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2008 Highlights

Keynote Presentation

11:00 am - 11:30 am Platform Sessions

  • Analyzing & Comparing the Citation Patterns and the Quality of Doctoral Dissertation Reference Lists Utilizing Two Bibliometric/Citation Analysis Assessment Tools
    J. Tunon, BC Brydges, Nova Southeastern University and State University College of New York-Potsdam
  • Reading, Writing and Reasoning about Science
    S. Ransdell, C. Keck, T. Goudey, Nova Southeastern University
  • Transfer of Learning from Classroom to Clinic
    EW Hakim, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

11:35 am - 12:05 pm Platform Sessions

  • Evolution of a Clinical Assessment Tool: Development and Implementation
    DF Stern, S. Rone-Adams, Nova Southeastern University Physical Therapy Program and Brunel University, UK
  • No Medical Student Left Behind: A Proactive Counseling Approach to Enhance Student Performance
    JH Alexander, RL Jones, P. Lin, University of North Texas Health Science Center
  • Using EMS Software to Assess Clinical Skills of Medical Students
    M. Echols, N. Bray, J. Breen; Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

12:10 pm - 12:40 Platform Sessions

  • Assessment Based Course Revisions
    A. Denial, New England College of Optometry
  • Taming the Assessment Shrew: How to Utilize Multiple Classroom Assessment Techniques to Monitor Student Learning Outcomes
    C. Santanello, J. Scott, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, School of Pharmacy
  • Changing Academic Culture and Practice to Improve Essential Communication Skills
    EW Hakim, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
  • Multi-Leveled Assessment Strategies Following a Continuing Professional Development Module
    JJ Mowder-Tinney, Nazareth College
  • Tell me a Story: Using Qualitative Research Techniques to Understand Student Learning and Success
    K. Colley, University of Texas at Arlington (CANCELLED)
  • Designing Grading Rubrics to Assess Student Learning: The DIY (Do It Yourself) Workshop
    M. Blackinton, Nova Southeastern University
  • Creative Clinical Assessments: Ideas for Measuring Student Performance in the Clinical Setting
    J. McHugo, University of North Dakota
  1. Comparison of a traditional practical exam vs. a computerized practical exam.
    C. Purvis, E. Apetz, D. McNally, Nova Southeastern University
  2. Google Docs: A new approach for the literature review course in postgraduate 
    prosthodontics. 
    CJ Hsu, Nova Southeastern University
  3. Development of a program assessment plan for a new doctor of pharmacy program.
    DB Clark, HL Wessel, WD Soja, Sullivan University College of Pharmacy
  4. Inter-rater reliability in clinical testing.
    J. McHugo, University of North Dakota Physician Assistant Program
  5. The 5-minute clinical instructor: A practical approach to managing physical therapy students in the clinic.
    L. Nof, DF Stern, R. Rosenthal, Nova Southeastern University Physical Therapy Program
  6. Comparing physician assistant students’ Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality types and learning styles.
    JW Rafalko, Nova Southeastern University Physician Assistant Program
  7. Student assessment of an all on-line distance education graduate program in clinical vision research.
    J. Shallo-Hoffmann, Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry
  8. Latino student success stories in osteopathic medical education: The role of individual influences on graduation.
    K. Colley, University of Texas at Arlington (CANCELLED)
  9. Capstone examination for measurement of terminal educational outcome attainment. 
    ST Leonard, GM Armayor, Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy
  10. Portfolio implementation as an assessment and learning tool in an allied health undergraduate degree program.
    SA Yoders, Nova Southeastern University College of Allied Health and Nursing

9:30 am - 10:00 am Platform Sessions

  • Medical Students’ Views Towards Pre-Matriculate Clinical Experience: A Study Utilizing Q-Methodology
    BB Laster, Oklahoma State University
  • Relationship Between Clinical Medicine and Surgery Course Final Grades and PANCE Certification Scores Amongst Physician Assistant Students
    J. Rafalko, Nova Southeastern University
  • Service Learning and Research in an Underserved Population
    GE Conti, NV Milligan, Wayne State University

A Comparison of Student Assessment Practices Across the Professions: An Interdisciplinary Panel (Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Nursing, Speech-Language Pathology)

Inter-disciplinary Panel

  • Nursing: Lynne Bryant, Ed.D., RN; Assistant Professor and Director of the Nurse Educator and Nurse Administrator Programs at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida.
  • Pharmacy: Sean Leonard, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Psychometrician, College of Pharmacy, Nova Southeastern University, Chair of the Educational Assessment Committee, College of Pharmacy.
  • Physical Therapy: Renee Mabey PT, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Director of Outcomes Assessment, Department of Physical Therapy, University of North Dakota.
  • Optometry: Kimberly Reed O.D., FAAO; Associate Professor of Optometry and Director of Educational Effectiveness and Outcomes Assessment, Nova Southeastern University.
  • Speech-Language Pathology: Wayne E. Swisher, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Graduate School, Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of North Dakota.
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