July 12-15, 2018
Northwestern University
Chicago Campus

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Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Formulate a personal and professional development plan balancing academic, personal, and professional responsibilities in the areas of teaching, scholarly activity, and service in the academic environment.
  • Cultivate beneficial collegial relationships.
  • Mentor professional behaviors needed for success in PT education.
  • Consider the differences in learning styles across generations when planning educational activities.
  • Develop an evidence-based course including objectives, teaching and evaluation methods.
  • Design strategies to integrate and document the scholarship of teaching and learning.

In addition, DCEs/ACCEs will be able to:

  • Develop strategies for managing the clinical education component of an academic program
  • Consider a variety communication strategies to build connections with clinical faculty
  • Use educational technology to facilitate record-keeping and communication
  • Develop connections with DCEs/ACCEs

In addition, PTA educators will be able to:

  • Design a curriculum appropriate for the physical therapist assistant.


The primary audience for the workshop is full-time faculty in the first 4 years of teaching in a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant education program. Priority enrollment will be given to members of the APTA Academy of Education, APTA. Maximum enrollment is 75 participants. Please do not make travel arrangements until you receive confirmation of registration.


The workshop is designed to be interactive with content that can be applied immediately. Enrolled participants will receive a list of items to bring to the workshop, such as: curriculum vitae, promotion and tenure policies, course syllabi, test samples, individual development plans, etc. Professional development meetings are optional 1-to-1 meetings with workshop facilitators to discuss professional career planning

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  • Frank J. Bates, PT, DPT, MBA
  • Carol Beckel, PT, PhD
  • Jacque Bradford, PT, DPT, MS
  • Kathy Hall, PT, EdD
  • Karen Hayes, PT, PhD, FAPTA
  • William Healey, PT, EdD, GCS
  • Lois Hedman, PT, DScPT, MS
  • Heather Henderson, PT, DPT
  • Marjorie Johnson Hilliard, PT, EdD
  • Christina Howard, PT, DPT, OCS
  • Rebecca Porter, PT, PhD
  • Alice Salzman, PT, EdD
  • Ellen Spake, PT, PhD

July 12-15, 2018
Northwestern University
Chicago Campus

A block of rooms has been reserved at:

Hampton Inn by Hilton, Chicago Downtown
166 East Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611
ph 312-787-2900

The rate is $229 per night. Please make sure you mention the NU Faculty Development Workshop when you reserve your room.

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The deadline for the registration is June 15, 2018. Early registration is encouraged to ensure enrollment.

  • Academy Member: $450
  • APTA Member: $600
  • Non-Member: $775
  • Add on DCE/ACCE Workshop: $75

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Faculty Development Workshop 2018

  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Date: July 12-15, 2018