Teaching Academy

Brown Bag Discussions

Brown Bag discussions are designed to explore and disseminate best practices for helping educators teach students effectively and efficiently in both classroom and clinical environment. Brown bags also include a CVM “Journal Club” whose goals are to cooperatively explore the literature on teaching and learning, disseminate knowledge and ideas to teaching faculty, and thereby foster experimentation and innovation in the curriculum. Below are a list of past discussions that the Teaching Academy has hosted: 

January 30, 2019
Drs. Valerie Russo and Bethany Colaprete
The Landscape of Student Anxiety and what can be done about it
Recorded Presentation
January 16, 2019
Drs. Valerie Russo and Bethany Colaprete
The Landscape of Student Anxiety: Why students are so anxious and why generational differences may be a factor
Recorded Presentation
November 28, 2018
Dr. Susan Matthew
Competency-Based Veterinary Education: A Framework and Resources
November 7, 2018
Dr. Phil Mixter
Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement
October 5, 2018
Dr. Jennifer Lebeau
Designing Effective Questions
May 8, 2018
Drs. Erika Offerdahl and Andy Cavagnetto
Educational Research Grant Presentation: Put up your dukes: Investigating best practices for preparing students for scientific argumentation
April 27, 2018
Drs. Steve Hines & Steve Martinez
CVM Faculty Town hall in April - Student focus groups- classroom attendance
March 29, 2018
Dr. Steve Hines
Debriefing of Science of Learning Workshop
March 6, 2018
Guest Speaker: Stith Keiser
Professional Development Curriculum: Equipping the next generation of veterinarians for success and wellness
Feb. 15, 2018
Dr. Steve Hines
Documenting your Teaching and Teaching Impact
Handouts: Inventory - INVENTORY - Educators CVWorksheet - Educators CVPowerPoint Presentation - Documenting your teaching
Jan. 31, 2018
Guest Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Vandevord
AOI – Supporting Effective Teaching at WSU
Jan. 24, 2018
Mary Packer
Panopto - Lecture capture system
Nov. 29, 2017
Drs. Johanna Rigas, Diane Bimczok, Jennifer Slovak, Roberta OConnor, Kyle Taylor, and Chrissy Echstrand
The VETS Experience – First-hand account of this summer’s program
Nov. 8, 2017
Dr. Deb Sellon
Bright Spot: Importance of the VTH and caseload in our DVM program
Oct. 24, 2017
Dr. Lisa Gloss
Bright Spot: Perusall: the power of community to engage students with reading assignments
Oct. 6, 2017
Dr. Cynthia Faux
Bright Spot: Veterinary Disaster Planning and Preparedness Course
Sept 28, 2017
Dr. Bill Davis and Josh Premo
ERG Presentation: Fostering Increased Scientific Collaboration
Sept 15, 2017
Dr. Julie Cary
An Update on the Clinical Simulation Center—Challenges and Opportunities
Aug. 30, 2017
Drs. Steve Lampa, Phil Mixter, and Steve Hines
Regional Teaching Academy Initiatives
Aug. 8, 2017
Drs. Steve Lampa and Patrick Wilson
A Mobile Audience Response System and Platform for Student Engagement – Top Hat
May 25, 2017
Guest Speaker Dr. Kelly Ward
Scholarship of Engagement: Connecting Teaching, Research, and Service
May 3, 2017
Drs. Steve Lampa and Rachel Halsey
Summer Teacher Tool Kit Presentation
April 27, 2017
Drs. Jane Wardrop, Jillian Haines, Linda Martin, Tandi Ngwenyama, Kira Carbonneau, and Chris Lindberg
Educational Research Grant Presentation: Educating Veterinary Students in an Intensive Care Unit about Transfusion Reactions: Development and Impact of a Formal Learning Module
April 21, 2017
Drs. Steve Lampa and Samantha Gizerian
Veterinary Educator Teaching and Scholarship (VETS) Program
April 5, 2017
Guest Speakers Drs. Brenda Bray and Connie Remsberg
Assessment & Teaching
March 24, 2017
Guest Speaker Dr. Kumar
Technology enabled transition from knowledge based "Passive Learning" to competency based "Active Learning"
March 23, 2017
Guest Speaker Dr. Marilyne Stains
Capturing instructional practices in the chemistry classrooms and laboratories: New research-based tools to address both instructors’ and researchers’ needs
Feb. 10, 2017
Dr. Julie Noyes
Preparing to be Educators
Jan 25, 2017
Drs. Phil Mixter & Rachel Halsey
Mentor Commons & How Can I Improve My PowerPoint Presentation Skills?
