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Facilitating Small Group Learning: Tips for Successful Student Engagement

December 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm







Fall 2021 CIPhER programs will only be offered via Zoom.

Facilitating Small Group Learning: Tips for Successful Student Engagement

12:00 pm – 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 15, 2021, via Zoom

Small group, team-based learning is a critical component to the Eshelman School of Pharmacy curriculum. The curriculum maximizes interaction between student and professor, thus necessitating the need for trained facilitators to support student learning in small groups. During this program, we will identify, describe, and apply key skills that will support small group facilitation to ensure that all students have an opportunity to engage in thoughtful productive conversations. At the end of the program, participants will leave with strategies they can implement in their small groups.  

Program Agenda:

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm         Facilitating Small Group Learning (School faculty/staff and guests))

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm           Facilitator Sessions for PCE II and iPTHTH (Facilitators will be notified of required attendance by course directors)

Learning Objectives:  At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the role of the facilitator during small group team-based learning sessions
  2. Outline strategies for how to establish group norms, encourage active participation, and handle common challenges during group sessions
  3. Identify evidence-based best practices and clear, concrete steps to facilitate inclusive learning

Target Audience:  This program is designed for all faculty, staff, preceptors and trainees who facilitate small group learning (12-1 pm portion of the program).  Facilitators of UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy courses are required to attend the entire program (12-1:30 pm)

Registration:  For non-UNC affiliates, registration is $15.00. Non-UNC affiliates are welcome to attend the 12:00-1:00 portion of the program.  (UNC Affiliates are considered to be faculty, staff, trainees, students, preceptors and residents who currently work for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill or support its students.) 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Friday, December 10, at 5 p.m.

To Register Click Here

The University Of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE program 0046-9999-21-290-L04-P provides 1.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit. To receive CE credit, participants must complete the CE attendance form and the online evaluation of the program (instructions to be emailed). Statements of credit can be viewed and printed in CPE Monitor in approximately 2 to 3 weeks. **No partial credit will be available**

Presenter Information:

Kyle Fassett, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate, CIPhER

Kyle Fassett, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral research associate with CIPhER at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. He received a doctorate in higher education with a focus in educational psychology, measurement, and evaluation and a master’s in learning sciences from Indiana University Bloomington. He also holds a master’s in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University. His research focuses on teaching and learning inside and outside the classroom as well as the experiences of queer collegians.



Event FAQ

  • A Zoom link will be provided prior to the session via a confirmation Outlook invitation. For CE purposes, you must be registered for the program and we must be able to tie your registration to your Zoom attendance.  If your login to Zoom is different from your name, please send an email to with details.


December 15, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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