As an addition to the Annual Meeting program, we are offering three skill-building workshops for faculty on Wednesday, March 7. Attendees must register in advance for the workshops, please review the registration details and fees.
Igniting PHIRE: Building Capacity for Public Health Institutional Research and Effectiveness (SBW1)
Building capacity in Public Health Institutional Research and Effectiveness (PHIRE) within schools and programs of public health boosts data-informed decisions and planning around such topics as admissions, degree planning, faculty resources, salary comparisons, strategic planning, and more. The ASPPH Data Center in collaboration with the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) presents this workshop on forming a cohesive strategy in the collection, analysis, interpretation, and communication of data. The workshop will present: what is a PHIRE strategy, what skills and resources are needed, case studies for developing PHIRE capacity, and steps for developing a PHIRE workplan.
Teaching Writing for Public Health: What Do We Value? (SBW2)
The practice of public health demands an array of written communication skills. How to teach writing as a foundation for lifelong practice in public health is a challenge. This 3.5-hour workshop for public health faculty has two goals:
- To help participants identify the characteristics of effective writing for public health.
- To help participants develop their own capacity to teach students to write.
Emphasizing professional writing for both professional and public audiences, the workshop invites participants to discover and apply what they value about writing for public health.
Experiential Case-based Teaching: Why, When, and How to Lead Cases Discussions in Education for Public Health (SBW3)
While lecturing will always have its place in public health academe, case-based education is not only valued by both students and their future employers, it is grounded in science-based methods. Faculty who wish to update their teaching toolkit for enhancing student learning will want to join this experiential workshop in which participants will simulate both the instructor and student roles in case-based instruction. Participants will emerge from the workshop with a deeper understanding of the skills required to lead case discussions and how to adapt these skills to their unique educational settings.
In advance of the workshop, participants will receive two short cases requiring review and thinking about preparatory questions provided with the case. The assignment should take approximately one hour of time and must be completed before the workshop as it will greatly benefit participants.