Academic Faculty Resources
Visit this page for the latest updates on the AHIMA Foundation's education resources, projects, awards and publications.
Academic Advisor published bi-monthly exclusively for educators. Includes educator updates, classroom tools and tips, scholarship opportunities, annual symposium information, and updates from the Council for Excellence in Education. Subscribe to Academic Advisor (AHIMA members only)
Assembly on Education and Faculty Development Institute (AOE/FDI) Symposium
AOE/FDI Symposium is the premier conference for health information educators and the primary forum for leadership in health information management education held annually in July. All full-time, part-time, and adjunct faculty are encouraged to attend. The Faculty Development Institute, a two-day conference prior to AOE, focuses on helping new faculty refine their classroom management and teaching skills.
- Date: July 26 - July 30, 2014
- Location: Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL
- AOE/FDI Call for Abstracts
- Submission Dates: November 15, 2013 - January 24, 2013, Learn more here
To learn more about this year's AOE/FDI symposium visit www.ahima.org/events under domain healthcare leadership and innovation.
CourseShare is an exclusive online destination for HIM educators promoting excellence in teaching by providing free learning materials such as lectures, instructor's note, quizzes and other resources that make exceptional teaching possible. All items are cross-referenced and indexed to make it easy to find a learning packet to help with a particular topic, and are peer reviewed to ensure quality and relevance.
Anyone can contribute to CourseShare, by submitting materials for the peer-review acceptance process. Only active academic educators in a CAHHIIM accredited program or one that in candidacy for accreditation can download the learning materials. You will need an AHIMA ID to access the online resources. Educators who are AHIMA members obtain access to CourseShare by e-mailing email@example.com with their member identification number and their program director's verification of their faculty status.
Engage Community for Educators
A private academic community is found in the AHIMA Engage website. The AOE community, is a large online community, with more than 1,600 members. The community is where educators can start discussion threads and share resources. To join the private academic community, please have your program director contact firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for new faculty to be added. Go to engage.ahima.org to login into the community.
Educators can discuss concerns or obtain clarification on academic issues, please contact email@example.com to set-up an appointment. https://courseshare.ahima.org/
Faculty Development Regional Meetings
These face-to-face meetings exclusively for educators (full-time, part-time, or adjunct) will provide didactic instruction on data analysis, information governance, and project management. Group working sessions to integrate content into actionable lesson and activity planning follows the didactic phase of the program.
- February 27 - 28, 2014, Westwood College, Atlanta, GA
- April 3 - 4, 2014, University of Maryland University College, Largo, MD
- June 5 - 6, 2014, College of St. Scholastica (CCS), Duluth, MN, Registration and Event Details
- June 19 - 20, 2014, Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL, Registration and Event Details
- August 7-8, 2014, Mesa College, San Diego, CA, Registration and Event Details
To learn more about the Faculty Development Regional Meetings visit www.ahima.org/events under domain healthcare leadership and innovation.
Professional Practice Experience (PPE)
Bridging the gap from student to employee is difficult to do. To assist Health Information Management (HIM) students with this important transition, the AHIMA House of Delegates on Higher Education (HOD HE) has developed a comprehensive guide for students, programs, and affiliation sites that outline the process for HIM students to have meaningful exposure to the HIM practice environment. This typically involves the student being assigned to a site for a set period of time in order to blend theory (what is learned in the classroom) with practice (real world application). Credentialed HIM practitioners are encouraged to help their college programs with finding PPE sites for HIM students.
Professional Practice Experience Guide
To learn more about being a Professional Practice Site Manager or how to
volunteer your organization as a PPE site see the AHIMA website here.
Webinars for Educators and Faculty
Webinars series for educators, offering an introduction to AHIMA and the AHIMA Foundation's academic services and resources, teaching tips, and current information on the HIM profession. Register below.
- January 15, 3:00PM -4:00 PM (CST), Vlab and CourseShare Demo, Access the recording in CourseShare.
- January 22, 3:00PM -4:00 PM (CST), Information Governance, Access the recording in CourseShare.
- February 12, 3:00PM -4:00 PM (CST), Developing a Master's Program Proposal, Access the recording in CourseShare.
- February 19, 3:00PM -4:00 PM (CST), Congressional Advocacy...from an HIM Perspective, Access the recording in CourseShare.
- March 12, 3:00PM -4:00 PM (CST), Technology Teaching Tools, Access the recording in CourseShare..
- April 1, 2:30PM - 4:00 PM (CST), Program Self-Assessment Tool, Access the recording in CourseShare..
For those unable to attend, a recording will be available in CourseShare.