Team Launch features three interrelated courses that will enable participants to:
• Understand the characteristics of highly effective teams
• Learn effective teamwork skills
• Implement and refine their teamwork knowledge and skills through an immersive Team Projects experience
• Demonstrate teamwork proficiencies
• Reinforce the importance of teamwork broadly across the College
Launch Pad uses problem-based, experiential learning, guided by faculty mentors, to build teamwork knowledge, awareness, and skills. Students participating in Launch Pad gain knowledge of essential teamwork skills (e.g., Leadership, Negotiations, Cooperation, Communication, Conflict Resolution) and personal teamwork strengths and weaknesses.
Team Discovery sessions include seminars, workshops and roundtable discussions focused on team- and career-oriented skills essential in almost any professional path, while reinforcing the importance of teamwork.
Team Projects enables students to learn, implement and enhance their teamwork skills. Students are placed on an authentic team tackling real-world problems. As a culmination, student teams present written and oral reports to peers, faculty members and others at a judged Capstone event. The winning team receives funds to support their professional development.
Faculty participate as instructors, facilitators and mentors within Team Launch and in professional development training to help them prepare for their roles. Faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows and residents are eligible to serve as one of four faculty fellows selected each year to work alongside instructors as teacher-learners.
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Course Policy on Students with Disabilities
Baylor of Medicine is committed to providing equitable access to students with documented disabilities (e.g. mental health, attentional, learning, chronic health, sensory, or physical). To ensure access to Team Launch courses, please contact Student Disability Services to engage in a confidential conversation about the process for requesting reasonable accommodations for Launch Pad and Team Projects experiences.
Accommodations are not provided retroactively. Therefore, students are encouraged to register with Student Disability Services as soon as they begin the program. More information can be found online by visiting the Student Disability Services website or by contacting Student Disability Coordinator, Mikiba W. Morehead at firstname.lastname@example.org.