Veterinary Educator Collaborative



Veterinary Educator Collaborative


The Veterinary Educator Collaborative (VEC) is a working group under the associate deans of the Academic Affairs Committee of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges that provides online and face-to-face collaboration and sharing between veterinary medical educators. VEC focuses on planning, faculty development, and sharing best practices. Participants exchange ideas, learn from each other, and generate new ideas in the context of an ongoing collaborative exchange. The collaborative serves as a mechanism to address challenges in veterinary education and is open to all veterinary educators and the educationalists who support them.

Veterinary Educator Collaborative Slated for June 2016 in Alberta 

Faculty members interested in creating new dimensions of excellence and quality in veterinary medical education are invited to attend the 2016 AAVMC Veterinary Educator Collaborative Symposium. This year’s symposium will be held June 19-22 on the campus of the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada.

The Veterinary Educator Collaborative (VEC) is a working group that operates within the context of the AAVMC’s Academic Affairs Committee. The collaborative serves as a mechanism to address challenges in veterinary education and is open to all veterinary educators and the educationalists that support them.

The symposium focuses on innovations in veterinary education and the program includes:
  • Pre-conference workshops on admissions and competency based education and assessment throughout the curriculum
  • Plenary sessions with breakout sessions covering educational advancements in teaching and engagement
  • Interactive poster sessions spanning educational research and innovative teaching methods
  • Hands on clinical and basic sciences education workshops where participants will engage with peers to learn and share best practices regarding important and emerging topics in veterinary medical education
Access conference information and see the call for abstracts.

For questions, contact Cara Sharko (csharko@ucalgary.ca) or Kent Hecker (kghecker@ucalgary.ca).



The VEC's discussion board, found here, is hosted by the Network of Veterinary ICT in Education (NOVICE),
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