Educational Development

A key initiative of SEVEC is creating collaborative and shared educational development opportunities. Some of these sessions have been recorded and are available on-demand below. Please Contact Us with your comments about these online seminars.

Veterinary Educator Boot Camp 2023

This year, the Vet Ed Boot Camp focus is “Introductory Skills for Clinical Teaching.” Although sessions will be targeted to those relatively new to veterinary teaching, there will be something for everyone to learn, enjoy, and engage in.

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Friday Forum Seminars

Conducting Effective Literature Reviews: Focus on Education – hosted by Sherry Clouser, University of Georgia, with guest presenter Diana Hartle, University of Georgia Libraries

Using Zoom for Clinical Rounds (summary of the session by India Lane, University of Tennessee)

Assessment in Online Clinical Education (summary of the session by India Lane, University of Tennessee)

House Officer Education in the COVID-19 World – Full Zoom Session or Summary of the Session by India Lane, University of Tennessee

Creative Solutions for Teaching Online (Faculty Friday Zoom Recording, hosted by Bobbi Connor, University of Florida)

March Methods Seminars
New to educational research? These two “March Methods” seminars led by Kenneth Royal, Ph.D. are just for you. Getting Started in Ed Research looks at the major themes in educational research and highlights key differences between veterinary medical and veterinary educational study designs. Designing Effective Surveys covers all the do’s and don’ts of survey research, including common errors almost every survey designer makes at least once.

Other SEVEC Seminars

Supporting Students in Distress
Laura Castro, MSW, LCSW, presents on ways to identify and support students in distress, and how to connect them to counseling or other appropriate resources.  Designed for Mentors and Advisors of DVM Students. Ms. Castro is the in-house Student Counselor at the North Carolina State University CVM.  In this role, she provides counseling services to veterinary students, graduate students and house officers to promote wellness. That includes crisis intervention and providing educational programs to the college community on psychological and wellness issues.

Teaching Portfolios
A teaching portfolio is a flexible and living archive that documents an instructor’s philosophy of teaching, teaching responsibilities, sample materials, accomplishments, and reflective annotations. The teaching portfolio can be used in a number of ways, including in applications for academic positions, formatively for reflection on one’s own teaching practice, and summatively as a component of the promotion dossier. In this session, Sherry Clouser, Ed.D. offers reasons for creating a teaching portfolio, format options for the portfolio, what to include, and how to begin collecting documents. The teaching philosophy statement, which anchors and unifies the portfolio, is also discussed.

Competency Based Veterinary Education (CBVE): What it means to you, your students, and the curriculum 
Hosted by Heidi Banse, Louisiana State University, with guest presenters Dr. Jennie Hodgson (Associate Dean for Professional Programs at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine) and Dr. Kristin Chaney (Clinical Assistant Professor and Director, Curriculum Development and Outcomes Assessment, DVM Program, at Texas A&M University). This session provides an overview of the elements of competency based veterinary education, and strategies to assist with implementation.