North Carolina AHEC Program
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Wake AHEC Receives $300,000 Duke Endowment Grant

Wake AHEC received a $300,000 Duke Endowment Grant to develop four online courses and two summer institutes. The goal is to increase the numbers and educational skill levels of clinicians and to help new and inexperienced teachers assume a teaching role. The target audience is allied health and nursing faculty but applies to any profession where excellent clinicians become faculty without any educational training.

Completion of the four courses will be the equivalent of about 45 contact hours. Multiple types of professional continuing education are offered and the opportunity for academic credit for qualified applicants. NC State University is Wake AHEC's partner in this effort with the courses being taught by education faculty and registration and technical issues being handled by continuing education.

The first course is currently being offered and started February 1, 2010. It consists of four weekly modules – all online and asynchronous and provides an overview of the role of faculty, legal, and ethical requirements and adult learning theory. The second course will be offered April 1-30 and includes content on curriculum. The first summer institute will be offered May 20 & 21 in Raleigh and will offer the application of learning theory and clinical teaching effectiveness.

If you have specific questions, please contact Diana Bond at 919-350-0454.