also be introducing our new Survey Review Committee which will provide members of the AC a conduit for distributing surveys across academies. There are 5 quick shot presentations that span topics of interest for academies as well as facilitated table topics to provide more opportunities to network and learn about innovative, best practices.
Are you interested in becoming more involved in the Academies Collaborative? Join us at the new business meeting starting at 8:30 am. We look forward to seeing you in Phoenix!
Andrea Berry & Beth Levant Co-Chairs, Academies Collaborative Planning Committee
The Interprofessional Academy of Educators (IAE) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is an organization by educators for educators, consisting of faculty, staff, and learners representing every college at UNMC. Recognizing our on-going collaborations with non-UNMC faculty and staff, this year the IAE further expanded membership by encouraging non-UNMC faculty, staff and community partners to apply for “Affiliate Membership”. Examples of recently inducted IAE members in the Affiliate category include faculty and staff from the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO) and UNMC’s hospital partner, Nebraska Medicine. The IAE and UNO have developed programmatic collaborations, in particular in the area of Health Humanities, while the IAE and OHPE have worked closely together in the areas of health education best practices and research. The IAE also includes an “Emeritus Membership” for retired faculty who wish to continue contributing to the educational mission at UNMC. All told, IAE membership now encompasses more than 140 faculty, staff, and learners The UNMC IAE leadership team consists of a Director, two Associate Directors, educational researchers, and a program associate. The IAE educational researchers play a pivotal role to fulfill the IAE’s mission of fostering and disseminating educational research and innovation. In addition to providing research consultation to IAE members, educational researchers also take the lead on research project development and grant proposals as well as providing training and workshops on educational research practices. The IAE Directorship is on a rotating basis, with each “term” being for 3 years, with the opportunity for a Director to have two total terms. We feel this format allows for appropriate stability in the position but also fosters continued innovation and creativity, with new Directors bringing with them their own unique experiences and ideas.
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Academic Pediatric Association Announces the National Academy of Distinguished Educators in Pediatrics
The Academic Pediatric Association (APA) is now soliciting applications for a newly established honorary service program, the National Academy of Distinguished Educators in Pediatrics (NADEP). The purpose of NADEP is to recognize elite medical educators, foster exchange and dissemination of innovative ideas, and to accelerate the development of junior and mid-career educators. Members of the Academy will harness their collective talent and energy to build a strong academic foundation for future educators by consultation and review, coaching and mentorship, and dissemination of cutting edge ideas as Visiting Professors, as well as engaging in strategic thought leadership to impact the professional development of pediatric educators. The deadline for submission of materials to the web portal is 12:00 am EST, January 9, 2020. More information about NADEP as well as the instructions for applying can be found at http://www.academicpeds.org/education/NADEP_APA_app.cfm This National Academy of Distinguished Educators in Pediatrics aims to:
Enhance the prestige and visibility of the educational mission nationally
Improve academic promotions for educator track physicians across the US by offering quality endorsement of documents for promotion for Institutional Promotions and Tenure committees
Provide career coaching and mentorship for junior and mid-career pediatric educators
Build a community of practice around educational excellence and distinction
Enhance individual recognition and prestige
Increase the potential for national funding opportunities for educational scholarship
Develop departmental prestige with increasing numbers of faculty inducted into the NADEP
Members will be sought from all the professional organizations for pediatric educators. The APA is collaborating with the National Academies Collaborative to choose 15-20 distinguished educators from a breadth of pediatric disciplines for its inaugural Academy. All founding members must have achieved the rank of professor at their academic institutions. Other selection criteria include evidence of scholarly productivity, national contributions, and educational excellence in 4-5 of the domains of educator activity (teaching, curriculum development, learner assessment, mentoring/advising, leadership/administration). Academy members will meet annually at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) meeting, participate in periodic conference calls, and may contribute to working groups that will focus on topics such as promotion of scholarly networks among medical educators, developing new tools and processes for educator promotion, and strategic advancement of the educational mission of academic pediatrics in addition to providing mentorship and feedback for junior pediatric educators.
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Congratulations to Steering Committee Members Andrea Berry, MPA and Beth Levant, PhD, MPA on their new roles as Academies Collaborative Steering Committee Co-Chairs for 2020. Thank you to current Co-Chairs, Alisa Nagler, JD, EdD and Shari Whicker, EdD, MEd for your service over the last year. Drs. Nagler and Whicker will remain active on the Steering Committee in an immediate past co-chair role for the upcoming year. _______________________________________________ Be sure to visit the Academies Collaborative website to view resources and past annual meetings. _______________________________________________ The Academies Collaborative Steering Committee is reviewing and revising the current bylaws. Please send any suggestions via email to email@example.com. _______________________________________________ As we mentioned at the meeting in November, we are creating a Scholarly Review Committee through which surveys can be distributed to AC institutions that have agreed to participate in them. We are currently looking for members of this review committee, and we will be accepting applications later this month. If you are interested in hearing more about it, or are interested in applying, please email Barrett Fromme, firstname.lastname@example.org, or look for more information coming soon.