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Poster presented at: AOTA Education Summit in Atlanta, Georgia.


This presentation discusses the Teaching and Learning Initiative (TLI), a comprehensive program for building faculty capacity to design and implement educational research in a school of health professions. The TLI is a staged program based on Eade's (1997) approach to capacity building, which the authors apply to the academic environment. The TLI consisted of 4 stages:

1. Initial planning and data gathering.

2. Training faculty in educational outcomes research.

3. Faculty submission of educational outcomes research for intramural funding.

4. Participatory action research approach to further develop faculty capacity for the scholarship of teaching and learning, including educational outcomes research.