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Question Banking in ExamSoft

Question Banking in ExamSoft – Tues, June 12, Online Facilitators: Katherine Henderson, M.Ed. Beginning in Fall 2018, SOP faculty will have a larger roll in the ExamSoft process for the School of Pharmacy.  This session introduced faculty to the Examsoft Administrators portal and reviewed some things to consider when creating or maintaining their question banks. […]

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Scholarship of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (SOTLA)

Scholarship of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (SOTLA) – May 21, Smith 130 Facilitators: Adam Persky, PhD & Veronica Shuford, M.Ed. Dr. Adam Persky led an interesting conversation about the state of education-oriented scholarship.  He answered questions about teaching and learning and their overlap with scholarly publication.   Also known for the his work on instructional design, […]

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Integrating the PPCP

Integrating the PPCP – Thurs, May 31, Smith 545 Facilitators: Laura Morgan, Pharm.D., M.Ed., BCPS & Lauren Caldas, PharmD, BCACP After this session, participants will be able to: – Describe the process Foundations used to incorporate the PPCP longitudinally – Identify obstacles and opportunities for incorporating PPCP into their courses Drs. Caldas and Morgan walked […]

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Rubrics for Assessment

Rubrics for Assessment – Thurs, June 21, Smith 545 Facilitators: Caitlin Bergendahl, M.Ed., VCU CTLE Scoring Rubrics help convert subjective impressions into objective observations. Whether you are grading a student presentation or a peer’s paper, rubrics can ensure that both the gradee and the grader are on the same page. After this session, participants will […]

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Team-Based Learning (TBL) Basics

Team-Based Learning (TBL) Basics – Thurs, July 19, Smith 545 Facilitators: Veronica Shuford, M.Ed. Team-Based Learning is a key feature of the pharmacotherapy portion of the SOP PharmD curriculum.  This method of active learning contributes to longer retention in students and overall better learning outcomes.  Whether you are building your first TBL module or looking […]

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Pre-Semester Fair (A Semester Kickoff and Refresher)

Pre-Semester Fair (A Semester Kickoff and Refresher) – Wed, August 1, Smith Lobby Facilitators: Fun! (& several SOP departments) Come for the cookies! Stay for the conversation… This semester kickoff fair will offer a touch point for faculty to contact various support departments in the school.  Come see people you haven’t seen all summer and […]

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Metacognition in the Classroom

Metacognition in the Classroom – June 7, Smith 224 Facilitator: Enoch Hale, Ph.D. Scholars across the disciplines who expound on the importance of developing our intellectual abilities purport that metacognition (thinking about one’s thinking) is vital for intellectual development particularly as it relates to cultivating general critical thinking skills and dispositions. This session will address […]

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A TBL on TBL

A TBL on TBL – May 30, McGuire 204 & July 7, McGuire 204 Facilitators: Katherine Henderson, M.Ed. & Cynthia K. Kirkwood, Pharm.D., BCPP By the end of this session, participants will be able to: – List the 4 S’s and 3 components of the TBL format – Describe the flow of an average TBL session […]

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Interculturalism and the SOP

Interculturalism and the SOP  – May 18 & June 22, Smith 224 Facilitator: Amber Bennett Hill, Ph.D. By the end of this session, participants will be able to: – Describe the SOP’s international students / English language learners and the particular challenges they may face, – Outline how faculty can best respond to and support […]

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A Workshop on Item Writing

A Workshop on Item Writing – August 2, Smith 221 & repeated in later summers Facilitator: Evan Sisson, PharmD, MSHA, CDE, FAADE By the end of this session, participants will be able to: – List three best practices for item writing at VCU School of Pharmacy – Evaluate sample exam questions and identify common pitfalls of […]

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