“In 2022, future healthcare professionals entering higher education institutions will do so with the expectation that their professors, clinical mentors and administrators possess mastery of the digital media and technological skills that are integral to the Students’ existence. Furthermore, it would be a reasonable expectation of Students that those responsible for their learning have not only clinical expertise, but also a deep understanding of educational theories and the ability to apply teaching principles that leverage the tools of the digital age to facilitate the learning of 21st century skills (critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication) specifically in the context of their future professional domain.”
-- Introduction to the Concept Paper for Center for Innovation and Excellence in Learning (CIEL)
Academic and Instructional Innovation
A&II has the mission to achieve the objectives described in the CIEL excerpt above. A&II collaborates closely with the other Teaching and Learning Excellence (TLE) departments under Penny Bamford, IT and Media Services to discover or create and implement the most effective academic technology and best practices to improve teaching and learning at SMU. After implementation, A&II assess the effectiveness of implemented technology and practices to ensure that they effectively serve the community. Read more about A&II.
Health Sciences Simulation Center (HSSC)
SMU students and faculty, and working professionals from our community partners, practice all types of simulation, using state-of-the-art medical equipment and simulation equipment, plus the services of skilled actors known as standardized patients. Advanced audio visual equipment records every word and move for debriefing. Read more about the HSSC.
Motion Analysis Research Center (MARC)
The Motion Analysis Research Center (MARC) at Samuel Merritt University (SMU) is a 2,000 ft² state-of-the art laboratory designed to advance the study of human movement in education, research and patient care. Read more about the MARC.
The Technology Committee of Samuel Merritt University (SMU) serves as a strategic advisory body for recommendations pertaining to campus technology. The Committee assists in the development of the University's technology strategy and in the ongoing evaluation of progress towards meeting strategic objectives. Read more about the Technology Committee.