Addressing Mentorship Needs and Preferences of Undergraduate Healthcare Administration Students
Thousands of entry level healthcare professionals graduate each year in need of clear direction and guidance. An understanding of mentorship needs and the development of best practices around the mentorship of healthcare professionals is important as new generations of professionals enter the workplace. This presentation explores informed recommendations in assessing, mentoring, and coaching students and entry-level professionals. This study explored self-reported mentorship needs and created informed recommendations in for mentoring entry level health administrators and students. Through the surveying of 516 undergraduate and graduate health administration students, a list of mentoring needs and preferences was developed. The study explored differences in the rate and quality of self-reported mentorship between graduate and undergraduate healthcare administration students with a focus on understanding unmet needs of undergraduate students.An Applied Exploration Into Disability: Campus & Community Collaboration
So often, what we teach in the classroom feels isolated for students from the "real world." We know there are gaps in our curriculum as compared to what the students will face in practice and disability is one such area. Bringing in experts from a campus center focused on excellence in disabilities allowed us to provide students with a practical, hands-on learning experience and opened the door to future collaborations for students and faculty alike.Attitudes, Behaviors, and Values of Soft Skills for Career Success
In a mixed-method study, 20 health administrators and internship preceptors in mid-western healthcare organizations attached attitudes, behaviors, and values to soft skills deemed important for early careerists. Former students (less than three years) from health administration programs in the mid-west and southern populations (n=227) then assessed how often soft skills were taught in different program settings and instructional strategies and rated their level of mastery of these soft skills at the time of graduation.Best Practices for Preparing Students for the Healthcare Workforce
A variety of tools will be shared that instructors can use to better prepare students for the workplace specifically in management, information technology, and healthcare occupations. This poster presentation offers a set of recommendations around the use of various teaching and assessment techniques that prepare students for the workforce and bring to life the theoretical concepts being shared in the classroom. The use of practice-based assignments and assessments can apply to instructors across multiple fields and settings including online and campus based educational settings. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about best practices in bridging the gap between theory and practice in management, information technology, and healthcare occupations.Developing Policies Regulating Use of Social Media for Teaching
Among challenges related to the use of social media for teaching are questions of privacy, security, and students online behavior. This presentation discusses the development of policies to regulate social media use in the online and traditional environment. It will address issues of privacy, allowable content, students' "behavior", marketing, content sharing and liking, as well as the decision-making processes and parties involved. Additional attention will be given to the duties of the instructor and to the policy implementation. Targeted audiences are faculty and administrators. Materials were collected in the small liberal art college, undergraduate program in healthcare administration.Economic Valuation of Opioid Epidemic: Management Framework for Early Careerists
Uniquely housed in a School of Business, this Health Services Administration (HSAD) program's students are from a largely rural Midwestern State in the U.S. To maintain the same rigor as core business classes, faculty teaching the upper level HSAD curriculum collaborate across Departments and Schools within the University community and with regional health care agencies. This session provides a glimpse of a collaborative effort amongst the HSAD program, the medical school's behavioral health research center.Enforcing Student Responsibility: Take It Out of Email
Students today continue to primarily utilize email (or electronic communication methods within the institution's learning management system) to communicate individually with their course instructor. More times than not, these emails are asking for additional course/assignment information, asking for special consideration due to a personal matter, and/or just simply to inquire about a grade on a course deliverable. Instructors are charged with responding to our students in a timely and appropriate manner, even if emails become excessive during the semester. This session will introduce how to flip the responsibility of communication and time commitment for course inquiries from the faculty member to the student. Get your evenings back by implementing a online student appointment request form that fulfills all course delivery and instructor availability purposes.Engaging Students Through Innovative Case Studies Across the Curriculum
Innovative case studies used across the curriculum can be highly engaging and effective. Simulated cases provide students with opportunities for analysis, critical thinking, problem-solving, and connection of theories and concepts to real-world situations. The "Amazon Case Study" utilizes assignments for multiple content areas and courses with pedagogical scaffolding and a culminating project. Participants will review the learning methodology, work through key assignments, and consider ways to adapt and integrate this method into their own programs.Helping a Non-Diverse Student Population Understand Diversity
How does a program in a university with a predominantly white undergraduate student body and located in an area with a similar population that is experiencing demographic change teach students about diversity? Come join us as we define diversity; engage university partners; and utilize global healthcare and culture to help in that task. Travel with us to the City of Glum to learn about our biases and assumptions while we examine the 'Cost of Privilege'.Improving Your Cultural Competency IQ
This interactive session will explore opportunities for faculty to introduce, increase, or strengthen teaching and learning that intentionally supports understanding of culturally diverse communities in the classroom and beyond. Session attendees will engage in an interactive discussion that focuses on best practices for connecting new information to what students already know from their previous home, community, and cultural experiences. This session is appropriate for both residential and online programs.Leaders for the Future of Health Information Technology
This presentation will cover the aspects of creating a health administration degree program with an industry certification in mind. The program design leads to additional opportunities for students in the health information technology (HIT) sector to show mastery of content prior to being employed in the industry. Alignment to the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS) exam provides students who are interested in pursuing a career in HIT the opportunity to be credentialed at the end of the program to help with employment, in an already competitive environment. Throughout the program students are provided a free membership to Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) to take advantage of resources, such as publications, webinars, and attendance at local chapter events.Managing the Hunter-Gatherer Bad-Ass in a Confined Space
The title references a 2015 TEDx talk by Salif Mahamane, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Western Colorado University on societal perceptions of people with ADHD. In this Education Mini-Session, the presenter, having been diagnosed in 1979 with ADD and in later years, ADHD provides his personal perspective on the difficulties (and advantages) of navigating coursework in undergraduate and graduate healthcare management programs and provides insight and guidance on supporting students with similar diagnoses.Minorities are Becoming the Majority-What Does That Mean for Faculty?
HBCU are historically known for graduating the larger numbers of minority students. So what happens when majority and Latino students join the classes?Student Knowledge Gaps in Competency-Based Education
A study of 340 graduate students in health management was conducted to examine student knowledge gaps as they entered the programs. The two programs studied were in the Midwest and Mountain region with the average age of the students at 25 and 45 years, respectively. Of the NCHL 26 competencies falling in the domains of transformation, execution, and people, the competency gap that both groups wanted to close was financial skills.Teaching and Assessing the Essential Power Skills of Leadership
This presentation will highlight spring 2019 survey findings from over 100 AUPHA members on teaching and assessing the essential power skills of leadership. The session will continue the conversation that originated at the AUPHA 2019 graduate programs workshop and was resumed at the 2019 annual meeting.