FLORIDA CONSORTIUM OF CLINICAL EDUCATORS
April 13, 2007
1. Welcome and Introductions:
Officers: Kay Tasso (Chair), Catherine Page (Sec), Lori Gusman (Vice-Chair/ Treas).
ACCEs: Debbie Stern, Martha Boyer, Lisa Roberts, Lynda Jack, Carol Clayton, Robert
Wagner, Gwen Creel, Saralee Perry, Ginger Tripp, Jan Pollock, Adele Carr, Rebecca Cramer,
Jean McCauley, Patti Hooker, Janice Pitts, Anne Noonan, Shannon Ryals, Sharon Weil.
CCCEs: Eric Shamus, Charlotte Kofler, Mike Henkelman, Jamie Dyson, Stephanie Baker.
Board Liaison: Dr. Gloria Young, PT – FPTA Board of Directors.
Minutes approved for Nov. 3, 2006 meeting as sent via email Nov. 2006 by C. Page, posted to
a. Financial – Lori Gusman
Refer to report on web.
i. Outstanding CI Award
Lori to add to budget:
$200 ($100 each PT/PTA Awards);
$100 for the FCCE website.
ii. Iowa Consortium Challenge – Kay (Notice from APTA Education Section,
Clinical Education SIG)
Motion to support $500 pledge from the FCCE to fund research to the Foundation as
educational endowment for this year. Lori to add to Budget under Miscellaneous.
b. Research & Scholarship Committee (Nelson, Jamie, Becky, Gwen)
Jamie reported the activity of the R & S Committee for Nelson.
i. P & P – FCCE Research Proposal (website) $1000; deadline July 1; Qualifications:
“PT/PTA license;” Nelson to email Craig Crosby for posting to FPTA web. Suggestions
for publishing abstracts of previously funded research, and lists of sample clinical research
ii. Catastrophic Events P & P – *ACTION: Retreat Item
Catastrophic Emergency Funds (i.e., Hurricane Katrina), application for funds to students
for catastrophic events/family events. Process to be completed by Committee: amount,
based on credit hours enrolled, identify recipient. Document will be circulated for
discussion at next meeting for impact to clinical education.
iii. Outstanding CI Award – Gwen
Send criteria to Eric for placement on website. Criteria will remain as printed for
applicant to be APTA member; PT and PTA CI, ACCE/CCCE to submit by April 30 to
Committee, and application form includes space for APTA membership #.
4. Review of New FCCE Website – Eric
Send logo to Eric for placement on list of PT/PTA Programs to direct to program’s webpage.
5. Nominations for FCCE Secretary for elections at Fall meeting
Nominations: Eric Shamus, CCCE/NSU; Martha Boyer, ACCE/FIU. Continue to accept
nominations until next meeting.
6. Proposal to Board of PT Practice – Kay
ACCE to verify letter of thanks to CI (160 hours – 4 weeks fulltime or equivalent, max of 6
of 24 CEHs.). CIs will then be expected to self-report like all CEHs.
Clinical Education course syllabus should include Faculty: Assigned/Approved Clinical
Vote: 21 Support, 3 Abstain. June 14/15, 2007 next Board of PT Practice meeting in Miami.
Kay to contact Cheryl Searcy, Secretary to the Board for placement of this item on agenda 30
days prior to the meeting. Gwen, Sharon, Saralee, and Lori to assist in contacting the 36
consortia to seek practice. Suggestion to contact CIs/CCCEs/ACCEs for support to proposal.
7. FL Chapter RC to House of Delegates – Kay
RC 25-07, in spirit of 2020, that PT/PTA Programs should use (with friendly amendment)
“CI who received credential or certification.” Jody Gandy to write a support paper. Refer to
HODs website. Vote: Full support with no abstinence.
Discussion: Support for 2 brochures from FCCE – TIPS and FCCE/Mission. Sharon to
further develop. Booth at the FPTA meetings should continue.
8. Vote on FCCE Logo – Kay (invoice to Lori)
With exception of the officers, the group voted to not support the new logo developed by a
graphic designer. Kay will take back to the designer for new insignia to be designed.
9. Lunch Topic: Report of FCCE Survey of CIs – Catherine
Refer to web for survey results. Suggested by C. Page for use with CAPTE Self-Study
Report and clinical education. Discussion on results of decrease cost/free/low attendance.
10. PTA On-site reviewer’s guidelines – Carol
Information sent via email for PTA criteria which shows clinical education requirements
across all sections (refer to document for specific criteria).
