Graduation Year


Document Type




Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Degree Granting Department

Curriculum and Instruction

Major Professor

Elizabeth Shaunessy-Dedrick, Ph.D.

Committee Member

J. Howard Johnston, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Veselina Lambrev, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Cheryl Ellerbrock, Ph.D.


academic mergers, community hospitals, curriculum development, graduate medical education, innovative platforms, professional development


This study aims to support the development of the series, particularly this evaluation study addresses the faculty development program within a newly formed academic partnership between teaching and community physicians. The evaluation addresses the opportunities, assets, and strengthens in the programming while constructing it for the intended users. While this study supports the evolution of the new program, it jointly enhances the collective’s efforts and innovative initiatives within a new academic partnership among leaders and clinical faculty through its ongoing development. The learning and actions derived from the assessments were guided by analysis from needs assessments and interviews as part of the developmental evaluation and stakeholders’ experiences and feedback. The evaluation uses the approach to collectively gather and organize the data collected from surveys and interviews as part of the data analysis and to inform stakeholders while supporting the innovation. Even though this example is focused on an innovation platform in the clinical faculty development program context, it can be applied in other contexts due to the increasing interest in multi-stakeholder platforms and the inherent challenges with evaluating these complex systems in high uncertainty. This study can guide future mergers with academic medical centers and community hospitals for leaders, curriculum designers, and faculty developers.

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