SIFD Key Program Offerings

8th ASCO Summer Institute for Faculty Development (SIFD)

Sunday, July 14 – Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Fort Worth, Texas
Alcon Headquarters

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Institute goals:
  • Provide participants with an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to enhance their success in an optometric academic environment as career-long, productive faculty members.
  • Contribute to increased retention of faculty in the schools and colleges of optometry. The SIFD represents a major initiative by ASCO to address its strategic priority for “Faculty Promotion and Development.”
Targeted participants:

Colleagues who have been full time faculty members for greater than 2 years but less than 10 are the targeted participants. Approximately 45 total participants are anticipated. Each institution is assured of at least one faculty member participating, and that individual may be designated by the President/Dean. Other interested faculty members may complete the application process; all applicants must be approved by the institution’s President/Dean or their designee.

Participant application process:

The application period runs from September to November. Applicants will be required to submit an application, short biography, head shot, and CV (in a format preferred by their institution for promotion and tenure purposes). Materials will be reviewed and selected by representatives from the SIFD program committee.

Those accepted into the program commit to participate in a variety of pre- and post-Institute program activities.

Funding:

ASCO and multiple corporate sponsors have generously supported the SIFD; thus, the hotel and most of the meal functions are funded for participants. The schools and colleges are asked to fund the airfare, ground transportation, incidentals, and registration fee for all participants.

Three specific areas will be addressed:

1) Teaching and Learning,
2) Scholarship, and
3) Academic Culture

Keynote speakers and program facilitators will present topical areas for discussion. Formal presentations, workshops, small group discussions, and shared activities will comprise the Institute. Each attendee will develop a long-term career plan with specific goals, objectives and action strategies. Attendees will be mentored in this process by the program faculty and other attendees. The impact of the program upon each participant will be evaluated both at the conclusion of the program and over the ensuing year. Participation on the longer term outcome assessment is an obligation of all attendees.

Registration Fees: 

  Active Members

(US and Puerto Rico)

Associate Members

(Canadian)

Affiliate Members

(International)

First Participant $285 $285 $1,425
Second Participant $285 $1,425 $1,425
Third or more Participants $1,425 $1,425 $1,425


Three specific areas will be addressed:

1) Teaching and Learning,
2) Scholarship, and
3) Academic Culture.

Keynote speakers and program facilitators will present topical areas for discussion. Formal presentations, workshops, small group discussions, and shared activities will comprise the Institute. Each attendee will develop a long-term career plan with specific goals, objectives and action strategies. Attendees will be mentored in this process by the program faculty and other attendees. The impact of the program upon each participant will be evaluated both at the conclusion of the program and over the ensuing year. Participation on the longer term outcome assessment is an obligation of all attendees.

Schedule:

Pre- and Post-Institute Webinars

Selected participants should be prepared to participate in pre- and post-Institute webinars. The schedule is still developing; however, at a minimum, the webinar listed below will be held prior to the program.

  • Syllabus and Course Development
  • Importance of course syllabus
  • How to construct syllabus
  • Writing student learning objectives
  • Blooms adapted learning objectives
  • Developing course to meet lecture hrs for credit/lab

Summer Institute for Faculty Development

Sunday, July 14

  • Registration (4:00pm)
  • Dinner (5:00pm)
  • Keynote Address
  • Review Schedule and Framework
  • Group Introductions

Monday, July 15: Academic Culture & Scholarship

  • Finding Your Path in Academia (Panel)
  • Academic Culture
  • Clinical track versus tenure track
  • Private school versus public school
  • Promotion
  • Governance
  • Publishing
  • Determine your audience
  • Impact factor
  • Citations
  • Writing tips
  • Submitting manuscripts
  • Review process
  • Responding to reviews
  • Timeline
  • Reviewing manuscripts
  • Research
  • Building a Research Question
  • What is IRB?
  • Participant-Mentor Program Meetings

Tuesday, July 16: Teaching and Assessment

  • Using Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL)
  • Examine the POGIL framework and become familiar with the research literature that is relevant to graduate education
  • Experience first-hand and develop ideas for using POGIL in your class
  • Advancing Learning in Clinical Settings
  • Explore key elements of effective precepting, including strategies for understanding students’ expectations and clarifying your own, building rapport with your students, and working with diverse individuals.
  • Identify techniques for enhancing your students’ abilities to use critical-thinking and problem-solving skills to apply prior learning and new information when performing successful differential diagnoses.
  • Practice tactics for giving students rich feedback to further advance their learning.
  • Developing and Delivering Effective Presentations
  • How to get in CE circuit
  • How to entice participants
  • How to make the presentation clear
  • How to Write Effective MCQs

Test Construction and Item Analysis

  • Proper construction of MCQ
  • Create MCQ that target different cognitive levels
  • Common flaws in construction of MCQ
  • How to recognize a “good, poor performing, etc” MCQ item
  • Specific examples
  • Quality assurance for MCQ
  • Participant-Mentor Program Meetings

Wednesday, July 17: Promotion and Tenure

  • How to Build the Dossier
  • Timeline in preparation
  • Importance of writing the narrative
  • What should and should not be included as evidence
  • Who to list as references and why
  • Mock Tenure and Promotion Panel Discussion: Review of Fictitious CVs
  • Break-out Group Discussions: Suggestions to Enhance Your CV and Scholarly Portfolio
  • Participant-Mentor Program Meetings
  • Closing Reception