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

Using a competition to develop culturally competent practitioners

This week we continue our series on innovation in electives by profiling the “Cultural Competency Case Competition,” which is overseen by Oscar Garza, Ph.D. and Olihe Okoro, Ph.D. Building the Course The United States is a melting pot of diverse populations with varied healthcare needs. As the US population continues to become more diverse, it’s … More Using a competition to develop culturally competent practitioners

Student Leadership Development as an “Area of Inquiry”

What happens when you teach a topic for years, diligently chipping away at the teaching and learning challenges that occur, in order to maximize student learning outcomes?  If you couple it with deliberate innovation, systematic observation and proactive, robust evaluation, you may suddenly find yourself deep in a SOTL Area of Inquiry. The Wulling Center … More Student Leadership Development as an “Area of Inquiry”

Trends in Higher Education: Implementation Sciences

As part of our mission to advance the scholarship of teaching and learning, we’re introducing a new type of blog post focused on “Trends in Higher Education.” These will often be topics that have emerged from our SOTL Journal Club readings or from our own research and scholarly interests. This week’s trend in higher education … More Trends in Higher Education: Implementation Sciences

Development of “When Pharmacy Goes to War”: How history can be used to impact student pharmacists’ perspectives about the profession

This semester, we will be profiling several projects from colleagues at the UMN COP, highlighting each for innovation in pharmacy education. Last week, we began the series by introducing an experiential elective for first-year student pharmacists:  The Pharmaceutical Care Experience directed by Anita Sharma, PharmD (HealthEast) and Keri Hager, PharmD (UMN COP-Duluth). This week profiles … More Development of “When Pharmacy Goes to War”: How history can be used to impact student pharmacists’ perspectives about the profession

Jumping In: Immersing Students in the “Pharmaceutical Care Experience”

This semester, we will be profiling several projects from colleagues at the MN-COP, highlighting each for its contributions to innovation in pharmacy education. We begin with an experiential elective for first-year student pharmacists: The Pharmaceutical Care Experience directed by Anita Sharma, PharmD (HealthEast) and Keri Hager, PharmD (MN-COP). The Innovation: Getting Their Feet Wet: Early … More Jumping In: Immersing Students in the “Pharmaceutical Care Experience”

REWIND: “Back to the Future”–University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy (MN-COP) Leaders in Pharmacy Education

This may sound like a blog post on the 1985 American science fiction adventure comedy starring Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly and Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown. Good guess, but it’s not about the film. Let’s rewind back several months when we were talking about leaders from the University of Minnesota at the American … More REWIND: “Back to the Future”–University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy (MN-COP) Leaders in Pharmacy Education

The SOTL Journal Club at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy (MN-COP)

Staying current with the SOTL literature can be challenging! This is especially true when SOTL enthusiasts are balancing other professional commitments as full-time faculty members and residents or students in graduate programs. Enter the SOTL Journal Club, led by Kristin Janke, PhD and Director of The Wulling Center for Innovation & Scholarship in Pharmacy Education … More The SOTL Journal Club at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy (MN-COP)