PEDAGOGY IN HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT PROJECT
January 9, 2004—The American College of Healthcare
Executives has announced that it will fund a project for pedagogy
enhancement in health administration education. Commencing
major activity in January 2004 and concluding at the end of
the year, the project is a joint initiative resulting from
a long-standing partnership between ACHE and the Association
of University Programs in Health Administration.
the need to continue to improve the curriculum of programs
that prepare future healthcare leaders, the Pedagogy Enhancement
Project on Leadership Skills for Healthcare Management will
focus on the leadership knowledge and skills needed by graduates
of health administration programs. The work group will be
chaired by Diana Hilberman, Dr.P.H., incoming chair of AUPHA,
and will include both academics and healthcare management
practitioners. This project will identify key leadership needs
for entry-level leaders in the healthcare system. Based on
these identified needs, the work group will then develop organization
and leadership curriculum materials and pilot test the materials
in selected AUPHA programs. Successful teaching materials
instructor's guides will be disseminated to AUPHA program
faculty and other relevant professionals via a Web site.
"ACHE is delighted to assist AUPHA in developing teaching
materials that will better prepare early careerists for the
leadership challenges they will meet in the healthcare field,"
says Thomas C. Dolan, Ph.D., FACHE, CAE, president and chief
executive officer of ACHE.
W. Dalston, Ph.D., FACHE, president and chief executive officer
of AUPHA notes, "This pedagogy enhancement project focusing
on leadership, which is part of a larger initiative dealing
with pedagogy enhancement throughout health administration
education, is central to the mission of AUPHA, and promises
to be of great value to educational programs of health administration.
We are very grateful to ACHE for their interest and support,
and this project is a further continuation of our long-standing
relationship with ACHE."
American College of Healthcare Executives
The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international
professional society of 30,000 healthcare executives who lead
our nation’s hospitals, healthcare systems, and other
healthcare organizations. ACHE is known for its prestigious
credentialing and educational programs and its annual Congress
on Healthcare Management, which draws more than 4,000 participants
each year. ACHE is also known for its journal, the Journal
of Healthcare Management, and magazine, Healthcare
Executive, as well as ground-breaking research and career
development and public policy programs. ACHE's publishing
division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest
publishers of books and journals on all aspects of health
services management in addition to textbooks for use in college
and university courses. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward
its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare
leaders by providing exceptional value to its members.
Association of University Programs in Health Administration
The Association of University Programs in Health Administration
(AUPHA) is a network of colleges, universities, faculty, individuals
and organizations dedicated to the improvement of healthcare
delivery through excellence in Health Administration Education.
Our membership includes the premier Baccalaureate and Masters
degree programs in healthcare management in the United States
Deborah A. Labb, ACHE, (312) 424-9426
Liane P. Kluge, AUPHA, (202) 638-1448 ext. 110