Posted: September 27, 2018

Blending Curricular Design, Faculty Development, and Research to Launch a Campus-Wide Interprofessional Initiative


Beginning in 2013 with a small group of faculty volunteers, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) began to move toward a comprehensive, campus-wide program that would provide planned experiences based on the IPEC core competencies for all students as part of their professional programs. In 2016, the OUHSC Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs & Faculty Development joined this small group and provided assigned staff to assist with program coordination and development. By 2017, the small volunteer group had grown to a core faculty of 21 and met for a retreat to develop a strategic plan for a two year curriculum. To facilitate this change, the core faculty created the Interprofessional Educators & Practitioners Association (IEPA) and subdivided into three permanent working committees: Faculty Development, Curriculum, and Research. In 2018, a fourth joint committee was added to assist with student engagement: Student-Faculty.


Faculty Development, Research, IPEC Fall 2018, Curricular Design, Blending, Campus-Wide


Denise G. Bender, PT, JD, OUHSC College of Allied Health

Christi M. Barbee, Au.D., F-AAA, CCC-A, OUHSC College of Allied Health

Melody J. Yozzo, DHEd, CHES, PA-C, OUHSC College of Medicine

Raina Leckie, LCSW, OU School of Social Work

Margaret Robinson, M.Ed., OUHSC Interdisciplinary Programs