Faculty, staff and student instructors sought for Collaborative Practice I

The Office of Interprofessional and Interdisciplinary Education and Research invites faculty, staff and advanced graduate-level students to join an interprofessional team to teach in Collaborative Practice I (CPI), Case Western Reserve’s required interprofessional service learning course for health profession and social work students. 

Get credit for teaching while meeting others on campus, learning interprofessional teamwork skills, and spending time team-teaching topics of interest to you. The teaching opportunities can be tailored to participants’ level of interest and availability. No prior interprofessional teaching experience is required or expected. 

The course is divided into two, interrelated components: 

  • experiential project sessions, in which student teams collaborate with community partners on authentic and meaningful projects focused on health and well-being, and
  • classroom sessions, in which students learn teamwork skills.

We are recruiting faculty, staff and students to join a team of instructors for the classroom sessions. Classes are held Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic. The classes are team taught by faculty, students and community agency staff members from different professions. The time commitment for this role includes meeting with team members a few times before the classes to make iterative improvements in the content. Instructors will teach the same class content in four sessions, one session per Wednesday afternoon, for four consecutive weeks. 

The classroom sessions include: 

  • Team communication skills and empathy for interprofessional service learning,
  • Team development and emotional intelligence,
  • Fostering psychological safety and mitigating implicit bias through inclusion,
  • Deconstructive feedback and structural competency,
  • History of Cleveland and collaborative problem-solving with curiosity,
  • Conflict management through deconstructive feedback,
  • Values and ethics in an interprofessional team,
  • Systems thinking in clinical and community settings, and
  • Roles and responsibilities in an interprofessional clinical team.

If you are interested in teaching in one of these classes or would like to learn more about this opportunity, please contact Kristi Victoroff, DDS, PhD, co-director of Collaborative Practice I, at kaz3@case.edu or Tyler Reimschisel, MD, founding associate provost, at txr181@case.edu