Academy of Distinguished Teachers Conference

In April 2015, a number of MN-COP faculty and students were selected to present their work at the University of Minnesota’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers (ADT) Conference, Making Sense of Educational Innovation. It was a chance for faculty, graduate students and residents to present their innovative work with colleagues outside of pharmacy. The conference was also an opportunity to learn about educational innovations across the University of Minnesota, from the College of Design to the School of Nursing. The ADT conference consisted of program presentations and a poster session.

Pharmacy’s contributions to the program included:

Andrea Rosenberg and Kristin Janke present their project on Evaluating Team Functioning in TBL courses at the 2015 ADT conference
Andrea Rosenberg and Kristin Janke present their project on Evaluating Team Functioning in TBL courses at the 2015 ADT conference

1. Sharing Expertise on the Flipped Classroom:  Keri Hager is part of a community of practice on the Duluth campus for instructors utilizing a flipped classroom. Dr. Hager and her group presented on their individual classroom experiences, as well as how their community of practice provides support to its members.

2. Advancing Discussions on the Value of TBL:  Team-Based Learning (TBL) is a teaching strategy practiced in many classrooms, including some at MN-COP. Former Leadership Resident Andrea Rosenberg and Kristin Janke presented the work they have done with evaluating teams in TBL settings. While TBL can benefit the learner in many ways, Drs. Rosenberg and Janke wanted to look at the effect on team functioning.

PED-Rx Logo3. Designing a Large-Scale Practitioner-Student Educational Event:  Practice-Education Dialogue in Pharmacy (PED-Rx), a “TEDx”-like event for pharmacy students and practitioners, was created to engage students with a contemporary issue in pharmacy practice. Todd Sorensen and graduate student Claire Kolar described the format, preparation  and outcomes of this new event in our Professional Development and Assessment Days sequence.

MN-COP faculty and students were also featured in the poster session at the ADT conference.

  • Anna Milone lead a team exploring new ways to maintain academic integrity for an online course with large enrollment.
  • Todd Sorensen, working with two student pharmacists, Stephanie Gibbs and Michelle Lighthart, shared their work on the Curriculum Compass project where pharmacy employers and residency directors were interviewed for their perspectives on new graduates’ preparedness for practice.
  • Kerry Fierke, working with student pharmacist Anthony Olson, presented their work on providing opportunities for students to participate in leadership development sessions.
  • Claire Kolar presented a peer teaching activity for second year pharmacy students to teach first year students about the practice of Pharmaceutical Care.
  • Ann Philbrick described a veterinary pharmacotherapy elective for pharmacy students and students’ perceptions of the course.
Kristin Janke, Claire Kolar and Keri Hager present their poster on Peer Teaching at the 2015 ADT conference.
Kristin Janke, Claire Kolar and Keri Hager present their poster on Peer Teaching at the 2015 ADT conference.

Read more about each project below. Click the title to view poster.

Anna Milone, Project Lead
Anna Milone, Project Lead

Proctored Online Exams

Project Lead: Anna Milone, Pharm.D.

Additional Team Members: Angela Cortese, Pharm.D., Rebecca Balestrieri, M.Ed., Amy Pittenger, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

Curriculum Compass: Pharmacy employer and residency director’s perspectives on new graduates preparedness for practice

Project Leads: Stephanie Gibbs, Student Pharmacist, Michelle Lighthart, Student Pharmacist, Todd Sorensen, Pharm.D.

Additional Team Members: Lindsay Sorge, Pharm.D., Debbie Pestka, Pharm.D., Graduate Student, Kristin Janke, Ph.D.

Voluntary Leadership Development Sessions to Document Student Perceptions, Motivations, Experiences, and Goals

Kerry Fierke, Project Lead
Kerry Fierke, Project Lead

Project Lead: Kerry Fierke, Ed.D.

Additional Team Members: Anthony Olson, M.Ed., Student Pharmacist

Peer Teaching between First and Second Year Pharmacy Students during Professional Development Days

Project Lead: Claire Kolar, Pharm.D., Graduate Student

Additional Team Members: Keri Hager, Pharm.D., Kristin Janke, Ph.D.

Identifying Students’ Perceptions of Community Within, and Need for an Online Veterinary Pharmacotherapy Elective

Ann Philbrick, Project Lead
Ann Philbrick, Project Lead

Project Lead: Ann Philbrick, Pharm.D.