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TBLC – Call for Grant Proposals – Deadline 12/1!

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) wishes to support and encourage research and scholarship in Team-Based Learning (TBL), and therefore announces the 2018 research grant program.

All TBLC members of at least two years are eligible to submit a grant proposal. Preference will be given to new projects and must be relevant to the mission of TBLC. The results of funded projects must be presented at a future TBLC meeting. The initial funding award will be announced via email, and at the 2018 TBLC meeting

Nominations are to be submitted to Danielle Inscoe (danielle@tblcadmin.org) via email by December 1, 2017. You can find more information on grant proposal submission here.

TBLC – Reminder Best Paper Award Nominations – Due 10/15

As a reminder, the TBLC is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Best Paper Awards. Nominations are to be submitted to Danielle Inscoe (danielle@tblcadmin.org) via email by October 15, 2017. TBLC will award two awards in the following categories:

  • Best Scholarship paper (systematic, literature or integrative review; theoretical framework; methodological; or discussion)
  • Best Research paper (primary research assessing TBL components, processes or outcomes, or establishing best practices; quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods)

Articles nominated for this award must have been published in a peer reviewed journal in the last two calendar years (2015 or 2016), be consistent with the entire TBL process, and align with the mission of the TBLC. At least one author must be a member of the TBLC and one author must be registered to attend the 2018 TBLC meeting to accept the award.

You can download the instructions for nominations here.

Announcing the TBLC Asia Pacific Coalition

I am pleased to announce the approval of the TBLC Asia Pacific Coalition by the Steering Committee at our September meeting. The interest in creating the Asia Pacific Coalition from our TBLC colleagues in that region and the support of this proposal by the Steering Committee emphasizes the global spread of TBL and the interest of the TBLC leadership in supporting TBL throughout the world.

The Asia Pacific Coalition came into existence through the leadership of Dr. Sandy Cook, Senior Associate Dean and Professor, DUKE-NUS (National University of Singapore) Medical School. Sandy’s leadership in TBL implementation and faculty development is extensive and well-known to many TBLC members, and the Steering Committee is grateful to Sandy for her leadership in founding the Asia Pacific Coalition. In addition to Sandy, who will chair the coalition, 16 TBLC colleagues from the region will join her as members of the various committees within the Asia Pacific Coalition. The growth of TBL in the Asia Pacific region has been tremendous and the creation of this coalition will further fulfill the region’s need for support of TBL practitioners.

The Asia Pacific Coalition joins the European TBL Community (ETBLC) as our second official regional community of TBL practitioners. I am proud of the efforts of the TBLC leadership and JulNet, our management company, to support these international interests in TBL. Please know we remain committed to the global support of TBL and welcome your input as we continue down this path. On behalf of the TBLC Steering Committee, I extend a warm welcome to our new Asia Pacific Coalition.

Michael Nelson
TBLC President

Featured Module: Drug Discovery and Classification

This month’s featured module is “Drug Discovery and Classification.” The module was developed by Dr. Michael Nelson, reviewed, and published to the Resource Bank in the fall of 2015. The “Drug Discovery and Classification” module was designed as the first module for a class serving as an introduction to the basic and pharmaceutical sciences (physiology, pathophysiology, immunology, biochemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, medicinal chemistry) in a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) curriculum.

The module focuses on 9 learning goals. The learning goals are:

  1. Provide a definition for “drug” and “pharmacognosy”
  2. Describe characteristics used to classify drugs into drug families
  3. Distinguish between traditional small molecule drugs and macromolecule drugs
  4. Describe the differences among natural, semi-synthetic, and synthetic drugs
  5. Identify sources of drug discovery
  6. Describe methods by which drugs are discovered or designed
  7. Describe the difference between a generic and brand (trade) drug name
  8. When given two or more generic drug names, predict which drugs are within the same drug class
  9. Apply concepts of drug discovery and classification to describe a new drug entity

The “Drug Discovery and Classification” module includes a 5 question RAT and 1 Application Exercise.

This module and many more can be found in the TBLC Resource Bank. Click here to log in to the Member’s Site.

Did you know that you can submit your own module to be peer reviewed by fellow TBLC members and included in the TBLC Resource Bank? Click here to download the Resource Bank submission form and e-mail it to resources@tblcadmin.org.

Last chance to register for the 2017 TBLC Regional Workshop – September 30th

Time is running out if you’d like to register for the 2017 TBLC Regional Workshop in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, September 30th. Amy Lin, Abbas Hyderi, and Hugh Clements-Jewery will be presenting.

