Administrators have a lot on the table! This list of resources should help to make your life a little easier! Here you will find topics that are of interest to administrators.
Starting a midwifery school? Before you begin, read You Can Eat an Elephant. This article summarizes the questions to ask yourself and the steps to undertake as you navigate the process.
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BOOKS AND ARTICLES
- Birthingway College. Criteria for Determining Contractor Status. – This handy tool helps differentiate between employees and contractors. (PDF)
- Non-profit management – Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice
- Free Management Library: Online Integrated Library for Personal, Professional, and Organizational Development
- Best Colleges Online (2012). The College Completion Dilemma: 10 Potential Solutions – While this article is aimed at colleges, many of these suggestions to reduce drop-out can be applied to midwifery schools as well.
- Jeffreys, M. (2012) Nursing Student Retention: Understanding the Process and Making a Difference (2nd ed.). Springer Publishing. ISBN: 9780826109491 – This book offers an evidence-based model for retaining students in all kinds of nursing programs. The strategies recommended in here can be applied to midwifery programs as well.
- Jenkins, D. and Cho, S. (2014). Get With the Program… and Finish It: Building Guided Pathways to Accelerate Student Completion. This paper explores research-based efforts by colleges to support students and increase completion rates.
- O’Banion, T. (17 April 2014). The Completion Agenda. Keynote address at the California Community Colleges. (at about minute 40 O’Banion outlines his six points about transformative change)
- Tyler-Smith, K. (2006). Early Attrition among First Time eLearners: A Review of Factors that Contribute to Drop-out, Withdrawal and Non-completion Rates of Adult Learners undertaking eLearning Programmes. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 2(2), 73-85
NOTE: While most of the following resources are targeted towards colleges, some of the information found within them is appropriate for small midwifery programs as well.
- Delaney, S. (2013). Admissions at US Midwifery Programs: Survey Results. Giving Birth to Midwives, Issue 8.
- Delaney, S. (2013). Increasing Cultural Diversity through Scholarships. Giving Birth to Midwives, Issue 8.
- Hicks, M., & Ryan, G. (2013). Improving Retention Rates in Midwifery Education Programs. Giving Birth to Midwives, Issue 8.
- Lauren, B. (2008). College Admissions Officer’s Guide. Washington D.C.: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. ISBN 978-1578580828
- Safholm, S. (2013). Top Ten Tips for Midwifery Admissions Advisors. Giving Birth to Midwives, Issue 8.
- Westman, C., & Bouman, P. (2005). AACRAO’s Basic Guide to Enrollment Management. Washington D.C.: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. ISBN 978-1578580682
- Westman, C., & Bouman, P. (2009), Sharing the Campus Experience: Hosting Effective Campus Visits. Washington D.C.: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
- Admissions Plus Pro —This software streamlines the entire admissions process, handling everything from tracking initial inquiries to student acceptance and final enrollment.
- American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)—This professional organization’s website provides a wealth of resources, current event information, and published reading materials for professionals and students.
- Journal of College Admission —This online journal features articles addressing relevant issues within the field of admissions counseling.
- National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC)—This organization serves admissions counseling professionals and those currently studying to be professionals.
- National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC) National Conference —This annual conference features informative exhibits and educational sessions for college admissions counselors.
- So You Want to be a Director of Admissions? —This chapter from the 2008 College Admissions Officer’s Guide gives a “day in the life” and “best practices” look at working in college admissions. Although this is geared toward a larger university, admissions personnel in smaller college settings will still find it useful.
- National Council on Nonprofits Board Roles and Responsibilities
- Blue Avocado, A Magazine of American Nonprofits, What’s the Point of a Nonprofit Board Anyway?
- Hurst, F. (2013, March 19). Competency-Based Learning at Northern Arizona University (& New USDOE Rules). [WCET web log]
- Merisotis, James. (2013, April 2). Competency-Based Learning: A Big Deal, But Not Because of the Feds. Huffington Post.
