Charlene Portee, PT, PhD, fellow of the American Academy of Physical Therapy, will deliver the second Lynda D. Woodruff Lecture on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Physical Therapy on June 17 at 6 p.m. ET. The title of the lecture is "The Road to Success: Are We Ready to Change Direction?"
This highly interactive 4.5-day virtual workshop provides participants with the expertise and support to be successful at the national level in obtaining funding for education research. We bring together a nationally recognized group of mentors and consultants as faculty, including representatives from potential funding agencies in a virtual space to support participants work. The workshop provides guidance in developing robust and theoretically grounded research agendas, research design and analysis (multiple methods); identifying “best-bet” funding sources; grant writing and budgeting; and creating intra-and inter-institutional collaborative research networks and projects. Some didactic sessions are included but the centerpieceoftheworkshopisone-on-onementoringthroughbreakoutsessionsthatprovidetheopportunityforparticipantstointeractwithacommunityofscholarsandrepresentativesfromorganizationsthatfundeducationresearch.
To provide these exceptional opportunities, attendance is targeted to be 16 participants. Participants need to have some experience with publishing in education research and already have ideas for grant applications. Selectionofparticipantsiscompetitive,andapplicationsopenonDecember15,2020andcloseMarch8,2021at11:59pmPacificTime. Once participants are identified, they will be paired with mentors with education research experience and expertise. Engagement of mentors and participants will occur prior to, during, and following the workshop to develop sound education research proposals that maximize chances for successful funding and publication. The overall aim is to create and expand a cadre of highly-qualified, networked and productive education researchers who will advance the science of physical therapist education, make significant contributions to the literature, and ultimately enhance physical therapy education and practice today and in the future.
The overall goal of the workshop is to introduce novice faculty to their roles in the academy and facilitate their professional growth as faculty members. Participants will create a personal sustainable development plan that considers academic responsibilities in teaching, scholarship and service. Additionally, the workshop will assist participants in initiating and cultivating a network of academic colleagues among workshop participants and faculty. Importance of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging will be themes throughout.
Specific learning opportunities
The life of a faculty member: balancing responsibilities of teaching, research and service, understanding tenure and/or promotion, understanding faculty role in program assessment
Teaching and Learning: applying core principles of teaching and learning, using best practices in course development, student assessments, student engagement in learning
Developing Students’ Professionalism: educating adaptive learners, encouraging professionalism, applying student policies, mentoring and coaching, managing troubled or troubling students
Additionally those who have roles in the clinical education component of their programs are invited to participate in an additional learning opportunity
DCE as Faculty Member: understanding responsibilities, managing student issues, building partnerships, program assessment
21 Contact Hours
Carol Beckel, PT, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Education Physical Therapy, St Louis University
Lois Hedman, PT, MS, DScPT, Professor of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences
Christie Cohoon, PT, DPT, OCS St. Louis Community College PTA program director and clinical coordinator
William E. Healey, PT, EdD, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy, Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Professional Education, Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Kirsten Potter, PT, DPT, MS; Professor, Department of Physical Therapy; Director, Rockhurst University Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Alice Salzman, BS, MA, EdD, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences
Rachel Tappan, PT, DPT, Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy, Assistant Professor, Dept of Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Niki Wallen, PTA, BS, MOL, PTA Program Director at Ozarks Technical Community College