Wilkes University

Discussion Topics

The Wilkes University School of Pharmacy's TLC Program meets regularly throughout the year (approximately every-other week). Core pedagogical principles are discussed as a group with experienced faculty facilitating group discussions. Sessions are interactive and provide participants with a broad foundational knowledge base in pharmaceutical education. These sessions are augmented by direct experiences in education throughout the year.
 

Session #

TOPIC

1

ORIENTATION

  • Overview of pharmacy curriculum
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Small group class orientation
  • Orientation to online learning and facilitation
  • Matching to Mentor and large classroom
     

2

  • Outcomes and Objectives
  • Student-Centered Teaching
  • Systems Approach to Learning and Teaching
  • Assessment
     

3

  • Longitudinal Care – Orientation round 2
  • Small Classroom Teaching
  • Small Group Facilitation
     

4

  • Small group - Longitudinal Care Debrief!
  • Technology presentation #1
  • Information Mastery (Wilkes terminology)
     

5

  • Long Care debrief (30 min)
  • Technology presentation #2
  • Classroom Technology and Teaching (virtual)
     

6

  • Long Care debrief (30 min)
  • Technology presentation #3
  • Large Classroom Teaching
  • Lectures and Notes
  • Active Learning Strategies
     

7

  • Long Care debrief (30 min)
  • Technology presentation #4
  • Interviewing Preparation, CV Prep, Interview presentation discussion
     

8

  • Long Care debrief (20 min)
  • Technology presentation #5
  • Assessing Student Performance
  • Writing Test Questions
     

9

  • Practice Lecture
  • Technology presentation #6
  • Experiential Education
  • Developing a teaching experience for the practice setting – Clerkship Manual/Syllabus
     

10

  • Practice Lecture
  • Technology presentation #7
  • Types of functions of an academician (E.g. committees, advising, service, expert advisory, professional involvement, interdisciplinary roles)
  • Balancing service, teaching, and scholarship
  • Faculty Positions (tenure vs. non-tenure) and promotion process.
     

11

  • Practice Lecture
  • Technology presentation #8
  • Developing Professionals and Professionalism
     

12

  • Practice Lecture
  • Teaching philosophy statement
  • Teaching effectiveness and student reviews
     

13

  • Practice Lecture
  • Open Discussion
     

14

  • TLC Reflection, Survey and Assessment
     

 


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