WSU Applebaum advisors present at NACADA conference
Academic services officers from the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences presented "Who is Allen Apple? Using a Dynamic Case Study Model as a Major Exploration Tool" at the NACADA Great Lakes Region V conference, held at the Detroit Renaissance Center on March 14. NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising is the primary organization for student affairs professionals. Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson delivered keynote remarks at the conference, and Associate Provost for Student Success Monica Brockmeyer was part of the panel discussion.
The Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences developed a case study that follows a patient through stages of health care from diagnosis to end-of-life to showcase professions in the order patients experience them, allowing students to better understand career options. As opposed to learning about major options as stand-alone paths, this approach demonstrates how health professions are interrelated and can help students determine where they may best fit in the cycle. The case study format often uses hands-on exercises to encourage student engagement and provide a more meaningful experience. We will arrange the room as “major stations” following the case study, so attendees can gain a better understanding of how we explore program options with students in a dynamic format that can be adapted to fit other professional majors.