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CIPhER Center for Innovative Pharmacy Education & Research

Facilitating Small Group Learning: Tips for Successful Student Engagement

Fall 2021 CIPhER seminars will only be offered via Zoom.
12:00-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 15, 2021, Via Zoom
Small group, team-based learning is a critical component to the Eshelman School of Pharmacy curriculum. The curriculum maximizes interaction between student and professor, thus necessitating the need for trained facilitators to support student learning in small groups. During this program, we will identify, describe, and apply key skills that will support small group facilitation to ensure that all students have an opportunity to engage in thoughtful productive conversations. At the end of the program, participants will leave with strategies they can implement in their small groups.  
Program Agenda:
12:00 - 1:00 PM   Faciliating Small Group Learning (School faculty/staff and guests) -  CE is offered for this part of the program
1:00 - 1:30 PM     Facilitator Sessions for PCE II and iPTHTH (Facilitators will be notified of required attendance by course directors) - CE is not offered for this part of the program
Learning Objectives: At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
  1. Describe the role of the facilitator during small group team-based learning sessions
  2. Outline strategies for how to establish group norms, encourage active participation, and handle common challenges during group sessions
  3. Identify evidence-based best practices and clear, concrete steps to facilitate inclusive learning
Target Audience:  This program is designed for all faculty, staff, preceptors and trainees who facilitate small group learning (12-1 pm portion of the program).  Facilitators of UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy courses are required to attend the entire program (12-1:30 pm)
Registration: For non-UNC affiliates, registration is $15.00. Non-UNC affiliates are welcome to attend the 12:00-1:00 portion of the program.  (UNC Affiliates are considered to be faculty, staff, trainees, students, preceptors and residents who currently work for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill or support its students.)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Friday, December 10, at 5 p.m.

The University Of North Carolina Eshelman School Of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE program 0046-9999-21-290-L04-P provides 1.0 contact hour of continuing pharmacy education credit. To receive CE credit, participants must sign-in upon arrival (in class or online), attend the entire program and complete the evaluation within 60 days of the program date (included in LECE which will open after the workshop). Statements of credit can be viewed and printed in CPE Monitor in approximately 2 to 3 weeks. **No partial credit will be available**
Presenter Information
Kyle Fassett, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Associate, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Kyle Fassett, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral research associate with CIPhER at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. He received a doctorate in higher education with a focus in educational psychology, measurement, and evaluation and a master’s in learning sciences from Indiana University Bloomington. He also holds a master’s in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University. His research focuses on teaching and learning inside and outside the classroom as well as the experiences of queer collegians.
Event FAQ
  • A Zoom link will be provided prior to the program via a confirmation email.  If you attend remotely via Zoom with a group, please email with the names of the attendees. To receive CE credit, you must be registered for the program and we must be able to tie your registration to your Zoom login.  If your Zoom login is different from your name, please email with details.
  • Registration:  Non-UNC Affiliates are required to pay a fee of $15 to attend and earn CE credit.  When registering, you will be directed to a separate system for security purposes.  Please select "OK"  to be transered to the payment site and complete your registration.  Be sure the zip code associated with your credit card's billing address matches the zip code in your account.  If your registration is successful, you will be returned to this page and will see a note stating "You are registered for this program."  If you receive a blank screen, your registration and payment was not successful.
  • CE:  Participants requesting CE have 60 days from the program date to claim CE crediit and verify credit has been uploaded to your CPE monitor account. 
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Date: Dec 15, 2021 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Registration closes on Dec 14, 2021 05:00 PM

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Date: 12/15/21
Time: 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
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