• Faculty Offer Advice for Creating Clinical Programs

  • Dean Kim Metcalf of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, College of Education emphasizes the importance of understanding clinical practice as central to all aspects of the college’s work—not just as a side element useful for practice teaching. His faculty agree, saying the overarching intent of clinical partnerships must be to serve the surrounding community and students. They encourage others looking to build similar programs to take interest in their university’s surrounding community, such as by attending public events. Every partnership between institutions and their communities, they say, should create strong relationships through “natural connections.” In order to make these connections, all parties must put aside their egos, be observant, and remain [more]