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TBLC – Educational Development Committee Activities Update

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) would like to offer information and updates on all of the committees that help make the TBLC what it is. This month, we’d like to present our Educational Development Committee and describe what it does for the organization.

The Educational Development Committee (EDC) is responsible for obtaining, evaluating, developing, and disseminating TBL best practices and materials about TBL for use by the TBLC membership. This includes the evaluation of materials used for the “TBL 101” and “Designing an Effective TBL Module” pre-conference workshops ahead of the Annual TBLC and IAMSE Meetings, as well as TBLC-sponsored regional fly-in workshops each fall. Over the past two years, the EDC has been building a repository of materials used to meet the objectives of these workshops and identifying TBLC Certified Trainer-Consultants to facilitate these sessions.

Additionally, at each Annual TBLC Meeting, the EDC reviews the poster session research to identify presenters who are willing to author a “TBL Tip” for inclusion in the TBLC Newsletter. The committee specifically looks for content it considers to be of general interest to the TBLC membership and works with the authors to distill and format their work. Typically 3-4 “TBL Tips” are published annually.

If you have any questions about the Educational Development Committee or its role in supporting the TBLC, please contact Danielle Inscoe (TBLC Account Manager) at Danielle@tblcadmin.org.

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 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

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 – 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

How to Connect with the TBLC Admin Team

To better support your membership needs, it may be helpful to know the members of the TBLC Admin Team and what they do for the Collaborative.

Julie K. Hewett, CMP, CAE
Association Manager

Julie has been supporting TBLC for over 8 years in many different ways. Currently, she is responsible for Board and Committee support and conference management. Julie will continue to oversee the rest of the management team to support the overall needs of the Association.

Danielle Inscoe
Account Manager, Membership Support

Danielle’s role with TBLC will be as the first point of member contact whether by phone or email. She will be helping to manage the day-to-day operations of the Collaborative and will be available to answer questions regarding memberships and upcoming Association activities. Danielle manages the social media aspect of TBLC. She helps create posts to get the word out about what goes on within the organization. Danielle also ensures the website for TBLC is always up to date while also helping get new content posted as it becomes available.

Brandi Hinkle and Amoritia Strogen-Hewett

Although Brandi and Amoritia are not involved with TBLC on a daily basis, they are always ready and willing to help as needed and may be seen at the annual meeting or upcoming workshops.

How to Connect with the Team:

TBLC
c/o JulNet Solutions, LLC
1404 1/2 Adams Avenue
Huntington, WV 25704

Phone: 304 208 8011
Fax: 304 523 9701

Email:
Julie Hewett: julie@tblcadmin.org
Danielle Inscoe: danielle@tblcadmin.org
When in doubt? support@tblcadmin.org

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TBLearning
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeamBasedLearning

TBLC – Top 5 Reasons TBLC Membership is Valuable

Do you know any TBLers who aren’t yet TBLC Members? Here are five reasons they should join TBLC!

  1. Access to the Resource Bank – The TBLC Resource Bank contains member-submitted, peer-reviewed modules to help support your teaching and instruction in a range of disciplines.
  2. Discounted registration for the Annual Meeting and Regional Workshops – Being a TBLC member saves you money when registering for the Annual Meeting or for any Regional Workshops. For example, the 2018 Meeting will cost $495 for registration for non-members, but TBLC members will only pay $395.
  3. Preferential Access to Trainer-Consultants – TBLC members have access to our listing of TBLC Certified Trainer-Consultants. These Trainer-Consultants can help mentor you in expanding TBL in your classroom!
  4. Access to an extensive bibliography of TBL research – The TBLC maintains a bibliography of TBL research papers that only our members have access to.
  5. Updates with News, resources and information valuable to TBLers – Any time there is new information or news that might interest educators using Team-Based Learning, TBLC will let their members know!

Joining TBLC is easy! Visit the TBLC website today at www.teambasedlearning.org and click “Join Now!” under the “Be a Member” heading!

TBLC – Call for Committee Volunteers

Build your network, your expertise, and your profile by becoming an active member of the Team-Based Learning Collaborative! The TBLC can give you access to a world-wide network of active and like-minded people, and a really good way to do this is to become an active member of one of the committees helping to build TBL internationally.

The TBLC Steering Committee would like to invite you to become more involved with the Collaborative. There are several areas in which volunteer help is always welcomed and appreciated.

Membership Committee – The Membership Committee develops methods and programs for active membership recruitment and retention. Two recent responsibilities include the three to four yearly newsletters and the development and monitoring of the new website.

Editorial Board – The Editorial Board reviews all resources, modules and other publications that are submitted to the TBLC for endorsement by the organization. The Editorial Board consists of a Chair and committee responsible for determining the process of review of these publications. Additional volunteers assist with peer review.

Scholarship Committee – The Scholarship Committee is responsible for fostering, enhancing and encouraging the scholarship of teaching and learning within the Collaborative. This committee aids members in developing individual and collaborative research endeavors to measure outcomes associated with TBL, and promotes the publishing of scholarly materials. Annual responsibilities include peer reviewing grants when offered by TBLC.

Educational Development Committee – The Educational Development Committee is responsible for obtaining, evaluating, developing, and disseminating TBL best practices and materials about TBL to be used by the membership and for recruitment.

Finance Committee – The Finance Committee, chaired by the Treasurer, is responsible for oversight of all financial matters of the Collaborative, and for the development of the annual Collaborative financial report and respective budgets.

Membership at a committee level fosters international collaborative relationships with like-minded colleagues, and may well enhance your professional standing and opportunities.

Please contact Danielle at danielle@tblcadmin.org if you would like to volunteer for a TBLC committee position.