11. Revisions to APTA’s PT-CPI and PTA-CPI – Carol
E-mail from C.Clayton to Jody Gandy: “Jody I can’t tell from perusing the APTA
website, whether the newly revised PT-CPI is being used by PT programs and clinical sites
yet. Is it? I know that when I was with you for the revisions to the PTA-CPI, the training
hadn’t been in place yet. That was some 5 months ago, so I was checking to see how that was
Response: “The revised PT-CPI is not yet being used. We are in the process of completing
contract negotiations with the company that will be designing, testing, and implementing a
web-based version of the PT-CPI. Please be patient while we build this system in a cost-
effective manner that will do the job that it needs to do in order to have ease of data entry
Sample draft of CPI-Projected Performance Criteria: PT/PTA. CPI-PT completed June 2006
with online orientation projected. Final CPI-PTA projected 2009.
12. Revisions to Student Update Form – Gwen – *ACTION: Retreat Item
Gwen, Kay, Jean, and Shannon will review FIU electronic version and bring back to next
meeting for discussion.
13. FCCE Retreat – Kay
Suggestions made for retreat items for next meeting identified from this meeting:
Janet Bezner, PT, PhD, VP/APTA to share APTA’s Strategic Plan Goal #1:
Clinical Education outcomes;
RN from Tampa on humor topic during lunch and/or dinner;
14. Site Visit Info – Lori – *ACTION: Retreat Item
Send to Lori copies used in clinical site visit for electronic collation to be shared at the next
15. FCCE Workshop – Kay (Refer to P & P of CI Workshop on webpage)
a. Distribute copies of CD to members needing them
P & P of hosting CI Certification workshops is to take course then can teach.
b. Schedule of upcoming courses – FPTA pre-conference (Sharon)
No FCCE CI Workshop scheduled as Pre-conference for the Fall 2007 FPTA.
Rotation of courses: APTA/UNF – Summer 2007;
USA/UF – Fall;
USF/St. Pete – Fall;
UM/FIU/NSU – Nov. (may need to do 2);
SCC/USF – March;
Polk/Manatee – Spring
Others - TBD
c. Modifications of CD
2005 $5,000 spent on duplication of CD with UCF/Scott Harp, which includes forms,
power points, and videos.
2006 CI Instructor’s Manual Karen Cascardi sent on email (Sections I-IV).
Refer to web for revised forms for registration and summary evaluations.
Changes should be made to the front page with ACCEs updated as appropriate.
No additional changes to be made to CDs!
d. Online version of course – *ACTION: Retreat Item
Online education hosting to be determined Kay - USA; Debbie Stern - Online
University. Compare for cost, features, etc. in development of FCCE CI Certification
course to be taken online.
16. Teleconferencing from NSU FCCE Meetings – Debbie (added to agenda)
No cost from NSU sites: Tampa, Ft. Myers, Jax, Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale. Technician at
each site – interactive through phone line. Availabilities of date to be confirmed. Or,
universities/colleges with teleconferencing capabilities (dial-in).
17. New JUN software – Kay – *ACTION: Retreat Item
JUN Consulting, Steve Otten, PT, creating software for clinical education management.
Commitment $ needed by Steve.
Current vs. New:
Housed on internet;
Microsoft Office application;
Aggregate Datato compare individual program;
Pivot charts, pivot tables;
CAPTE Reports (criteria, CSIF, CPI, Student Evaluation);
Potential for research on program, clinical sites, etc.;
Uniform drop-down menus;
Cost: $2500 initial fees include – support, training, etc.,
Support by 7 PT Programs: FIU (possibly), NSU, UM, UF, USA, UCF, UNF (possibly).
PTA Programs are inhibited by cost but interested in learning more of how to sell to their
Administrations, as well as to become more familiar with the software options.
18. Creation of annual FCCE calendar – Kay
Development of an FCCE Calendar to include:
March 1-15 National Clinical Education Mailing for slots
April 30 – Outstanding CI (PT/PTA)*
July 1 – Research Awards*
* February 9th – FPTA deadline for publication in the March Update
Spring/Fall Dates of FCCE Meeting
Include plans for future courses.
19. “Vouchers” for CIs/CCCEs - Kay
Changes in the requirements for Scholarships allow for CIs/CCCEs to use the money for any
type of course making the vouchers no longer necessary.
20. Next meeting – September 28, 2007, 10:00 AM. ORMC
FCCE Email list was circulated for verification of data, and will be updated and sent with
minutes following this meeting. Jamie to confirm availability.
21. Thanks and Awards
Appreciation for service was expressed to both, Catherine Page and Lynda Jack, for their
participation with the FCCE in anticipation of their upcoming retirements this Spring. In
addition, a thank-you was expressed by the FCCE to Charlotte Silver-Kofler, for her years
of service as former chair to the group. Good-luck to all three of you in your new journeys!
Sharon D. Weil, PTA, M.Ed.
ACCE/ PTA Program
Indian River Community College