Academic faculty teaches the didactic (academic coursework) portion of midwifery programs. They are responsible for creating new curriculum and courses, revising, teaching and evaluating courses. Schools hold their academic faculty in high regard as they share their expertise with students and guide them in the theoretical and book knowledge to complement clinical training. Some academic faculty teach completely face-to-face and some teach completely at-a-distance (traditional distance or online), and yet others teach in the hybrid or low-residency setting (both online and face-to-face).
Faculty at midwifery schools are often leaders in the national maternity care, professional, accreditation, and midwifery organizations. They represent a wide range of specialties in addition to midwifery, including counseling, public health, epidemiology, medicine, holistic health, nutrition, and social work.
AME welcomes academic faculty as members!! Please check with your school to see if it already has a membership and ask your director for access. We have compiled a list of resources especially for academic faculty. Tips and resources for teaching critical thinking, course development, and lesson planning are some of the topics you will find in our Members Only section.
HELPING MIDWIFERY STUDENTS WITH RESEARCH
Midwifery students need to engage in research at various stages of their education. Whether they pursue original research or survey the literature on a particular midwifery topic, it is vital that they have the skills to acquire the information they need from a variety of quality resources.
As educators, you may want to consider directing your students to some of these sources designed to help with the research and writing processes. If you have been out of the research loop for a while, you may want to take a look at these as a refresher.
Because not all midwifery schools have their own library professionals, another important resource may be your local public, hospital, or academic librarian. Librarians are there to help and answer your questions, so make use of them!
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