This all day session will offer 2 workshops:

TBL 101

This is the single best introduction to TBL. It is conducted in a TBL format, participants must prepare ahead, take an IRAT, and engage actively with their assigned team members. The structure, process, and essential characteristics of an effective TBL module are emphasized.

Creating an Effective TBL Module

This workshop is for educators who have completed the introductory workshop on Team-Based Learning™ – TBL 101. The entire workshop is conducted in a TBL format and there is an advance assignment.

To register today, please click here. We look forward to seeing you there!

TBLC – Call for Best Paper Award Nominations – Due 10/15

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) wishes to recognize excellence and innovation in advancing Team-Based Learning (TBL) through research and scholarly publications, and therefore announces the 2018 Best Paper Awards. TBLC will award two awards in the following categories:

  • Best Scholarship paper (systematic, literature or integrative review; theoretical framework; methodological; or discussion)
  • Best Research paper (primary research assessing TBL components, processes or outcomes, or establishing best practices; quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods)

Articles nominated for this award must have been published in a peer reviewed journal in the last two calendar years (2015 or 2016), be consistent with the entire TBL process, and align with the mission of the TBLC. At least one author must be a member of the TBLC and one author must be registered to attend the 2018 TBLC meeting to accept the award.

Nominations are to be submitted to Danielle Inscoe (danielle@tblcadmin.org) via email by October 15, 2017. You can download the instructions for nominations here.

TBLC Editorial Board Committee Update

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) would like to offer information and updates on all the committees that help to make TBLC an effective organization. This month, we’d like to present our Editorial Board and what it does for the Collaborative.

The TBLC Editorial Board facilitates the peer-review and publication of TBL modules submitted by the TBLC membership. The Editorial Board executive editor, Bonny Dickinson, PhD (Western Michigan University Homer Stryker, MD School of Medicine), associate editor, Lindsay Davidson, MD (Queens University School of Medicine), and TBLC Account Manager Danielle Inscoe (JulNet Solutions, LLC) work with reviewers and authors to publish peer-reviewed TBL modules to the TBLC resource bank. There are currently 70 ready-to-use TBL modules in the resource bank in the fields of business, management, health disciplines, basic science, history, and English literature. Modules are contributed by faculty from schools of medicine, schools of pharmacy, and colleges and universities. Nearly 50 TBLC members have contributed to the resource bank by serving as module reviewers.

We invite you to submit your TBL modules to the resource bank, serve a reviewer for the bank, and to access materials published to the TBLC resource bank on the TBLC website at http://www.teambasedlearning.org/tblc-resource-bank/.

We’d like to extend a sincere thank you to our 44 current reviewers for all of their hard work. If you have an interest in serving as a reviewer for the resource bank or would like more information about the resource bank and the editorial board, please contact Danielle Inscoe (TBLC Account Manager) at Danielle@tblcadmin.org.

TBLC 2018 – Last Chance to Submit Poster & Oral Abstracts – Due September 15!

The deadline for poster and oral abstract submission is quickly drawing near! As a reminder, TBLC is currently inviting submissions of abstracts for presentation at the 17th Annual TBLC Meeting in San Diego, California from March 1-3, 2018.

Click here to submit your poster abstractPlease note: If this is the first time you are accessing this site, you will need to create a new user profile. The deadline for submission is September 15, 2017.

If you have any questions about the submission process, please let us know at support@tblcadmin.org.

TBLC Regional Workshop Hotel Information

The 2017 TBLC Regional Workshop in Chicago, Illinois is right around the corner! The cutoff date for hotel reservations at the Chicago O’Hare Hilton is Friday, September 15th. The special room rate for TBLC attendees is $119.00.

After Friday, September 15, the hotel cannot guarantee a room for our Regional Workshop attendees, so please be sure to book your room before the cut off!

To make your hotel reservations online, please click here.

It’s not too late to register for the Regional Workshop! Spaces are filling fast, so please be sure to register now if you’re considering coming to guarantee your space! To register today or for more information on the workshops offered, please click here.

If you have any questions, please let us know at support@tblcadmin.org

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

TBLC – Call for Members in the News Submissions – Deadline September 20

The next issue of the electronic membership newsletter of the Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) will be published in October. The purpose of this newsletter is to connect the TBLC membership with information, opportunities, resources, and each other.

We are very pleased to dedicate one section of this newsletter to recognize the professional accomplishments of our members but we need your help! Have you received awards or promotions, landed a great new job, or published an article or research in the last year? We would like to know about it and celebrate your accomplishments in our newsletter!

Please submit your news online here for inclusion in the next edition. Sorry, we can only include professional accomplishments in the newsletter, but welcome you to share your personal news on the TBLC Facebook page!

Deadline: September 20, 2017