Topic Areas: Models of Academic and Clinical Education

Topic Chairs: Jennifer Friberg and Andrew John

Content Area: General Interest

Proposal appropriate for submission to this topic area include undergraduate and/or graduate models of teaching and learning in higher education. Areas within those may include clinical, scholarship of teaching/training, academic education models. Interprofessional education, practice, and/or research that addresses the implementation of interprofessional competencies within curricular or practice models or the evaluation of collaborative care outcomes specific to models of academic and clinical education should be included in this topic area.


  • Translational, applied, or implementation research related to academic and clinical education
  • Statistics, research methodology, data analysis, quantitative and qualitative approaches 
  • Securing research funding 

Professional Education

  • Innovative curricular design
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Innovative models of clinical education
  • Evaluation, assessment, and/or effectiveness of:
  • Academic and clinical programs
  • Student learning
  • Faculty-student collaborations
  • Academic and clinical teaching
  • Models of higher education (academic and clinical) and evidence of their effectiveness (e.g., case-based, problem-based, service-learning approaches)
  • Technology supported academic and clinical education
  • Descriptions of:
  • Simulation labs, standardized, and virtual patients
  • Innovative curricular modifications of academic and clinical programs
  • Curricular development of clinical doctoral programs in speech-language pathology and audiology
  • Accreditation of academic and clinical educational programs
  • Using assessment to improve academic and clinical teaching
  • Models of distance learning and online education
  • Technology supported academic and clinical education and their effectiveness
  • Clinical certification, clinical fellowship, and clinical externship
  • Building campus-community partnerships
  • Models of experimental learning

Related Topics

Proposals involving academic/clinical education that have a primary focus on:

  • Supervision/precepting education, research or practice should be submitted to the Supervision and Precepting topic area.
  • Interprofessional education, practice, and research as they relate to cultural/linguistic diversity, equity, and inclusion should be submitted to Equity, Inclusion and Influence on Cultural and Linguistic Diversity topic area.

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