Whitney Henderson, MOT, OTR/L
University of Missouri – Columbia
Earn .15 AOTA CEU (1.88 NBCOT PDU/1.5 contact hour)
This course series is designed for clinicians who are interested in entering higher education as a faculty member, and for those who have recently made this transition and are interested in increasing their knowledge about this exciting area of practice. Courses will take you on a journey through the history of higher education in the United States to the history of OT education and ACOTE (R) Modules will introduce learning and instructional design theory and finally discuss classroom techniques needed to become a best practice educator.
Module One: Introduction to Higher Education
This course is designed to increase understanding of higher education and the types of institutions within the higher education system in the United States. An introduction to the history of higher education will be provided. In addition, this course will discuss characteristics of various types of institutions seen throughout the American higher education system and characteristics of different types of entry-level occupational therapy programs in the United States. The course will conclude with a brief introduction into a variety of accountability and accreditation measures currently influencing occupational therapy and higher education.
By the end of this module, the learner will be able to…
•Identify historical patterns and movements that have shaped the current higher education landscape.
•Distinguish characteristics of different types of institutions present in higher education in the United States.
•Recognize the roles and responsibilities of various positions in a higher education organizational structure.
•Distinguish different types of degrees recognized in occupational therapy education.
•Select characteristics that are individually important to faculty positions in higher education.
•Identify the role of the accreditation system in American higher education.
Domain: 3: Professional Issues: Higher Education
Keywords: Education, Higher Education, Faculty, Educator