The Office of the Provost invited faculty to chart a new direction for their teaching by applying for a Changing Course Fellowship. This year, the award will support faculty members who refresh their teaching by expanding opportunities for global learning. Applicants proposed incorporating a perspective from outside the United States into an existing course, courses, or curriculum. The fellowship will last from May 1, 2016, to April 30, 2017.
The winners are Elissa Ladd from the School of Nursing for her project, “Addition of Interprofessional Global Learning Experience.” Building on three years of trips to Manipal University in India, Professor Ladd will expand the opportunity to include eight students from both the School of Nursing and the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. The group will observe health care delivery in hospitals, clinics, and home visits and debrief about the different roles and responsibilities they noticed. In addition, she proposes to invite a faculty member from Manipal University to visit the Institute to learn about our interprofessional education program. Her mentor will be Mary Knab of CIPSI.
The second recipient is Mertie Potter from the School of Nursing for her project, “Developing an Annual Dominican Republic International Travel Experience for NP Students.” She plans to expand the global health experience to the Dominican Republic from once every two years to once a year. During the trip, NP students work with a Dominican physician to deliver primary care in rural health clinics and develop topics for their scholarly projects. She will also add a second faculty leader to allow more students to participate and to ensure sustainability of the project. Her mentor will be Nancy Terres of the School of Nursing.