Faculty Associates and Fellows Programs

The Faculty Associates and Fellows Programs honor individuals who contribute significantly to IPE through teaching, scholarly activity, and service, and build a community of leaders to enhance and support IPE at the University of Kentucky. Such support includes continuing participation as facilitators in IPE curricula, providing authentic clinical IPE, serving as mentors to other faculty members working toward becoming Associates or Fellows, serving on various Center committees and providing advice to Center staff. 

Both Associates and Fellows are self-governing, electing respective three member Steering Committees biannually. The Steering Committees, in turn elect Chairs from among their members annually. Initially, one member of each Steering Committee will serve a one year term to assure continuity in membership. The Center Director and Associate Director serve on these bodies as "ex officio" and without vote as do two students per committee, named by the Chairs based on recommendations from the members. Student terms may be a maximum of two years. Students should be graduates of the Deans' Interprofessional Honors Colloquium or Leadership Legacy or in other ways have distinguished themselves in IPE. Staff support for the Associates and Fellows is provided by the Health Education Coordinator and IPE Specialist of the Center. The Associates and Fellows meet annually in convocation to discuss the Center's function and to provide ideas for improvement.

Identification as an Associate or Fellow is initiated by submission of a self-nominating application or nomination by a member of the academic community. Nominations may come from faculty members, staff members, or students. To be considered for Associate status, the applicant or nominee must have documented completion of at least two IPE activities from the following options. To be considered for Fellow status, the applicant or nominee must have documented completion of at least two IPE activities from the following options and have produced at least two examples of scholarship in IPE or in interprofessional clinical practice in the form of an article in a refereed professional journal or a presentation at a conference for which submissions are reviewed for inclusion. The publication or presentation must have occured within the last five years. First authorship is not required, but the individual must have contributed significantly to the publication or presentation. This could be documented in a supporting letter from the first author.

Qualifying Activities: 
1. Serving as a course director for an IPE certified course. 
2. Serving as a facilitator on a regular basis in iCATS in a manner that is valued by students and peers, based on student evaluations and peer report.
3. Serving as a facilitator on a regular basis in Deans' Interprofessional Honors Colloquium, or Interprofessional Teamwork in Global Health in a manner that is valued by students and peers, based on student evaluations and peer report.
4. Providing authentic clinical IPE in a manner that is valued by students and peers, based on student evaluations and peer report. 
5. Receiving grant funding to support IPE. 
6. Creating an IPE faculty development activity.
7. Creating an IPE module.
8. Having a leadership role in administration of the Center.  

Applications will be reviewed by the Health Education Coordinator and IPE Specialist for completeness. Complete applications will be forwarded to the appropriate Steering Committee. The Steering Committee will either approve the application and recommend the applicant or nominee to the Board of Directors for appointment, or will disapprove the application and return it to the applicant or nominator with recommendations for improvement. 

For applications that are not complete because they do not include two activities and/or lack the requisite scholarly product, the Health Education Coordinator and IPE Specialist will consult with the appropriate Steering Committee Chair to identify an Associate or Fellow to serve as a mentor to the applicant or nominee in developing  IPE activities to fulfill the criteria. Applications that are incomplete for any other reason will be returned to the applicant or nominator for revision.

Nominations may be submitted at any time, but are reviewed in bulk twice per year, once in the Spring Semester and once in the Fall Semester. The applications to nominate yourself or one of your colleagues are provided in the links below. If you are active in IPE at UK, we hope you will consider pursuing Associate or Fellow status. Please contact Shelley Ferrin (shelley.ferrin@uky.edu) Health Education Coordinator (Center for Interprofessional Health Education, Todd 292) with any questions or for help with the application process.  

Self-Nomination Fellows Application

Colleague Nomination Fellows Application

Self-Nomination Associates Application

Colleague Nomination Associates Application