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.

Recent Seminars

“Emergency Remote” to Online Teaching and Learning: Taking it Up a Notch – UT CVM Master Teacher Program Seminar, hosted by India Lane and Misty Bailey from University of Tennessee, with guest presenters Sherry Clouser, UGA CVM, and Jesse Watson, NCSU CVM.

Faculty Friday Seminars

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.

Kenneth D. Royal (Ph.D., University of Kentucky) is Assistant Professor of Educational Assessment & Outcomes in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, at the North Carolina State University. His scholarship is dedicated to the broad study of education research and medical education. Royal is the author of more than 170 peer-reviewed articles, serves as editor-in-chief or associate editor of four academic journals, and reviews for more than 20 medical and education journals. Royal’s work has been featured on National Public Radio (NPR), Psychology TodayThe Atlantic, and other nationally syndicated outlets. In 2017, he received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Kentucky’s College of Education. 

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. This session includes 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.

Sherry Clouser is Director of Instructional and Curricular Innovation in the Office of Academic Affairs at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. She joined the CVM in 2018 after 19 years at the UGA Center for Teaching and Learning. Her professional interests include new models for curriculum in veterinary medical education, online and hybrid designs for faculty development, and the use of technology for teaching and learning. She earned her doctorate in adult education at UGA and is also a graduate of Virginia Tech and Purdue University.