Fostering an interprofessional learning community of scholars: A model for contemporary faculty development

Leslie N. Woltenberg, Madeline C. Aulisio, Stacy A. Taylor

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Abstract

Inspired by learning communities, an evidence-based solution to combat faculty burnout, the University of X (UX) Center for Interprofessional Health Education's Faculty Fellows and Associates Program offers a novel approach to contemporary faculty development. The Program utilizes minimal financial resources and modest staff support to accomplish its main objectives: identify and recognize IPE champions, promote and support faculty interprofessional education (IPE) contributions, and demonstrate ongoing institutional commitment to faculty development, engagement, and support. This model simultaneously honors faculty IPE contributions and offers robust professional development, while effectively promoting IPE broadly. To date, members from thirteen different colleges and departments have leveraged the program to create numerous scholarly presentations and publications as well as a broad variety of other creative work. The benefits of the Fellows and Associates Program extend to the next generation of health care providers, the students ultimately inspired by these IPE champions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100390
JournalJournal of Interprofessional Education and Practice
Volume23
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors wish to express their gratitude to the University of Kentucky and the Center for Interprofessional Health Education for the ongoing support of interprofessional education and faculty development.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020

Keywords

  • Collaboration
  • Faculty development
  • Interprofessional education
  • Learning community
  • Research
  • Scholarship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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