Winter 2018: Welcome to the Fall 2018 Issue of the Academies Collaborative Newsletter
In This Issue
From the Chairs
From the Chairs
Happy New Year from new Academies Collaborative Co-Chairs!
New Academies Collaborative Co-Chairs, Alisa Nagler, JD, MA, EdD (American College of Surgeons) and Shari Whicker, EdD, MEd (Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Carilion Clinic) would like to wish all Academies Collaborative (AC) members a Happy New Year. We are delighted to be co-chairing this organization during such an exciting time. It is obvious that the number of academies is growing and their reach in terms of membership, goals, and mission is more diverse and innovative than ever. In addition to planning for next year’s Academies Collaborative Meeting (SAVE THE DATE: NOVEMBER 8th, 2019), we hope to use the year to keep Academies Collaborative members engaged and advancing their academies through collaboration and sharing of best practices.
How can you engage?
Utilize the Academies Collaborative listserv to ask questions, seek answers, and share best practices of your Academy with colleagues! Contact Barrett Fromme MD, MHPE to join or for technical help @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Join one of the Academies Collaborative research groups. Current research groups include: Academy Successes, Faculty Well-Being, Educational Value Units (EVUs), Status of Academies - or propose your own! For more information, contact Alisa Nagler @email@example.com
Submit an update, idea, or article to the Academies Collaborative Newsletter highlighting your academy - best practices or lessons learned, or an article with general ideas about the meaning and purpose of Academies, now and in the future.
Our goal is for AC members to feel a part of a community as we all work to create, manage, and innovate in our academies at home. The annual meeting brings us together but we urge members to utilize the Academies Collaborative throughout the year to bring meaning to our relevant roles and enhance our academies at the institution level and as a whole. Much of this newsletter is a reflection on a successful 2018 Academies Collaborative meeting held on November 2. The annual Academies Collaborative meeting is generally held on the day before the annual AAMC Learn, Serve, Lead conference and welcomes all teaching academy leaders and other interested individuals to engage in meaningful dialogue related to the ongoing success and development of our academies. During our most recent meeting, we had the opportunity to network and build new relationships with leaders of academies across the country, hear updates in research related to teaching academies, and learn about exciting initiatives of other academies that we might incorporate at our home organizations. Participants from academies of all shapes (variable missions and visions), size (from academies within one department to those across multiple campuses), and status (just starting or well-established) were able to engage in meaningful ways to gather and share ideas about how to improve the teaching academy landscape both locally and on a national level.
Mark your calendars for NOVEMBER 8th, 2019 as we hope to see you at next year’s meeting.
New Steering Committee Members Andrea Berry, MPA and Beth Levant, PhD, MPA have volunteered to co-chair the 2019 Academies Collaborative Annual Meeting to be held in Phoenix, AZ in November. If you have any suggestions for topics and/or speakers, send them via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Also, be sure to visit the Academies Collaborative website to view resources from November 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.
Chair: Beth Levant, PhD Vice Chair: Lisa Gilmer, MD Administrative Director: Giulia Bonaminio, PhD Program Manager: Teresa Beacham, MBA
Sponsor faculty development designed to expand the cadre of exceptional medical educators and celebrate educational excellence
Stimulate and support curricular and educational innovation
Promote scholarship in medical education
an environment that stimulates ongoing curricular and educational innovation
the career development of exceptional medical educators
academic scholarship and research among medical educators
for greater financial support for medical education
the educational leadership of the school on matters related to medical education
Three membership tiers: Regular, Associate, and Emeritus
Current Membership: 32 regular members, 1 associate member, and 6 emeritus members
Members are selected in a competitive, annual application process
Term is four years and is renewable
Composed of basic science and clinical faculty of the medical school from three campuses - Kansas City, Wichita, and Salina
Four standing committees: membership; scholarship and research, faculty development and mentoring, and educational programs and activities
AME Educational Innovation Grant
Provided to faculty to encourage innovation in medical student teaching and evaluation
Provided annually for projects that impact curricular change
AME Travel Grant
Offered to faculty to enable participation in meetings focused on medical education
Preference is given to faculty who are presenting their work
Medical Education Research Interest Group
Meets quarterly and features presentations from recipients of the Educational Innovation and Travel Grants
Used as a forum for faculty to discuss potential ideas for research and scholarship
Offers a monthly medical education-focused journal club
AME Fall Event
Annual event open to all medical center faculty and staff
Includes presentation by nationally recognized speaker in the field of medical education
Consists of a plenary session followed by skill-building workshops
Peer Observation Program
AME members serve as peer observers for faculty in this voluntary teaching observation program
Observations can be included in promotion and tenure applications and post tenure review packets
Ruth Bohan Teaching Professorship
AME members serve as selection committee for the most prestigious teaching award offered in the school which recognizes excellence in teaching and seeks to continue the tradition of outstanding education in the school
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FromTeaching Academy at the Larner College of Medicine, University of Vermont: The Teaching Academy at the Larner College of Medicine, University of Vermont welcomed their inaugural Teaching Academy Interprofessional Education (IPE) Visiting Faculty Scholar. This one-year, part-time position is the result of collaboration and support from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS). The IPE Visiting Faculty Scholar will contribute to the development, implementation, and scholarship of interprofessional education. In addition, the IPE Visiting Faculty Scholar will participate in and contribute to activities sponsored by the Teaching Academy, including developing and facilitating sessions for faculty development. This new position and Nancy’s expertise are particularly welcome because many of our members are already engaged in IPE work or have ideas for new scholarly initiatives.
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