Jan 13, 2017
Dr. Phil Mixter
Overview of the CVM Peer Observation of Teaching Program
Dec 6, 2016
Drs. Pamela Lee and Jennifer Slovak
Clinical Teaching Learning Community – Reaching New Goals!
Nov 29, 2016
John Manwaring and Bradley Dark
Active Learning TECHNOLOGY - The Mobile Technology Test Kitchen
Oct 26, 2016
Drs. Kathy Ruby, Valerie Russo, and Bethany Colaprete
The Status of Mental Health in Veterinary Medicine: Let’s Explore Solutions
Oct 18, 2016
Dr. Linda Martin and Rene Scalf
Elevating Veterinary Technicians as Teachers
Sept 27, 2016
Drs. Pamela Lee, Pete Meghan, and Rance Sellon
Awarding Winning CVM Teaching Faculty: panel discussion
Sept 23, 2016
Drs. Steve Lampa and Rachel Halsey
Summer Journal Club Review & What is Perusall?
Aug 31, 2016
Drs. Phyllis Erdman and Phil Mixter
WSU’s Culture of Academic Integrity: An Update
Aug 10, 2016
Drs. Leslie Sprunger and Steve Lampa
Top Hat: a cloud-based ‘clicker’ platform
Aug 4, 2016
Chris Lindberg
Technology Workshop Series -Assessments 2: Deploying Exams
July 28, 2016
Chris Lindberg
Technology Workshop Series -Assessments 1: Building Exams and Importing Test Questions
July 21, 2016
Chris Lindberg
Technology Workshop Series -Orientation To Blackboard: Interface & Work Flow Strategies
June 30, 2016
Chris Lindberg
Technology Workshop Series -Advanced Blackboard Topics: Groups and Online Collaboration Tools
June 23, 2016
Chris Lindberg
Technology Workshop Series - Organizing Courses To Enhance Learning - Best Practices
June 16, 2016
Chris Lindberg
Technology Workshop Series - Panopto Advanced Topics: Editing, Organizing and Recording
June 9, 2016
Chris Lindberg
Technology Workshop Series - Using Surveys/Polls and Rubrics in Blackboard
June 7, 2016
Drs. Leslie Sprunger & Steve Lampai
Top Hat: a cloud-based ‘clicker’ platform”
June 2, 2016
Dr. Susan Matthew & Guest Speaker Dr. Sanaa Zaki
Come meet PABLO - Blackboard learning resource presentation and demonstration
May 20, 2016
Chris Lindberg
Technology Workshop Series - Using Data To Improve Teaching
May 19, 2016
Dr. Rob Keegan
ERG Presentation - Retention… there’s an App for that?
May 19, 2016
Drs. Steve Lampa & Rachel Halsey
Summer Journal Club Informational Meeting
May 10, 2016
College of Nursing: Drs. Kenn Daratha, Phyllis Eide, Daryl DuVall, & Celestina Barbosa-Leiker
Distance Education - lessons learned
April 28, 2016
Guest Speaker: Dr. John Cohen
The 7 Essential Things You Need to Do to Give a Dynamite Talk - video
April 28, 2016
Guest Speaker: Dr. John Cohen
Can Students Actually Learn in a Lecture? - video
April 13/15, 2016
Faculty Development: Drs. Steve Hines & Phil Mixter
Documenting Your Teaching for Annual Review AND Promotion
April 13/15, 2016
Faculty Development: Drs. Steve Hines & Phil Mixter
Documenting Your Teaching for Annual Review AND Promotion
April 12, 2016
CVM Student Focus Group
CVM Student Focus Group Report – Year 1: Animal Handling & Orientation (VM586)
April 6, 2016
Drs. Samantha Gizerian, Phil Mixter, & Steve Lampa
Active Learning: What is it and what’s in it for me?
