ESO Staffing Update

The Educational Support Office is pleased to introduce Andrew Bunton, MEd.  Andrew joined UNMC at the end of September and will serve the ESO in a variety of roles.  Most of his time will be dedicated to coordinating the Problem-Based Learning program.  He will also work closely with the Computer-Based Testing program and will be involved with College of Medicine website maintenance, OASIS, and Visix signage for the Sorrell Center.

Andrew joins UNMC with a background in teaching and instructional technology.  He earned a Master of Education in Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership: Focus in Educational Technology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  Most recently, he served as a Content Management Specialist for Marriott International where he maintained a family of domestic and international websites.  Before that, Andrew taught in Japan and in Memphis, Tennessee.

Student Accommodations

As the school year gets underway, the Counseling and Student Development Center has developed a web site designed specifically for faculty members who have questions about how to comply when a student requests accommodations.

Please visit the site here.

For more specific questions, please contact Ronda Stevens, MSW, LMHP.  (rstevens@unmc.edu or 559-5553)

UNMC Interprofessional Education Day

Dear Faculty:

Please join us for the:           Fall 2012 UNMC Interprofessional Education (IPE) Day!
When:      August 15th, 2012
Where:     UNMC Campus
Time:        2:00pm-4:00pm
Who:        Faculty and students from Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health and Allied Health

Interprofessional Education (IPE) introduces shared learning and practice early on, and helps prepare students for collaborative practice.  IPE is best defined as occasions when two or more professions learn with, from, and about each other to improve collaboration and quality of care.

This event will include over 450 students from the Omaha campus.  The Lincoln campus will host a separate event for the Lincoln Dentistry and Nursing programs.  A diverse faculty body representing all colleges and schools at UNMC is essential.

Faculty volunteers are needed to facilitate the small groups.  Two faculty training sessions are planned to provide faculty with preparation to facilitate a group of 10 interprofessional students.

Sessions will be held:

Thursday, August 9th                       9:00-11:00                           Room MSC 4053
Monday, August 13th                      1:00-3:00                              Room MSC 4053

Attendance at one of the faculty development session is encouraged.  If you have facilitated IPE day small groups in the past, the faculty development session will provide you with current IPE Day content and process updates.  Dr. Devin Nickol will facilitate the training sessions.

This is a great opportunity to interact with faculty and students from the various colleges and learn about their programs and perceived professional roles.  If you can participate, or would like a copy of the facilitator’s guide for an overview of the session format, please contact Giovanni Jones @ giovanni.jones@unmc.edu.

Thank You
IPE Day Planning Committee

Note: no clinical expertise is required to facilitate this session.