AACP 2018 Spring Institute: Reaching New Heights in Experiential Education
Session I - Intro to SOTL – Setting the Stage
During Session I we will define what is educational scholarship in Experiential Education? The speaker will identify opportunities for scholarship in EE, including active learning, student assessment, enhancements in learning experiences, and transforming perspectives about scholarship. The questions will be addressed: Who should participate? Why is encouraging scholarship a good idea? Attendees will design a writing plan.
Session II – Optimizing Student Assessment
Session II will present the pros and cons of various assessment strategies for your EE program. Attendees will be asked to assess the strategies used at your institution and identify assessment strategies which would include the integration of EPA’s into the student’s experience. The session will help you identify activities which are best suited to evaluate student performance and improvement and which tools measure these activities effectively.
Session III – Integrating AACP Core EPA’s and Preceptor Development
Why EPA’s? And what is the EPA framework? These are two of the questions which will be discussed during this session. The speaker will describe the need for incorporating an EPA assessment strategy and identify the recommended steps for implementing EPA’s into your curriculum and EPA activities into your EE program. Teams will conduct a SWOT analysis for carrying out this assessment. During this session we will discuss preceptor development with a focus on clear guidance for meeting program expectations: what makes a good preceptor, a good site, and discuss the training and development which may be required.
Session IV – Ready for Remediation?
Session IV will explore the challenges and uniqueness of experiential education remediation. Preventive strategies through early identification and preceptor development will be discussed. Teams will learn methods to create effective remediation plans by incorporating approaches such as root cause analysis and collaboration with other stakeholders. Attendees will evaluate their current remediation policies and identify areas for improvement.