ADEA CCI Spotlight: Fresh Approaches to Assessment for Dental Educators

Dates: Oct 26, 2015
Venue: Noon–1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Webinar, Online

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Summary | Presenters | Recording | Resources | Objectives | CE Information


Summary: 

At the 2015 ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation (CCI) Liaisons Summer Meeting, held in Austin, Texas this past June, the interactive sessions and presentations by the CCI Liaisons focused on assessment—particularly of the new competencies for the general dentist. Two of the meeting’s presentations received such enthusiastic feedback that we’ve invited these speakers to share their insights during October’s Leading Conversations webinar.

The Global Assessment program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine (Pitt SDM) was developed to address unwanted student behavior patterns by providing a platform for clear communication and an opportunity for student learning and success, while legally supporting a sanction process when student behaviors do not change. Jean A. O’Donnell, D.M.D., M.S., and Marnie Oakley, D.M.D., will share Pitt SDM’s successful approach to assessing ethics and professionalism throughout the four years of the predoctoral curriculum.

At the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, Catherine A. Demko, Ph.D., in coordination with her faculty colleagues, developed a four-year strategy to incorporate teaching and assessment of evidence-based decision making skills into didactic, preclinical and clinical education. 

If you have struggled with adopting assessment approaches to the new competencies in preparation for accreditation, or if you’re simply a dental education assessment enthusiast, this is a webinar not to be missed!

More About ADEA CCI Liaisons: The ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental Education (ADEA CCI) Liaisons are a special group of dental education faculty appointed by their deans to be agents of change both within their institutions and the larger dental education community. The ADEA CCI believes that these leaders, through educational programs such as the ADEA CCI Liaisons Summer Meeting, will have the support and foundational knowledge to foster change and innovation. 

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Presenters:

Catherine A. Demko, Ph.D.Catherine A. Demko, Ph.D.,is an Associate Professor in Community Dentistry at the Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Demko teaches the foundational evidence-based (EB) practice course to D1 students, using lecture and problem-based small group learning formats, facilitated by seven dedicated colleagues. She works with faculty to incorporate evidence-based practice skill-building into didactic and preclinical courses, and has conducted faculty and preceptor training to enhance EB practices in the classroom and the clinic. Dr. Demko has also given CDE courses on evidence-based skills to local professional organizations.

 

Jean A. O'Donnell, D.M.D., M.S.Jean A. O'Donnell, D.M.D., M.S.,serves as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. In this capacity, she has served in a variety of roles related to academic integrity and student promotion, including legal proceedings involving faculty and students from the school. As the chair of the predoctoral curriculum committee and with oversight of the predoctoral curriculum, Dr. O'Donnell has extensive experience in competency development and assessment of students. She developed the Global Assessment program at the school with Dr. Marnie Oakley, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs.

 

Marnie Oakley, D.M.D.Marnie Oakley, D.M.D., serves as the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. In this capacity, she has served in a variety of roles related to legal proceedings involving faculty, staff, residents and students from her school. Having served as chair of the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Comprehensive Care for over six years, Dr. Oakley has also had extensive experience in competency development and assessment, to include rubric design and syllabi construction. She developed the Global Assessment program at her school with Dr. Jean O'Donnell, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

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Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the global assessment program developed and implemented at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.
  2. Identify key factors for successfully implementing change in a predoctoral dental program such as a global assessment program.
  3. Describe two assessment strategies for evidence-based decision making skills in didactic and clinical courses, as developed and implemented at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine.
  4. List three activities in faculty development for teaching and assessing evidence-based skills.
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CE Information: 

ADEA will email participant evaluations shortly after the conclusion of the webinar. If you would like to earn continuing education (CE) credit for your participation in “ADEA CCI Spotlight: Fresh Approaches to Assessment for Dental Educators," complete the online evaluation in full on or before December 31, 2015. After completing the evaluation, you will have the opportunity to immediately print and save your CE Verification Form.

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ADEA designates this activity for up to 1.0 continuing education credits.

Continuing education (CE) credit is awarded for participation in individual designated educational sessions.

All speakers agree that neither they nor members of their immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to their presentation.

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