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Education and Pedagogy Consortium

The Education and Pedagogy Consortium focuses on exploring and promoting best practices of pedagogy and education by providing an avenue for member institutions to collaborate and discuss teaching methodology/processes, educational assessment methods and outcomes, and scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL) related to physical therapy education.

Our objectives are to support ACAPT's mission of excellence in physical therapy education by:
  • Producing a number of best practice deliverables related to education methods, processes, and assessment in physical therapy education.
  • Facilitating the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning throughout physical therapy education member institutions.
  • Promoting cross-institutional Scholarship of Teaching and Learning to help all members discuss, revise, and refine best practices.
  • Disseminating cooperative findings to all ACAPT member institutions
  • Facilitating discussion on best practices to meet and exceed CAPTE criteria which may contribute to a common set of program objectives.








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Leadership Team Positions

The ACAPT Education and Pedagogy Consortium will hold elections in the spring-summer during the ACAPT election cycle.  If you are a member of the Education and Pedagogy Consortium, you are registered to vote. If you have not yet joined the Education and Pedagogy Consortium, do so now by clicking on the "Request to Join" Box above. As with any organization, formation of a leadership team is representative of its members who vote.

Persons elected to a leadership position are expected to attend the annual APTA Education Leadership Conference where the Education and Pedagogy Consortium annual business meeting will be held.

Education and Pedagogy Consortium Leadership Positions and Description of Responsibilities:

The Chairperson shall preside at all meetings of the Consortium and shall be an Exofficio member of all committees except the Nominating Committee. S/he shall be the designated liaison to the ACAPT Board of Directors unless otherwise determined by the Education and Pedagogy Consortium Board of Directors. The Chairperson will assure currency of essential information on the ACAPT Education and Pedagogy Consortium Website and attend the ACAPT annual meeting.

Vice Chair:
The Vice Chairperson shall assume the duties of the Chairperson at the request of the Chairperson or in the absence or incapacitation of the Chairperson and oversee Education and Pedagogy Consortium ad hoc committees as a voting committee member.  The Vice Chair shall serve as the Parliamentarian during the Annual and Special meetings. The Vice Chair shall represent the Education and Pedagogy Consortium related to any Program Planning responsibilities for ELC. 

The Secretary shall be responsible for keeping the minutes of all Education and Pedagogy Consortium and Board meetings; notify Education and Pedagogy Consortium members of the date, time, and place of Education and Pedagogy Consortium meetings; maintain the Education and Pedagogy Consortium archives and correspondence; and make Education and Pedagogy Consortium minutes and rules and regulations available to the membership and to ACAPT’s executive office. 

Nominating Committee Member:
The Nominating Committee shall consist of two (2) members.  Those eligible to serve are NIPEC members elected by the membership for three (3) year terms, with one (1) member being elected each year.  The senior member of the committee shall serve as Committee Chair for the last year of his/her term.

The nominating committee shall prepare a slate of one (1) or more names for each office to be filled.  The slate (i.e. list of candidates) shall be published on the Education and Pedagogy Consortium website and distributed to the membership prior to the election.  The Nominating Chair will provide the slate, together with the information on each candidate, at least 30 days in advance of the election.

Education and Pedagogy Consortium Leadership Team:

  • Chairperson: Sara F. Maher, PT, DScPT
  • Vice Chair: Donna Cech, PT, DHS, PCS
  • Secretary: Shawn Drake, PT, PhD

Nominating Committee:

  • Ron Barredo, PT, DPT, EdD, GSC, CCRP
  • Jeanne Cook, PT, PhD

Website Editor:

  • Marcia Himes, PT, DPT, DHSc

ELC Meeting Minutes                        CSM Meeting Minutes

         10/07/16                                                  2/16/17   


Meetings are held yearly at ELC and CSM

                  ELC 2018: Click HERE for more information!                                                          CSM 2018: Click HERE for more information!

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Touro University of Nevada

Jacqueline Randa, PT, DPT, PhD(c), OCS

University of Missouri

Brad Willis, MPT, GCS

Missouri State University

Marcia Himes, PT, DPT, DHSc

Ohio University

Ben Just, PT, MPT

University of Missouri

Christina Wisdom, PT, DPT, OCS

Bellarmine University

Carrie Hawkins, PT, DPT, OCS

A.T. Still University Of Health Sciences

Jim Farris,

University of Minnesota

Jacquelyn Ruen,

Arkansas State University

Shawn Drake,

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Nancy Kirsch,

Saint Francis University

Jessica Cammarata,

University of the Incarnate Word

Amy Wagner,

University of Mississippi at the Medical Center

Lisa J. Barnes,

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