New “Toolkit” Can Help Faculty Make Courses Interprofessional
As the University of Michigan is adding more interprofessional education (IPE) opportunities for students across the health professions, some faculty are choosing to “convert” existing courses to IPE. A new resource came online in spring 2017 to facilitate the process–the IPE Course Adapter Toolkit.
The toolkit was created and is being piloted by three U-M faculty members: Melissa Gross of Kinesiology, Debra Mattison of Social Work, and Minal Patel of Public Health. All three were part of the 2016-17 inaugural class of Interprofessional Leadership Fellows, which is a project-based U-M program that develops faculty champions and change agents to advance IPE and collaborative practice.
During their 18 months as fellows, these faculty members leveraged their expertise and furthered a vision on how to streamline IPE course conversion. Specifically, they want to help instructors “obtain the skills and information to develop and effectively roll out IPE courses” and build confidence about meeting IPE competencies.
Full article by IPE Center at https://interprofessional.umich.edu/2017/06/27/new-toolkit-can-help-faculty-make-courses-interprofessional/