Goals

  • Develop and promote Interprofessional/Interdisciplinary collaborations through educational coursework and laboratories, community outreach, and scholarship innovations.
  • Provide infrastructure for faculty development in Interprofessional/Interdisciplinary education.
  • Conduct evaluative research and refine Interprofessional/Interdisciplinary education initiatives
  • Strive for local and national leadership and recognition as a provider of innovative Interprofessional and interdisciplinary education and experiences.

Objectives

  1. Document and evaluate ongoing CIPES courses offered at USG.
  2. Communicate efforts of CIPES and engage faculty, staff, and students to participate (e.g. Lunch and Learn).
  3. Shape curriculum and implementation for 3-4 new CIPES offerings including Inter-professional Simulation in Critical Care, Entrepreneurship (for non-business majors), and Ethics.
  4. Promote CIPES work within USG, its home institutions and in a state and/or national forum.
  5. Work to identify and reduce barriers to creating curriculum and offering to students and provide ways to reduce barriers or create incentives to increase the number and type of curriculum offered.
  6. Draft a plan with a framework for the development of a collaborative, Interprofessional, Interdisciplinary education program that incorporates leadership and community service at the Universities at Shady Grove.

NEW CIPES GOALS

  1. Conduct evaluative research and refine Interprofessional/Interdisciplinary education initiatives
  2. Strive for local and national leadership and recognition as a provider of innovative Interprofessional/Interdisciplinary education and experiences.

History of CIPES

In 2009, USG's Executive Director engaged the Senior Staff and a diverse group of faculty from partner institutions in a conversation about the value of Interdisciplinary and Interprofessional activities to students, faculty, and the community-at-large.

From these early conversations, this group was charged with developing Interprofessional/Interdisciplinary activities at USG. The CIPES committee’s objectives were to 1) provide administrative coordination for all Interdisciplinary/Interprofessional activities at USG, and 2) facilitate communication between all USG schools and programs to optimize Interdisciplinary/Interprofessional interactions. 

CIPES Founding Committee

  • Heather Congdon-Dean of Pharmacy, UMB, Chair
  • Mary Lang, Director of  Planning, USG
  • Diane Alonso, UMBC, Psychology
  • John Callahan, UB, Program Director Health Systems Management
  • Karen Clark, UMB, School of Nursing
  • Michelle Marcellino, UMCP
  • Tom Stanton, UMCP Biological Sciences
  • Chris Steele, UMBC