IPE VALUE PROPOSITIONS & EXAMPLES
Interprofessional Education brings critical values to the table by synergizing the competencies and skills of different JSU departments to enable students to collaboratively learn and practice skills that will improve services, especially positive health outcomes. JSU’s mission focuses on a learning-centered community that provides distinctive educational, cultural, and social experiences to prepare students to be competent, ethical professionals as well as engaged, responsible, global citizens. IPE supports the JSU mission in several ways which are discussed below.
Cultural Competence/Cultural Humility and Communication
IPE has the potential to increase the competency of JSU students to deal with clients/patients from different cultural backgrounds. By working with students from different departments and diverse backgrounds, students will learn how to provide culturally competent care to their patients/clients and to properly communicate with them.
IPE provides the opportunity to interact with the community and learn the skills needed to serve the community better.
Theater and Film Department
History and Foreign Language Department
Family & Consumer Sciences Department
Counseling and Instructional Support Departments
Social Work Department
VALUE FOR DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS
There are several ways multiple departments at JSU might contribute to, and benefit from IPE. All departments embrace a sense of collaboration that supports the mission of IPE to work with all areas within the University to improve student learning and preparedness.
The examples below are a preliminary list of potential ideas listed by department. Each of these areas offers unique contributions that could enhance and specialize the training of students as well as allow for more diverse and creative avenues of treatment.
It should be noted that these ideas are simply possibilities supported by the overall discipline; listing them does not necessarily mean a course, major, or program is currently offered in the
department or that a faculty member with the required training or expertise is currently employed within the department.
Ideas may be further developed and defined as the focus of IPE at JSU progresses.
Chemistry & Geosciences Department
Mathematical, Computing, & Information Sciences Department
Department of Communication
Department of Finance, Economics, & Accounting
Department of Management and Marketing
Department of Applied Engineering
Respiratory Therapy Department
The Library is in a great position to participate in the Interprofessional Education Initiative at Jacksonville State University. Our main accrediting agency is the American Library Association (ALA). The ALA acknowledges the unique role of librarians in facilitating campus-wide IPE since our profession is interdisciplinary by nature. We work as subject specialists amongst a wide range of disciplines.