The American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) is interested in identifying individuals and/or groups who have established or are establishing procedures for awards and recognition within the clinical education community. The ACAPT board recently approved the creation of a post-clinical education summit strategic initiative panel. The charge of that panel is outlined below. In the development of a call for volunteers for this panel, the board was informed that similar work may already be in progress. Thus, the board wishes to first convene a call with any and all who are working on something similar to explore what is already in place and what more, if anything, is needed to support this initiative. If you would like to be a part of this conversation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by July 25 and include a summary of the activity in which you are involved. A poll will then be distributed to all respondents to find a time for a conference call, hosted by ACAPT.
CLINICAL EDUCATION SUMMIT RECOMMENDATION: Develop leaders and engage talent to lead the future of clinical education.
ORIGINAL CHARGE OF THE AWARDS AND RECOGNITION PANEL: Develop mechanisms to recognize outstanding clinical education programs and instructors. The specific charge to this working panel is:
- Investigate existing programs for recognition of excellence in clinical education within physical therapy and other similar fields of study,
- Engage stakeholders in a process to determine a meaningful form of recognition or acknowledgement,
- Develop criteria to recognize outstanding clinical education sites or clinical education faculty, and
- Outline implementation and ongoing operational plans for the program.
The work will be conducted in a manner consistent with ACAPT’s mission, vision and strategic plan and with consideration of the guiding principles defined at the Summit which include evidence-based, stakeholders as partners, assessment, clear & explicit plan, forward thinking, inter-professional, and responsible & sustainable.