March 31, 2016
Faculty Development: Dr. Steve Hines
Student evaluations of teaching: Part 2 – Using student comments to document and improve our teaching
March 25, 2016
Guest Speaker Dr. Eric Mazur is a leader in the active learning field
Public Lecture: Confessions of a Converted Lecturer - to view the recorded seminar click here
March 21/24, 2016
Dr. Steve Hines
Faculty Development: Student evaluations of teaching: Part 1 - What do they mean?
March 10, 2016
Dr. William Dernell and Blake Baker
Discussion: Using Online Case Simulation to Assess DVM Students Clinical Skills: Showcasing the CPE Exam
February 18, 2016
Drs. Leslie Sprunger and Cynthia Faux
Bright Spot: Team-Based Learning: Workshop report and initial experiences - Resource Team Based Learning Collaborative website; IAMSE Manuals; MedEd portal
February 8, 2016
Dr Martin Smith
Guest Speaker Seminar: BECOMING A BETTER TEACHER: “Building your capacity as an educator by using evidence-based professional development strategies.- website
February 8, 2016
Dr Martin Smith
Guest Speaker Seminar: Evidence-based approach to developing courses/curricula - website
December 10, 2015
Dr Bill Davis
Teaching Academy Learning Community Showcase: Metacognition
December 3, 2015
Dr Samantha Gizerian
Teaching Academy Learning Community Showcase: Active Learning
November 13, 2015
Drs. Gary Haldorson and Dharani Ajithdoss
Teaching Academy Learning Community Showcase: TBL and Clinical Teaching
November 9, 2015
Drs. Phil Mixter & Briana Morrison
Teaching Academy Learning Community Showcase: Peer Observation and Learning Assessment
October 2, 2015
Chris Lindberg
Exam Building And Deployment in Blackboard
September 30, 2015
Dr. Phil Mixter
Teaching with Tech and Future Trends
September 21, 2015
Chris Lindberg
Exam Deployment in Blackboard
September 17, 2015
Chris Lindberg
Exam Building in Blackboard
September 11, 2015
Drs. Robert and Elizabeth Bjork
Discussion with the CVM Teaching Academy - Website
Aug 27, 2015
Chris Lindberg
Orientation - Panopto – The NEW Lecture Capturing System
Aug 19, 2015
Chris Lindberg
B5: Assessments 3: Exam writing
July 22, 2015
Chris Lindberg
B5: Assessments 2: Deploying Exams (cont.), Item Analyses and Grade Center
July 8, 2015
Chris Lindberg
B5: Assessments 1: Building and Deploying Exams, incl. Importing Test Questions
July 2, 2015
Dr. Phil Mixter
Town Hall Meeting and Open Forum about the Learning Communities
June 24, 2015
Chris Lindberg
Black Board training series #2: A Closer look at the Blackboard Interface & Work Flow Strategies
online tutorial - Orientation To Blackboard
June 10, 2015
Chris Lindberg
Black Board training series #1: Introduction and Orientation to Blackboard
online tutorial - Orientation To Blackboard
May 26, 2015
Dr. Rob Keegan and Scott Bullers
Bright Spot: Using a Mobile App to Stimulate Student Learning
April 20, 2015
Drs. Susan Wang and Phil Mixter
TA Educational Research Grant Report
April 8, 2015
Chris Lindberg
Getting To Know Blackboard Learn, An Introduction to Blackboard Learn and Quiz Building - Additional Resource Handout
March 26, 2015
Dr. Julie Cary
Simulation in Veterinary Medical Education. . . why and how?
