The 2019 Undergraduate Public Health and Global Health Education Summit brought together undergraduate faculty to learn, network and engage with peers. The Summit took place on Wednesday, March 20, in conjunction with the 2019 ASPPH Annual Meeting. Thank you to all attendees, moderators, and presenters for helping to make the summit a tremendous success.
Dr. David Scobey, director, Bringing Theory to Practice, delivered the morning plenary, entitled, Navigating the Storm: Currents of Change and Creativity in Undergraduate Education. Dr. Scobey challenged attendees to consider innovations in education and to steer to more wholistic academic engagement for students.
Dr. Daniel Gerber, associate dean for academic affairs, University of Massachusetts-Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences, moderated the afternoon plenary session, entitled, Accelerating the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning by Undergraduate Faculty, which featured reports on the aims and initial plans for action in 2019 for ASPPH’s Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Task Force working groups: (1) Conceptual Framing, (2) Course and Teacher Evaluations, (3) Institutional Models, Programs, and Policies, and (4) Teaching. Attendees engaged in tabletop discussions and provided input on products and outcomes that would be most beneficial for teaching and for improving student learning in baccalaureate public health.
The Summit also included morning and afternoon concurrent sessions that included topics such as education data, creating high-impact learning experiences beyond the classroom, community college connections, CEPH accreditation, evaluation, integrative curriculum, innovative strategies to promote deeper learning, preparing students for the workforce, critical conversations, and improving writing competency among students.
Mark your calendar for the 2020 Undergraduate Public Health and Global Health Education Summit, March 18. The call for abstracts will be released in the Fall, 2019.