Clinical Practice to Academia
A Guide for New and Aspiring Health Professions Faculty
Crystal A. Gateley
Designed to assist health professionals with the transition from a clinical role to a faculty role, Clinical Practice to Academia: A Guide for New and Aspiring Health Professions Faculty provides a comprehensive overview of higher education for new and aspiring faculty across health professions including occupational therapy, physical therapy, athletic training, nursing, speech-language pathology, clinical and diagnostic sciences, and pharmacy. This practical guide explores the complexities of the faculty role and includes specific strategies related to teaching and learning in the health professions. Written by Dr. Crystal A. Gateley, Clinical Practice to Academia includes an overview of the issues most impacting academics today. Chapters are placed within the context of current health care and higher education settings. Conceptual foundations of teaching and learning are reviewed, and specific strategies for classroom instruction are provided. The text also includes suggestions for ongoing professional development through the first few years and beyond. Unique aspects of Clinical Practice to Academia include: Introduction to institutional differences that affect faculty roles; Focus on the first few years of an academic career; Recommendations for exploring campus and professional resources; Overview of today’s college students; and Self-directed learning activities in each chapter for further exploration of topics. With practical advice that can be tailored to unique faculty roles, Clinical Practice to Academia: A Guide for New and Aspiring Health Professions Faculty is a must-have for any health care professionals who are moving into academia.