Coordinator for Student Services, Leadership, and Engagement
The Explorations in Collaborative Leadership and InterProfessional Education (ECLIPSE) program at Oakland University is a novel leadership initiative designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration longitudinally between students within the School of Health Sciences (SHS). Through ECLIPSE, SHS students build a foundation for effective interprofessional teamwork, communication, and collaboration before advancing to their careers or further education.
The ECLIPSE program offers collaborative leadership and interprofessional education experiences in all majors within the SHS. Students engaged in the program develop the competencies of interprofessional education (communication, values, roles/responsibilities, and teamwork) through: 1) participation in ECLIPSE workshops 2) reflections on interprofessional experiences in and outside of academic courses 3) peer mentorship 4) a culminating community impact project. As students participate in ECLIPSE activities, mentoring, and other collaborative leadership experiences on and off campus, they submit reflections detailing the knowledge and skills gained through their experiences. Students complete an e-portfolio, documenting their leadership experiences and personal growth over the course of their education at Oakland University.