March 4, 2015
CVM Student Focus group: Hayley Ball and Susanna Perenboom
How to increase the completion of teaching evaluations
Feb 25, 2015
Dr. Samantha Gizerian
Lessons from the FUN Workshop: Using the CREATE method to bring primary literature into the classroom
Feb 6, 2015
Dr. Phil Mixter
Learning Communities Forum
Jan. 20, 2015
Drs. Steve Hines and Phil Mixter
CVM Teaching Academy Town Hall
Oct. 7, 2014
Dr. Meredyth Goodwin, Director, Access Center; Dr. Chris Chapman, Ph.D., and Anne LaFrance, LMHC
Testing Accommodations: Providing Access to a Level Playing Field
Oct 2, 2014
Dr. Drs. Bill Davis and Patrick Wilson
Report:1. The Mobile Teaching Institute: A New Model for Institutional Change? & 2. Bringing it home from Boston: Teaching Professor Conference 2014
May 20, 2014
Dr. Holly Bender
The Diagnostic Pathfinder and ThinkSpace: Case based, open source tools to help students learn the diagnostic process
April 23, 2014
Drs. Julie Cary, Phil Mixter, Kathy Ruby and Phyllis Erdman
Reporting on the progress of the CVM Educational Research Grants. For further information, click here.
April 18, 2014
Updates on innovations under way for student success at WSU
March 27, 2014
Drs. Lynne Nelson and Steve Hines
Town Hall Discussion: Academic Standards – the role of individual faculty and/or courses
February 20, 2014
Dr. Lynne Nelson
How to introduce clinics and clinicalconcepts to students? What is the best progression for the course VM 598-Intro to Clinics?
January 22, 2014
Drs. Kathy Ruby and Anne LaFrance
Helping Introverts (WSU CVM Faculty and Students) Thrive in an Extraverted Environment
January 17, 2014
Dr. Amy Siegesmund
November 18, 2013
Elizabeth Carney and Kimberly Greene
"Good Enough" Program Assessment
November 6, 2013
Dr. Julie Stanton
Learning to code for education research: a bench-trained scientist's entry into qualitative analysis
October 24, 2013
Dr. Steve Hines
Town Hall: CVM Teaching Academy Town Hall: (a) Where have we been? (b) Where are we going? and (c) How do we get there?
October 3, 2013
Dr. Gary Haldoroson
Towards Making Exams a Learning Experience: The Collaborative 3 Step Exam
Sept. 12, 2013
WSU CVM Teaching Academy Fellows
The Teaching Academy Goes Regional!
Sept. 4, 2013
Dr. Phil Mixter
Taking Cues from the National Level (Report from the 2013 ASM CUE Educational Conference)
July 15, 2013
Dr. William Davis
PULSE - Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education - PULSE Community website
May 17, 2013
Drs. Steve Hines and India Lane
Video Conference Discussion: Master Teacher Program/Teaching Academy Joint Session - The University of Tennessee/Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
April 25, 2013
Drs. Julie Cary and Robert Keegan
Discussion: Increased student numbers, more rigorous outcomes assessment, limited resources, and the need to train marketable graduates: Is a Simulation and Technical Skills Learning Center an answer?
March 29, 2013
Dr. Kathy Ruby
Discussion: The Perception of “The bullying culture of medical school” - Where does it come from, and what can we do about it?
