Title

A Collaboration Among Health Sciences Schools to Enhance Faculty Development in Teaching

Document Type

Article

Original Publication Date

2014

Journal/Book/Conference Title

American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

Volume

78

Issue

5

First Page

1

Last Page

5

DOI of Original Publication

10.5688/ajpe785102

Comments

Brigitte L. Sicat, PharmD,a Kathy O’Kane Kreutzer, MEd,b Judy Gary, MEd,b Carole K. Ivey, PhD,c Elizabeth P. Marlowe, MEd,b Joan M. Pellegrini, PhD,d Veronica P. Shuford, MEd,a and Dianne F. Simons, PhDc

aSchool of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

bSchool of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

cSchool of Allied Health Professions, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

dSchool of Dentistry, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia



Date of Submission

February 2015

Abstract

Those involved in providing faculty development may be among only a few individuals for whom faculty development is an interest and priority within their work setting. Furthermore, funding to support faculty development is limited. In 2010, an interprofessional, self-formed, faculty learning community on faculty development in teaching was established to promote collaboration on faculty development initiatives that have transference to faculty members across disciplines and to share expertise and resources for wider impact. The organic structure and processes of the faculty learning community created an environment that has not only resulted in an increased offering of faculty development opportunities and resources across the health science campus, but has created a rich environment that combines the knowledge, innovation, and experience to promote collaborative efforts that benefit all. The background, structure, processes, successes, and lessons learned of the interprofessional faculty learning community on faculty development in teaching are described.

Rights

© AJPE

Is Part Of

VCU Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science Publications