Faculty & 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.

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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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • Leadership Retreat

  • Lunch Lectures hosted by a variety of IP student groups

  • CLARION’s Interprofessional Dinner

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.