2022 Modules Project

The ASPE Modules Project seeks to facilitate the development of individual courses or workshops specifically designed for presentations at institutions, organizations, and conferences on behalf of ASPE. After completion, modules are recommended to the Center for SP Methodology for completion as Lessons for future course content in SP Methodology. These modules reflect standards of best practice in the field of SP Methodology, and at this time, are generally applicable to novice audiences.

Through curriculum development, authors have the opportunity to educate and connect with other SP Educators around the world. Developers highlight their knowledge and expertise as content experts in various areas of SP methodology. Actively participating at this level positively impacts an author's professional CV or resume and enhances professional development through collaboration with other ASPE members. In return, by emphasizing best practices in the industry, authors demonstrate community, collaboration, and core values of the Association of SP Educators.

A contractual agreement is established between module authors and ASPE assuring future authorship recognition; however, final module content will belong to ASPE. In compensation for completion of a module, authors will receive a total of $1,000 per module upon the completion and after receiving final approval from the ASPE’s Executive Committee. Authors may submit multiple curriculum abstracts both collaboratively and/or individually. Keep in mind, however, that the compensation is paid per module and not per author.

Please note: Module development includes following specific PowerPoint and Presentation Manual guidelines. Accepted authors may be asked to provide and present a modified presentation of their module during the 2022 ASPE Annual Conference at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, unless otherwise noted as a virtual offering.

Submitted modules are reviewed according to established rubrics by a panel of ASPE peers who serve on the Modules 2.0 Committee. For more information or to inquire about ASPE service on this committee visit the ASPE Committees page

2022 Curriculum Call for Authors

This year, the Modules Project is seeking modules on two topics of curricular interests in SP Methodology. Included is a clarification of the initial title call, and some suggestions on content. Learning Objectives for specific modules are submitted by authors as part of the application. 

1.)        SP Program Management Components

    • An overview of specific logistical components of SP events that any novice or practiced SP Educator may need to consider.
    • Managing stakeholders, differences in SP Status and payroll structures, SP Quality Assurance, and methods for casting and scheduling SPs.
    • Event uses for SP Methodology (OSCE style, formative, summative, Physical Exam practice, Hybrids).

2.)        SP Program Justification Toolkit

    • Topics that SP programs may use to advocate for more resources at various types of institutions.
    • A team approach of SP Educators from different types of institutions would be most effective for the development of this module.

The Curriculum Call for Authors has now closed. For more information please contact the Modules 2.0 Ad Hoc Committee Chair, Erin Siebers, HERE