From Clinic to Classroom, a Roadmap for Success: Schedule
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A Faculty Development Workshop for New PT/PTA Faculty:

From Clinic to Classroom: A Road map for Success

June 17-20, 2014

Day 1

7:30-8:00 am

Registration and Breakfast Beverages

8:00-9:15 am

The Journey Begins: Wrong Turns and Shortcuts in an Academic Career
Michael A Pagliarulo and Pamela D Ritzline

Welcome, Introductions with your Challenges and Rewards

9:15-9:30 am


9:30 am-12:30 pm (Includes Break)

What’s My Color… and What’s Yours?
Janet Bezner

The management of human relationships and the appreciation of relating one temperament to another are crucial to success in higher education.  The Color Profile session provides a model for relationships at all levels, as participants will identify their color or personality type and explore the way in which their color spectrum influences their communications and behaviors.

12:30-1:30 pm

Lunch on own

1:30-4:45 pm

Characteristics of Higher Education

1:30-2:45 pm: Institutional Mission, Type, and Structure
Differences of institutions based upon mission, funding, classification and structure

2:45-3:00 pm: Break

3:00-4:15 pm: Faculty Roles, Ranks, and Expectations
Pagliarulo and Ritzline
Roles of faculty, ranks and appointments, workload, and tenure (genesis, expectations and process for tenure & promotion)

4:15-4:45 pm: Resources in Higher Education for PT/PTA Educators
Ritzline and Pagliarulo
Common electronic, print, personnel, and event resources in higher education for PT/PTA educators will be identified and described

4:45-5:00 pm

Take Home Messages:
Pagliarulo and Ritzline

Dinner on Own


Day 2


7:30-8:00 am

Breakfast Beverages

8:00 am-12:30 pm (Includes Breaks)

Instructional Design, Development, and Student Performance Assessment
Maryanne Driscoll and Margaret Plack

Participants will apply a systematic approach to instructional design that considers the characteristics, learning styles, and needs of the learner. Participants will develop objectives, motivational hooks, content boosters and active learning strategies to engage learners and reinforce content. Participants will apply these concepts to their own teaching situations.

12:30-1:30 pm

Roundtable Lunch Discussions Based Upon Positions

1:30-5:00 pm
(Includes Breaks)

Teaching and Learning
Driscoll and Plack

This afternoon is a continuation of Systematic Effective Instruction. Formative and summative strategies of assessment will be discussed. Participants will link assessment to objectives and develop effective rubrics and multiple-choice questions. Participants will have multiple opportunities to integrate theory and application to the assessment process.

5:00-5:15 pm

Take Home Messages
Pagliarulo and Ritzline

Dinner on Own

Day 3


7:30-8:00 am

Breakfast Beverages

8:00-10:00 am

Examples of Technology in Education
Michael Buck

An overview of how technology can be utilized in the classroom to enhance the delivery of course content as well as enhancing student engagement and attaining student learning objectives.

10:00-10:15 am


10:15-11:45 am

Laws, Regulations, and Policies

Legal aspects of higher education including the laws, regulations, and policies that involve students, employees, and the institution

11:45 am-12:45 pm

Roundtable Lunch Discussions Based Upon Institutional Type

12:45-1:45 pm

Managing Student Issues: Behavioral, Academic, Personal

Setting boundaries with students (interruptions, emails, etc), enhancing student professional behavior, and being honest about what you do not know. Addressing student academic and personal issues.

1:45-2:00 pm


2:00-3:30 pm

Martha Hinman

Purpose, types, and process of accreditation especially as pertains to physical therapy education programs. CAPTE Evaluative Criteria as applied to PT and PTA education programs will be included.

3:30-3:45 pm


3:45-5:15 pm
(Includes Break)

Concurrent Sessions for Participants in PT and PTA Education Programs

PTs: Developing and Maintaining a Scholarly Agenda
Martha Hinman

An important aspect of the "academic balancing act" for new faculty  -- understanding the role of scholarship in an academic career. Strategies and tools for efficiently planning and intentionally engaging in scholarly work, work with students, and meeting disciplinary/institutional expectations.

PTAs: Case Studies and Open Q&A Session on Applications in the PTA Environment
Denise Abrams

More in depth application of the content previously presented to the PTA education environment through case studies and an open Q&A session.

5:15-5:30 pm

Take Home Messages
Pagliarulo and Ritzline

6:30-9 pm

Fun and Networking With New Friends

Hike and evening picnic at nearby Buttermilk Falls State Park

Day 4


7:30-8:00 am

Breakfast Beverages

8:00 -9:00 am

How to Thrive, Not Just Survive

Balancing personal and professional lives through stress, time, and conflict management

9:00-9:15 am


9:15 am-12:15 pm (Includes Break)

Building Successful Relationships
Chandra Alston

Today’s faculty member deals with a combination of complexities that make positions in academia more and more stressful. This experiential session will address the following topics from the perspective of a faculty member: negotiation tactics, networking, managing up, dealing with role ambiguity, and how to cope with office politics and power plays.

12:15-1:15 pm

Roundtable Lunch Discussions Based Upon Audience Topics

1:15-2:15 pm

Personnel Assessments

The various aspects of student and faculty assessment including giving and receiving constructive feedback.

2:15-2:30 pm


2:30-3:45 pm

What’s Next: Future of Higher Education, Physical Therapy Education…and Me!
Ritzline and Pagliarulo

This final content session will consider future trends and opportunities in higher education generally and physical therapy education specifically, and then apply workshop content to career growth through a personal faculty development plan.

3:45-4:00 pm

Final Take Home Messages
Pagliarulo and Ritzline  





From Clinic to Classroom: 
A Roadmap for Success
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