Unusual Meeting Format Reflects ADEA CCI's Mission—Change and Innovation
Ten years after their inaugural meeting in the Big Easy, ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental Education (ADEA CCI) Liaisons returned to New Orleans this June. They brought with them an ambitious vision—to shift the priorities of dental education from teaching to learning, from silos to systems, from procedures to people and—as one attendee put it—from feeding to fishing.
Over the course of the next two and a half days, 85 ADEA CCI Liaisons from 41 institutions shared ideas, gathered tools for change and took part in ADEA’s first “Learning How to Assess Innovation” poster competition. In total, 32 schools presented posters outlining ongoing or aspirational projects. In Round 1 of the three-phase competition, teams of Liaisons evaluated the posters for innovation (how the project departs from current practice), significance (its importance to the future of dental education), collaboration (what human and other resources will be employed), implementation (how the idea would be carried out) and plans for measuring project outcomes. The next morning, the 10 finalist teams that emerged from the initial round of judging used skits, song and the power of rhetoric to pitch their ideas to a panel of mock dental school deans.
Client: American Dental Education Association
Coverage of the 10th annual meeting of the ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental Education