Center for Academic and Professional Enhancement (CAPE)

Education Scholar Curriculum

Course 1- Developing a Personal Philosophy to Guide Teaching and Learning

Authors: Melissa Medina, Ed.D and JoLaine Reierson Draugalis, R.Ph., Ph.D.

This course is designed to provide health professions faculty the opportunity to identify and document beliefs, values, and biases
about the educational process that will help them address challenges in their teaching environment. Modules include:

  • Module 1.1 The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Module 1.2 Exploring Alternative Views of Teaching and Learning
  • Module 1.3 Building Your Teaching Philosophy
  • Module 1.4 Introduction to Teaching Portfolios


Course 2 – Designing and Facilitating Instruction for the Health Professions

Authors: Patricia A. Chase, Ph.D. and Judith Skelton, M.Ed., Ph.D.

This course is designed to provide health professions educators with the knowledge and experiences that will help them successfully
plan and implement learner centered, classroom-based instruction. Modules include:

  • Module 2.1 Designing Your Course
  • Module 2.2 Establishing Learning Outcomes
  • Module 2.3 Determining Assessment Methods
  • Module 2.4 Selecting Instructional Methods and Resources
  • Module 2.5 Managing the Classroom


Course 3 – Active Learning: Ways to Engage Students and Improve Learning Outcomes

Author: Sally Morgan, PhD, RN., Jerry Kellogg, MA. and Heidi M. Anderson, Ph.D.

This course introduces strategies that faculty can use to engage learners more actively in the teaching/learning process. In addition to demonstrating selected techniques, the course explores the impact of these strategies on student learning and faculty roles. Modules include:

  • Module 3.1 Introduction to Active Learning
  • Module 3.2 Getting Students Moving, Talking, Questioning, and Thinking
  • Module 3.3 Technological Tools for Active Learning
  • Module 3.4 Problem-based Active Learning Strategies

Course 4A – Distance Learning

Author: Jerry Kellogg, M.A.

This course introduces health professions faculty to the scope, direction, technologies and challenges of distance education. Participants will learn how to prepare students for distance learning, and how to successfully develop and facilitate online instruction. Modules include:

  • Module 4a.1 Defining the Scope of Distance Education
  • Module 4a.2 The Technologies of Distance Learning
  • Module 4a.3 Designing Instruction for Distance Learners
  • Module 4a.4 Facilitating Distance Learning


Course 4B – Case-based and Problem-based Learning

Author: Melissa Medina, Ed.D.

This course introduces health professions educators to the
concept of PBL and its use in clinical and non-clinical education. The course
provides guidelines for implementing PBL and demonstrates relevant facilitation
techniques. Modules include:

  • Module 4b.1 The Role of Problems and Cases in Health Professions Education
  • Module 4b.2 Using Cases Effectively
  • Module 4b.3 Designing and Facilitating Cases in the Classroom
  • Module 4b.4 Team Based Learning
  • Module 4b.5 Assessment of Case Based Learning


Course 4C – Learning in the Experiential Setting

Authors: Cecilia M. Plaza, PharmD, PhD and Beverly A. Talluto, PharmD, MHSc

This course focuses on the role of the preceptor, and introduces the skills needed to be an effective preceptor-educator in the practice environment. The course also presents a model for planning, facilitating and assessing learning outcomes in the experiential setting. Modules include:

  • Module 4c.1 What Makes a Good Preceptor?
  • Module 4c.2 Planning for Experiential Learning
  • Module 4c.3 Selecting and Organizing Experiential Learning Activities
  • Module 4c.4 Assessing and Evaluating Experiential Learning Activities
  • Module 4c.5 Facilitating Experiential Learning in the Practice Setting


Course 5 – Assessment of Instructional Effectiveness

Author: Diane E. Beck, Pharm.D

A growing issue in health professions education is the impact of instructional programs on learners. This course is designed to introduce health professions faculty to the scope and purpose of student outcome assessment and its contribution to continuous educational quality improvement. Modules include:

  • Module 5.1 Introduction to Assessment and Evaluation
  • Module 5.2 Outcomes Assessment
  • Module 5.3 Data Measures
  • Module 5.4 Collecting and Using Assessment Data


Course 6 – Promoting Teaching and Learning Excellence

Authors: Peggy Piascik, Ph.D., Patricia A. Chase, Ph.D., and Susan M. Meyer, Ph.D.

This course will prepare faculty members to serve as change agents within the context of their own institutions, professions, and programs.
Primary emphasis is on the development of skills in developing an integrated, scholarly approach to key roles and responsibilities in health professions education, leadership innovation, and change in the higher education setting. Modules include:

  • Module 6.1 Leading Change in Health Professions Education
  • Module 6.2 Educational Research
  • Module 6.3 Grant Writing and Management
  • Module 6.4 Academic Publishing