IAE Special Interest Groups

Welcome to the UNMC Interprofessional Academy of Educators

Clinical Teaching
The interest group provides a vehicle for encouraging communication and innovation among educators with an interest in teaching in clinical environments The focus is to foster cooperation in the development and implementation of best practice, evidence-based educational strategies/tools in education in at the beside and in the clinic.

Curricular Design, Instructional Methods, Assessment and Evaluation
The group’s mission is to provide members with a forum to discuss innovations and best-practices related to the design, development, and implementation of instruction in the electronic, classroom, and blended settings. Its objective is to provide expertise to UNMC educators in sound design practices, application of instructional theory, research, and tools, and the utilization of appropriate assessment/evaluation modalities.

Education Technology Collaboration
The ETC connects members with an interest in using and experimenting with new educational technology where members share their experiences, successes, and lessons. Members’ goals include sharing best practices for integrating technology in education and fostering collaboration to develop innovative projects and scholarship across campus.

The goal of the Simulation Interest Group is the provision a platform where participants can share their interest in and experience with simulation and its use in education, allowing an avenue for collaboration regarding simulation at UNMC. The group offers a network for simulation ideas and issues, support when adding simulation to curricula, and expert insight on simulation technology.

The Science of Learning
This Group is interested in gaining an appreciation for and supporting the purposeful application of the knowledge garnered from cognitive theory, adult learning, and memory research to healthcare professions education of all flavors.

Rural Health Care Education
The Rural Health Care Education Interest Group is committed to identifying, developing programs/projects, and promoting educational opportunities related to rural education. The Group’s particular focus is the meeting the needs of community educators.

Interprofessional Education
This Interest Group serves as a platform for assisting UNMC educators in identifying opportunities for incorporating interprofessional teaching, as well as creating an environment to nurture the development and effective implementation of teaching activities that promote transprofessional collaboration and teamwork.

Learning Environment/Wellness
The focus of the group is to examine ways to work together to create, support, and facilitate a learning environment at UNMC centered on respect, collegiality, kindness, and cooperation. The group will concentrate on evaluation and development of projects to foster a safe and supportive atmosphere to assist learners in developing their personal and professional identity.