February 22, 2013
Drs. Brian French and Olusola Adesope
Bright Spots: "Research from the College of Education - Searching for Test Bias and Advancing Teaching, Learning, and Cognition through a Meta-Analytical Approach"
February 4, 2013
Drs. Phil Mixter, John Nilson, and Julie Stanton)
Experiments in Teaching: "Flipped for the First Time or for the Long Haul: Active Learning in Large Lectures"
February 1, 2013
Kimi Ross (Class ’16) and Lauren Genow (Class ’14)
Resident Seminar: "Working with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing individuals in Clinical Veterinary Medicine"
January 30, 2013
Dr. Lynne Nelson
Discussion: "Thoughts and Experiences with “Flipping the Classroom"
January 15, 2013
Dr. Julie Stanton
Discussion: "Taking the First Steps Towards Education Research"
December 6, 2012
Donna Scott
Discussion: "When Life Impacts learning"
November 9, 2012
Dr. Steve Hines and Colleagues
Discussion: "Working Together: Report on a 15+ year effort to integrate a semester in the DVM curriculum"
October 19, 2012
Dr. Steve Hines
Discussion: "General Meeting of the CVM Teaching Academy"
October 3, 2012
Dr. Robert Keegan and Surgery Skills Research Group
Report: "Report on the 2012 INVEST Conference"
September 26, 2012
Dr. John Gay
Discussion: "Student Skill Mastery"
September 5, 2012
Dr. Danielle Nelson, Dr. Lynne Nelson, and Dr. Bonnie Campbell
Report: "From the 2012 Veterinary Educator Collaborative Meeting"
August 20, 2012
Dr. Guy Westhoff and Dr. Leslie Sprunger
Discussion: "Classroom Technology Discussion"
August 10, 2012
Dr. Terry McElwain
Discussion: "Policy on Interactions with Industry in the Educational Setting."
July 25, 2012
Dr. Phil Mixter
Discussion: "From the 2012 American Society for Microbiology Committee on Undergraduate Education"
June 20, 2012
Dr. Cheryl Dhein
Discussion: "An overview of WSU’s web conference software: Blackboard Collaborate."
May 22, 2012
Discussion: "Problem Focused Medicine Electives"
May 2, 2012
Dr. Sunshine Lahmers
Discussion: "Vertical integration of the cardiovascular system: An update and potential model for other V.I. groups"
April 2, 2012
Dr. Chris Schneider
Discussion: "A Case Report: The use of Experiential Learning in Veterinary Education"
March 29, 2012
Dean Dr. Bryan Slinker
Discussion: "Dean Slinker will briefly share his thoughts regarding the progress of the CVM Teaching Academy thus far, and what he sees as current and future challenges."
Feb. 22, 2012
Dr. Samantha Gizerian
Discussion: "Developing goals and objectives for your course WITHOUT making your head explode."
Feb. 8, 2012
Dr. Steve Hines
Discussion: "Active Learning: Post-workshop discussion of Diane O'Dowd Visit to WSU"
Jan. 26, 2012
Dr. Richard DeBowes, Dr. Suzanne Kurtz, and Dr. Julie Cary
Bright Spot Discussion: “Integration of Clinical Communication into the WSU CVM Training Program”
Dec. 9, 2011
Dr. Katrina Mealey
Discussion: Pharmacology - What should the 'entry-level' practitioner know?
Dec. 2, 2011
Dr. John Wenz
Discussion: Teaching component skills of clinical problem solving
-How to make our 4th year students as good as those from other schools after they have done an internship and our graduates better than those from other schools after practicing for 6 months."
Sept. 19, 2011
Session #1
Summer Book Club - How Learning Works" SA Ambrose, et al
- Summary & Presentation on "How my ideas on teaching have changed"
Sept. 30, 2011
Session #2
Summer Book Club - How Learning Works" SA Ambrose, et al
- Summary & Presentation on "How my ideas on teaching have changed"
June 10, 2011
Dr. Phil Mixter
Report: From the American Society for Microbiology Committee on Undergraduate Education (ASMCUE)
- ASMCUE website and Meeting highlights
April 8, 2011
Dr. Doug Jasmer and Gary Brown
Forum: The WSU CVM Clinical Proficiency Exam (CPE)
- Assessment of clinical competencies to use for determining success of students in a program, teaching and learning, an integral component of curriculum development and for accreditation.
March 10, 2011
Dr. Rob Keegan
Bright Spots: Use of dynamic, screen-based simulations to foster active learning in an anesthesia course
Feb. 18, 2011
Dr. Steve Parish
Journal Club: Tracking in DVM Curricula
- References: Klosterman paper part 1 and part 2
Jan. 28, 2011
Dr. Steve Simasko
Bright Spots: Teaching and Reinforcing Quantitative Skills/Reasoning Throughout the DVM Curriculum
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