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Conference Schedule

The 2019 Summer Conference hosted by the Teaching Academy of the Consortium of West Region Colleges of Veterinary Medicine is packed with exceptional opportunities and experiences. Outlined below is the schedule of the conference. For a pdf version of the conference, click here.

Schedule:

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June 24, Monday:

2:00 PM: College of Veterinary Medicine Tours (be sure to select this option at time of registration)

2:00 PM: Working Group Meetings

  • Local Peer Review of Teaching Initiative: Meet TBA
  • External Peer Review of Teaching Initiative: Meet TBA

3:45 PM: BMP Committee pre-conference meeting – Meet  TBA

6:30 PM: Conference Kick-off Event – REGISTRATION will occur here – Meal is included with registration – Location: Bristo 33 Davis (226 F St, Davis, CA)

June 25, Tuesday:
Theme: Collaborative approaches to our shared educational challenges

7:15 am: Continental Breakfast

8:00 am: Welcome

8:15 am: History and Vision

8:45 am: Initiative Committee Presentations

  1. Faculty Development (VETS)
  2. Local Peer Observation
  3. External Review of Teaching
  4. Membership Committee

10:00 am: Workshop: Future Directions – Step 1: What now? What next for the RTA?

12:00 pm: Lunch

1:00 pm: Teaching Innovations – “Here is a teaching challenge I faced and how I addressed it…successes AND flops!”

2:00 pm: Local Peer Observation Initiative: Panel Discussion – Progress & Challenges at Member Colleges

3:00 pm: Living Between the Lines: Life, Work and Wellbeing – Session 1: Today’s Classroom: A Snapshot

3:30 pm: Break

3:45 pm: Technology in Teaching (Response Systems) –  Location: B213

4:00 pm: Poster Session: 2 minute talk & poster presentation

6:00 PM: Social and Dinner – Meal is included with registration – Location: TBA

June 26, Wednesday:

7:15 am: Continental Breakfast

7:50 am: Conference Announcements

8:00 am: Living Between the Lines: Life, Work and Wellbeing – Session 2: A View from the Edge: Challenges to Wellbeing

8:30 am: Scholarship Session – Peer reviewed (podium presentations of accepted abstracts)

9:30 am: Break

10:00 am: Keynote Workshop: Preparing Learners for Adaptive Expertise

12:00 pm: Lunch & Campus Tours (be sure to select this option at time of registration)

1:30 pm: Workshop: Future Directions – Step 2: Consensus Decision Making

3:30 pm: Break

4:00 pm: Teaching Innovations – Focus on clinical teaching – tips and tricks

5:00 pm: Wrap-up for the day

June 27, Thursday:

7:15 am: Continental Breakfast

7:50 am: Conference Announcements

8:00 am: Living Between the Lines: Life, Work and Wellbeing -Session 3: Your Path to Wellbeing

8:30 am: Scholarship Session – Peer reviewed (podium presentations of accepted abstracts)

9:30 am: Break

10:00 am: Keynote Workshop: Testing to Teach or Teaching to the Teat? New Ideas in Assessment Theory and Practice

11:00 am: Keynote Workshop: Aligning Assessment with Curricular Goals

12:00 pm: Lunch

1:00 pm: Teaching Innovations – Open topics (technology, personal teaching experiments, etc)

1:30 pm: Workshop: External Peer Review of Teaching Initiative: Catalyzing Cultural & Institutional Change

3:00 pm: Break

3:30 pm: Teaching Innovations

4:00 pm: Conference Wrap-up & RTA Town Hall (everyone is encouraged to take part)

5:00 pm: Conference Conclusion & Thank you