Oral Session 2: How to Successfully Execute an Interprofessional Team-Based Learning Faculty Training
Date & Time
Monday, March 16, 2020, 3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Faculty development encourages adoption and incorporation of active instructional methodology such as Team-Based Learning (TBL) in modern health professions classrooms. Though founding faculty were experienced educators at the new University of Houston (UH) College of Medicine, few had specific expertise in TBL implementation. Furthermore, TBL was not generally understood or widely used in other UH health professions colleges. To ensure early incorporation of best pedagogical practices into the new medical education curricular design, not only did training in TBL have to occur but the training itself had to be developed. A team with expertise in the scholarship of teaching and learning was assembled with members from all health-related programs and colleges._x000D_ _x000D_ To address gaps in TBL knowledge, the UH College of Medicine, in partnership with the Colleges of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Optometry, Education, Pharmacy, and Nursing, and the Office of Faculty Engagement and Development designed and implemented a four-session faculty development workshop teaching the basics of the TBL instructional method. Topics covered included evidence supporting the use of TBL, implementation of the three phases and six steps of TBL, the use of clinical cases, and how to manage and organize groups. Each session was offered twice in order to accommodate busy faculty schedules._x000D_ _x000D_ This presentation describes the methods used to successfully develop and execute an interprofessional TBL faculty development workshop series. Cross-college partnership best practices, content development, and troubleshooting recommendations are provided. In addition, preliminary data and results on attendee self-efficacy for TBL and workshop satisfaction are discussed._x000D_ _x000D_ Financial disclaimer: Financial support for 10 lunches per session was provided by the University of Houston Office of Faculty Engagement and Development. No other financial support or grants were used.