For the past few weeks we have presented the SoTL Collaborations Series and highlighted various groups working together at the MN-COP and across the country. Today we are going to wrap up the series and review each of the four collaborations profiled.
The CIC-PAC: Collaborating on assessment
Since forming 10 years ago, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation – Pharmacy Assessment Collaborative (CIC-PAC) has come together to represent Big Ten pharmacy schools and published the results of a number of studies related to assessment in pharmacy education. An upcoming CIC-PAC project is focused on identifying and examining the elements of student success by using data collected from multiple Big Ten schools.
The Ambulatory Care Co-Op: Learning Together
The Ambulatory Care Co-Op consists of practice faculty at the MN-COP working together to improve the quality of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs). Over the past 5 years the group has studied knowledge acquisition and tracking the patient encounters had by students. The group plans to continue their scholarly work regarding APPEs in the MN-COP’s new curriculum.
Regis University: A Cross Institutional Collaboration
The partnership between Regis University and MN-COP arose from a shared interest in leadership and emotional intelligence (EI) among faculty at each institution. The group has published on the role of EI in demonstrating competence and has an upcoming publication on the validation of an emotionally intelligent leadership instrument in pharmacy students. In addition to the EI work, MN-COP and Regis faculty have begun a new partnership focused on studying team-based learning (TBL).
Library Liaisons: Creating a Team
The University of Minnesota Library Liaisons have collaborated with MN-COP faculty on a variety of SoTL-related projects, most notably the development and administration of a process-oriented assessment of evidence-based medicine (EBM). The Library Liaisons continue to be available for future collaborations at the MN-COP.
As you can see SoTL Collaborations come in all shapes and sizes and are formed with many different goals and purposes in mind. As you continue your scholarly work, be on the lookout for potential collaborations and don’t hesitate to reach out to the Wulling Center for help fostering connections with potential SoTL collaborators.