Feb 03, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECLIPSE - Explorations in Collaborative Leadership and InterProfessional Education Program

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Kelli Dowd
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.

Requirements to participate in ECLIPSE

Students interested in participating in ECLIPSE must have declared a School of Health Sciences major.  Students can become involved in ECLIPSE at any time; however, those nearing the end of their degree should consult with the ECLIPSE Coordinator.

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