32 faculty members complete Teaching Excellence Course
Thirty-two Health Science Center faculty members completed the 2001 fall semester's UTHSC Teaching Excellence Course (UTEC). The following individuals received their certificates Dec. 13.
SCHOOL OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES
Physical therapy: Dr. Barbara
Boucher and Erin Thomas
General dentistry: Dr. Laurie
GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Pathology: Dr. Eugenia Bryan,
Dr. Zheng Dong and Tiffany Traylor.
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Family and community medicine:
Dr. Oralia Bazaldua and Dr. Laura
SCHOOL OF NURSING
Family nursing care: Laurie Dodge, Karen Jefferson and Tina Mayle.
The UTHSC Teaching Excellence Course is a 20-session, 34-hour professional development course that focuses on classroom, laboratory and clinical teaching skills. Participants gain experience in a variety of important teacher tasks, including evaluating student performance, planning a course, teaching a psychomotor skill, presenting a lecture, intervening with a challenging student, providing constructive feedback, developing educational software, and using small-group, case-based learning methods. Course participants also are introduced to principles and research pertinent to adult learning in the health care environment, and analyze their own teaching strategies in relationship to the research.
The division of educational research and development conducts the course annually. Bill Hendricson is the course director. Faculty from several departments, including Dr. Cynthia Alford and Dr. James Tysinger, family and community medicine; Dr. Ken Andrews, distributed learning division, academic informatics services; Dr. Douglas Murphy, School of Allied Health Sciences; Judith Livingston, department of pediatrics; and Dr. Judith Paukert, department of surgery, contribute as instructors.
The next full-length course will be offered beginning in August 2002. For more information, contact Hendricson at ext. 7-2813 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.