Teaching Academy

Faculty Development Workshops #11

Dr. India Lane

Clinical Teaching Workshop:

Clinical Information on Improvement: "Thanks for the Feedback"

September 5, 2018

India Lane, DVM, MS, EdD, DACVIM

Professor at University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine


Dr. India LaneIndia Frances Lane is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and attended the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia where she earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1988. She then completed an internship at Texas A & M University and a residency in small animal medicine and Master of Science degree at Colorado State University. India then accepted a faculty position at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada, followed by a similar position at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM), moving back to the southeast in 1997. In these positions, Dr. Lane focused clinical and research interests in small animal urology while becoming increasingly involved in teaching development and educational planning. She earned a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in 2008 and has served as Director of Educational Enhancement in the UT College of Veterinary Medicine and Assistant, then Associate Vice President and Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Success for the University of Tennessee statewide system.

In the veterinary college, Dr. Lane guided implementation of applied, problem-based courses, co-developed a model veterinary Master Teacher Program and led the extracorporeal lithotripsy service until 2011. In the Office of the Vice President, she facilitated innovative instructional projects, academic program proposals, policy review and statewide transfer initiatives.

Dr. Lane has received several awards for teaching and educational work, including the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Tennessee, the Faculty Recognition Award from the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association Faculty, and the Wharton Professorship in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Most recently, she was recognized with the Gamma Sigma Delta Outstanding Team Award for contributions to the Master Teacher Program, and the National Gamma Award from Omega Tau Sigma Fraternity in recognition of distinguished service to the veterinary profession. Her work has led to over 100 publications and book chapters and prestigious editorial positions with the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education and in common veterinary textbooks and resources. Dr. Lane also co-edited the first veterinary content for Decision Support in Medicine, an electronic resource, launched in 2017.

Dr. Lane returned to a full-time faculty role in 2018 and currently serves as Professor of Medicine in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, teaching urology to veterinary students and developing graduate student and faculty teaching skills in the veterinary college. Her scholarly work at this time is focused on disseminating faculty development materials for veterinary education and improving the clinical training of veterinary students.

Schedule of Events:


Wednesday (September 5th):

8 am
- What’s the Big Deal about Feedback? (House Office Seminar) - Register for Seminar

      Description: At the core, clinical teaching and coaching is all about timely and constructive feedback. Learners at different levels need tailored feedback; medical teams need to be able to have routine multidirectional conversations about performance and behavior in order to function effectively and efficiently. We’ll explore the learner and supervisor perspectives and practice strategies for giving and receiving feedback, with the goal of minimizing the associated time and stress.

      Location: ADBF 2018/2020

12:10-1:45 pm - Part 1. Next Level Feedback: What are the best strategies and words to use in formal, structured feedback settings? How can we coach and mentor learners through difficult challenges? - Register for Session

      Description: Participants will receive multiple examples of effective language and will tackle specific difficult situations.

      Location: VTH 1408

      Handout: Sample Narrative Feedback

2:10- 3:45 pm -Part 2. Next Level Clinical Education - Register for Session

      Description:This session will spring-boarding from the Part 1 discussions. We will tackle the challenge of teaching in the client service and patient care oriented tertiary hospital. What can we change to preserve our sanity and enhance faculty, student and staff enjoyment, as well as performance, in the clinical environment?

      Location: VTH 1408

Washington State University