Michigan Center for IPE Awards for Innovation and Excellence
Student Award for IPE Innovation and Excellence: $500 awarded to an individual and/or team of students based on their involvement in the development of innovative curriculum, organizational change, IPE practice opportunities, and/or scholarship in the realm of interprofessional education.
Faculty Award for IPE Innovation and Excellence: $1,000 awarded to an individual and/or team of faculty based on their development of innovative curriculum, organizational change, IPE practice opportunities, and/or scholarship in the realm of interprofessional education.
These awards honor students and faculty who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship, and/or leadership with regard to implementing and/or developing innovative, effective, and sustainable interprofessional education (IPE) or interprofessional practice (IPP) across the University of Michigan health science schools.
All faculty, staff, and students in University of Michigan health science schools and colleges (Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses) are eligible to nominate colleagues and collaborators for this award. Self-nominations will also be accepted. (You can peruse a preview PDF before using the actual form to submit nominations.)
Criteria for Nomination:
A committee with representation from faculty, administrators, and students will evaluate the qualifications of the nominees for evidence of excellence in IPE. Nominees should demonstrate vision and commitment to advancing interprofessional education and/or practice at U-M and exhibit the core competencies of interprofessional education as identified by the University of Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education. The following supporting evidence should be provided:
1. Demonstrated excellence in interprofessional education, including but not limited to:
- Developing and/or implementing IPE curriculum
- Developing and/or implementing innovative IPE teaching strategies or learning experiences to enhance collaborative student learning
- Developing and/or implementing innovative IPE assessment strategies
- Developing and/or implementing innovative IPE fieldwork/community partnerships
2. Demonstrated evidence that the interprofessional education initiative has made a positive impact on student learning and is sustainable. This could include but is not limited to:
- Developing organizational and/or institutional structures to support the development/implementation/collaboration of IPE
- Developing faculty training/mentorship programs that enhance IPE
- Contributing to interprofessional education research and/or scholarship grounded in the relevant literature
- Developing evidence-based practices in the conceptualization and evaluation of the U-M IPE initiative.
3. Demonstrated evidence of leadership in interprofessional education or interprofessional care. This could include but is not limited to:
- Exhibiting core competencies of interprofessional education as identified by the University of Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education
- Demonstrating effective communication skills with learners, patients and colleagues
- Promoting interprofessional education and inspiring others to lead
- Demonstrating leadership in providing interprofessional education to healthcare learners
- Promoting interprofessional care in the local or regional community
- Serving as an exemplary role model for those interested in interprofessional education and collaborative. practice.
- Nominee information (full name, title, school, department, email, phone).
- Nominator information (full name, title, school, department, email, phone, nominator’s relationship/interactions with nominee).
- Type of award being nominated for (student, faculty; individual or team).
- Letter of nomination (upload as a PDF; 1 page max). Provide specific examples that demonstrate the nominee(s) meets the criteria of the award.
- Peer letters of support (2 max; 500 words or less; one must be from the chair, program director, associate dean or dean, community partner) highlighting how the nominee meets the criteria of the award.
- Learner letters of support (if applicable; 2 max, 500 words or less) highlight the impact of teaching on the learner.
- Supporting evidence (optional): IPE-specific portfolio/dossier, summary, IPE syllabi, examples of IPE teaching tools, self-reflection from the nominee, excerpts of student work, etc.
- The deadline for nominations is February 22, 2019 at 12 noon.
- Awards presented on HPE Day on April 2, 2019.
Ready to Nominate?
⇒ Use the NOMINATION FORM
Awardees will receive the following: Faculty award of $1,000, student award of $500 (if the winner is a team, the award will be split accordingly); short presentation at HPE Day; invitation to IPE community lunch at HPE Day; and a letter to the awardees’ dean from the Michigan Center for IPE.
Feel free to contact the Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education at IPEcenter@umich.edu