Member News

TBLC – Call for Members in the News Submissions – Deadline January 5

The next issue of the electronic membership newsletter of the Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) will be published in January. 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: January 5, 2018

TBLC 2018 – Poster and Oral Presentation Abstracts Now Online

The 2018 TBLC Annual Meeting poster and oral round table abstracts are now listed online. Abstracts are listed in one of three categories – Fundamentals, Innovation, and Research and Scholarship. Please click the following links for each category of abstracts:

Abstracts – Fundamentals
Abstracts – Innovation
Abstracts – Research and Scholarship
Abstracts – Oral Round Table

Have you registered for the 2018 meeting? Registration is available online at www.tblcmeeting.org!

We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!

TBLC Exhibiting at NVMO Meeting

The TBLC will be exhibiting at the annual meeting of the Netherlands Association for Medical Education (NVMO) in Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands on November 17-18, 2017. If you plan on attending this meeting, don’t miss this session and do not forget to swing by the TBLC booth and say hello!

As the first initiative of the new European TBL Community (ETBLC), Jacqueline Vos, Fanny Huijbregts, and Joy de Vries will deliver a special workshop session on “Designing Challenging Applications for TBL Sessions.” The ETBLC was created to help disseminate Team-Based Learning to educators and educational institutions across Europe, creating a continental TBL network made up of local communities of practice, and provide resources and development opportunities to every TBL practitioner who engages with us.

Information on the 2017 NVMO meeting can be found here.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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