For Faculty and Staff

Getting Involved

While the majority of CHIP programming is student-driven, faculty and staff play an important role by providing guidance, support and expertise. Below are ways to support students to “Connect, Learn, Serve and Lead” across professions through CHIP.

CHIP Advisory Board

CHIP Advisory Board

The CHIP Advisory Board is comprised of student representatives, alumni, faculty and staff from a broad range of health professional fields.

Faculty/staff members of the Advisory Board support CHIP by:

  • Helping to develop/update the vision and long-term goals for CHIP;

  • Supporting opportunities for faculty and students to build relationships across professions;

  • Guiding the development of interprofessional co-curricular, leadership, service, and social initiatives for students;

  • Raising awareness of CHIP and inspiring others to get involved.

 Members of the Advisory Board commit to:

  • Serve as point of contact in school/program for CHIP activities

  • Provide advice to CHIP staff and student leaders regarding program development

  • Communicate information about CHIP events/activities to students and faculty

  • Attend two-three meetings per year. Meetings will include:

    • Presentation/report on CHIP activities

    • Discussion on issues, challenges, future directions for programming

    • Building relationships with colleagues and student representatives

CLARION Case Competition Coach

CLARION Case Competition Coach

  • Work with a team of 3-4 health professional students as they create a plan to respond to a systemic issue in healthcare

  • Work with teams begins late January and goes through early March for most teams, mid-April for the team that is forwarded to the National Competition

  • Time commitment varies and is negotiated between student team and coach

CLARION Liaison

CLARION Liaison

CLARION Liaisons are faculty or staff that support student participation in the CLARION Case Competition by:

  • Circulating recruitment material within school or program and encouraging student participation

  • Communicating with students from your school or program after they have enrolled to show support from the school’s leadership and encourage them to stay engaged

  • Communicating important dates and updates to fellow faculty (i.e. spreading the word about competition winners from your school or program)

  • Communicating results of competitions within your school or program

Interprofessional Student Parent Community (ISPC) Faculty Supporter

Interprofessional Student Parent Community (ISPC) Faculty Supporter

  • Meet with healthcare professional students who are parents at lunch meetings

  • Share your story of parenting as a student and/or healthcare professional with current student-parents

  • Attend at least one monthly meeting per year and/or one family-friendly event per year

Speaker/Facilitator on Area of Expertise at Student Event

Speaker/Facilitator on Area of Expertise at Student Event

  • Leadership Retreat

  • Lunch Lectures hosted by a variety of IP student groups

  • CLARION’s Interprofessional Dinner

Student Organization Faculty Advisor

Student Organization Faculty Advisor

By serving as a Faculty Advisor to a Campus Life Program (CLP) connected to CHIP, faculty play an important role in:

  • Supporting the student organization to meet their goals

  • Providing connections to and resources for the student groups areas of interest

  • Building relationships with students and understanding interests outside of the classroom

  • Mentoring/providing context to how their work within the student group can translate to health professional careers

  • Time commitment varies by group and is negotiated between students and faculty.  CHIP staff also support the group.

Interested in getting involved? Please tell us more on our short google form or contact CHIP Director Laura Dammer Hess at damm0032@umn.edu
Faculty and staff opportunities are ongoing throughout the year, but some are coordinated early in the fall semester. Please notify us of your interest before Friday, September 28th.
"CHIP has provided me with a level of professional and personal, curricular and extracurricular integration that makes being part of the AHC both exciting and deeply satisfying."                                                                                                                        - Jennifer Gunn, Ph.D. Associate Professor of History of Medicine, UMN