- Wall, JK (2012, December 24). Competency-based education has fans, detractors: Western Governors among schools offering programs. Deseret News.
- Burkhardt, P. (August 2013). Problem Based Learning as a Tool for Competency-Based Education. Giving Birth to Midwives, Issue 10
- Darragh, I. (August 2013). The CPM Certification Process: Combining Advanced Learning Theory with Time-Honored Tradition. Giving Birth to Midwives, Issue 10.
- Fillmore, H. (August 2013). Midwives on the Cutting Edge: Competency-Based Educational Models. Giving Birth to Midwives, Issue 10.
- Lorntz, B. (August 2013). Competency-Based Midwifery Education. Giving Birth to Midwives, Issue 10.
- Morrison, D. (2012, June 12). “The Next Big Disruptor: Competency-Based Learning” (Web log entry)
- Campbell, S.H., Hawkins, J.W. (2007). Preceptor rewards: How to say thank yo for mentoring the next generation of nurse practitioners. J Am Acad Nurs Pract 19, 24-29.
- Dodson, M.C. (1998). Motivation and reward factors that affect private physician involvement in an obstetrics and gynecology clerkship. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 92 (4, part 1), 628-633.
- Fulkerson, P.K. and Wang-Cheng, R. (1997). Community-based faculty: Motivation and rewards. Fam Med 29, 105-107.
- Gerrity, M.S., Pathman, D.E., Linzer, M. et al. (1997). Career satisfaction and clinician-educators: The rewards and challenges of teaching. Gen Intern Med 12 (supp 2), 590-597.
- Hyrkäs, K. and Shoemaker, M. (2007). Changes in the preceptor role: Revisiting preceptors’ perceptions of benefits, rewards, support, and commitment to the role. J Adv Nurs 60, 513-524.
- Kumar, A., Kallen, D.J., and Matthew, T. (2002). Volunteer faculty: What rewards or incentives do they prefer? Teach Learn Med 72, 119-123.
- Kumar, A., Loomba, D., Rahangdale, R. Y., Kallen, D.J. (1999). Rewards and incentives for non-salaried clinical faculty who teach medical students. Gen Intern Med 14, 370-372.
- Langlois, J.P. (1995). Support of community preceptors: What do they need? Fam Med 27, 641-645.
- Latessa, R., Colvin, G., Beaty, N., Steiner, B.D. & Pathman, D.E. (2013). Satisfaction, motivation, and future of community preceptors. Acad Med, 88(8), 1164-70. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e31829a3689.
- Levy, B.T., Gjerde, C.L., Albrecht, L.A. (1997). The effects of precepting on and the support desired by community-based preceptors in Iowa. Acad Med 72, 382-384.
- Myrick, F. & Yonge, O. (2005). Nursing Preceptorship: Connecting Practice and Education. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN 978-0781750653 – This is a useful resource for clinical directors.
- Ogur, B., Hirsh, D., Krupat, E., and Bor, D. (2007). The Harvard Medical School-Cambridge integrated clerkship: An innovative model of clinical education. Acad Med 82, 397-404.
- Peters, A.S., Schnaidt, K.N., Zivin, K., Rifas-Shiman, S.L., and Katz, H.P. (2009). How important is money as a reward for teaching? Acad Med 84, 42-46.
- University of Washington Faculty Room – this section provides strategies for accommodating learning differences and discusses the application of Universal Design principles to the classroom.
- Field, K. (2013, March 19). Student Aid Can Be Awarded for ‘Competencies,” Not Just Credit Hours, U.S. Says. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from www.chronicle.com.
- U.S. Department of Education (2013, March 19). Applying for Title IV Eligibility for Direct Assessment (Competency-Based) Programs.
- Delaney, S. (August 2013). Advantages, Challenges, and Tips for Electronic Clinical Tracking. Giving Birth to Midwives, Issue 10.
- Yglesia, M. (August 2013). Electronic Clinical Tracking: Two Direct-Entry Midwifery Schools Transition from Paper to Online. Giving Birth to Midwives, Issue 10
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