health sciences

Goals of the Health Sciences Teaching Academy

Through a series of faculty development activities, the HSTA will foster effective teaching and learning in the health sciences by:

  • providing opportunities to discuss teaching and learning with colleagues and exemplary instructors
  • deepening new faculty members’ understanding of how students learn
  • demonstrating strategies new faculty can use in various teaching contexts
  • developing an interdisciplinary cohort of faculty engaged in teaching, and
  • increasing new faculty members’ access to resources and support for effective teaching and mentoring.

Structure of the Health Sciences Teaching Academy

HSTA faculty will participate in the following activities: Read more »


Photo banner of the IPE Leadership Fellows

In recent years there has been a growing emphasis on education that crosses disciplinary boundaries and teaches students to work on teams. In the health sciences, this is due to an increased awareness that collaborative care is a reality for students after they graduate from any numer of health science programs. Interprofessional education (IPE)as defined by the World Health Organization and adopted by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative,

"occurs when students from two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes."

In January 2016, the University of Michigan’s Center for Interprofessional Education launched a new Interprofessional Leadership Fellows program. This program was developed so that health science professionals with a strong interest in interprofessional education and practice might become change agents for IPE efforts on campus and beyond.  The sixteen IPE fellows making up the inaugural cohort represent the following U-M health science schools: Read more »