Fostering collegiality and celebrating outstanding teaching

In 1999, former University of Minnesota (UMN) President Mark Yudof established the Academy of Distinguished Teachers (ADT) in recognition of the importance of outstanding teaching to the university. The ADT’s purpose is to recognize and celebrate teaching excellence, foster continuous improvement of teaching and learning at the UMN, and strengthen the resources to do so. … More Fostering collegiality and celebrating outstanding teaching

Fostering Student Commitment through I/R

Compliance or commitment:  What’s better for students? Pharmacy curricula, perhaps now more than ever, must be continually evaluated and updated, based on what appears to be a never-ending deluge of new information, scientific breakthroughs, updated practice standards, etc. Amidst these exciting (and sometimes daunting) changes in pharmacy education, it can be tempting to focus on … More Fostering Student Commitment through I/R

Publication Record: Spring 2017

UMN-COP Faculty continue to innovate in the new curriculum and to share their insights with pharmacy educators. Below is a roundup of our recent publications. Educational Leadership & Administration Expanding Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Education Through a Multisite University-Affiliated Model Drs. Sarah Schweiss, Sarah Westberg, Jean Moon, and Todd Sorensen describe and advocate for the … More Publication Record: Spring 2017

Project Profile: Utilizing Interprofessional Education to Address Public Health Concerns

Interprofessional Education and Public Health: Opioid Use and Misuse Drs. Keri Hager, Laura Palombi, and Heather Blue collaborated with Dr. Claudia Weber and other colleagues at the University of Minnesota – Duluth Medical School to create an Interprofessional Education (IPE) activity centered on an ongoing public health need, the opioid abuse epidemic. Second year medical … More Project Profile: Utilizing Interprofessional Education to Address Public Health Concerns

Laying the Groundwork to Foster Leadership in Continuous Quality Improvement

As we continue our series on innovation through electives in pharmacy education, we will discuss a new course on continuous quality improvement (CQI) at the MN-COP. Teaching CQI Launching in January 2017, Continuous Quality Improvement to Optimize Medication Use is the first MN-COP course to focus squarely on CQI education and experience. As healthcare shifts … More Laying the Groundwork to Foster Leadership in Continuous Quality Improvement

Project Profile: Across the Patient Care Threshold

This Project Profile highlights the first aim of Dr. Claire Kolar’s dissertation research, in which she attempts to discover more about the transformation students undergo when learning the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process (PPCP) by identifying threshold concepts.  An introduction to Dr. Kolar’s dissertation project can be found here. Why are Threshold Concepts important to pharmacy … More Project Profile: Across the Patient Care Threshold

Improving Quality in TBL Application Activities

Team-based learning (TBL) seeks to flip the classroom, freeing up class time for “application activities (AAs)” where teams solve the kinds of problems they will face in the future. But what makes an AA high quality, resulting in the learning outcomes we need?  In this post, we describe a scholarly, collaborative effort between the University … More Improving Quality in TBL Application Activities