Rachel Slaymaker, LMSW

Director of Field Education
Assistant Professor of Social Work

Degrees
B.S., Angelo State University
M.S.S.W., University of Texas Austin

Telephone
325.674.2072

Email
rachel.slaymaker@acu.edu

Areas of scholarship/expertise:

  • Field education
  • Interprofessional education and collaboration
  • Gender issues within higher education

Recent Scholarship:

  • Keidl, T., Slaymaker, R., McKee, C., Faz, R., Paris, D., & Whitcomb, K. (2016). Informing healthcare professions students about infant abandonment laws through an interprofessional simulation. Presentation at the 6th International Nurse Education Conference in Brisbane, Australia.
  • Bargainer, R., Beckling, A., Paris, D., Keidl, T., Faz, R., McKee, C., Ibach, B., Lee, Y., Slaymaker, R., Kalb, A, & Whitcomb, K. (2016). Interprofessional trauma simulation: A continuum to quality care. Poster presentation at the 6th International Nurse Education Conference in Brisbane, Australia.
  • Whitcomb, K., Paris, D., Keidl, T., Faz, R., Bargainer, R., McKee, C., Ibach, B., Lee, Y., Slaymaker, R., & Kalb, A. (2016). Invited lecture at University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.
  • Whitcomb, K., Paris, D., Keidl, T., Faz, R., Bargainer, R., McKee, C., Ibach, B., Lee, Y., Slaymaker, R., Kalb, A., Fuentes, I., Nix, T., & Roberts, K. (2016). The effect of an interprofessional simulation exercise on student perception. Invited presentation at the Women and Gender Research Collaborative 2016 Symposium at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.
  • Slaymaker, R., & Fisher, K. (2016). Understanding the Millennial generation in field: Is this a cultural competence issue? Presented at the 33rd Annual Baccalaureate Program Directors (BPD) Conference in Dallas, Texas.
  • Slaymaker, R. & Fisher, K. (2015, Fall). Striving for cultural competence while preparing Millennials as emerging professionals. Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, 12(2).
  • Hamm, S. & Slaymaker, R. (2015). Assessing Gender Equity Knowledge in Faith-Based Higher Education. Presented at the 65th Annual Convention of the North American Association of Christians in Social Work in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • Hamm, S. & Slaymaker, R. (2015). Knowledge of Gender Equity in Faith-Based Institutions of Higher Education. Presented at the Christian Scholars’ Conference 2015, Abilene, Texas.
  • Hamm, S. & Slaymaker, R. (2015). The Knowledge of Gender Equity In Faith-Based Institutions of Higher Education. Presented at the 57th Annual Western Social Science Association Conference in Portland, Oregon.
  • Hamm, S., & Slaymaker, R. (2014). Gender Differences in the Academy: Is There Equality? Invited presentation at the Abilene Christian University Adams Center for Teaching and Learning in Abilene, Texas.
  • Hamm, S., & Slaymaker, R. (2014). Gender Bias in Academia: Is There Really Equality/Equity? Presented at the Abilene Christian University Faculty Fusion 2014 in Abilene, Texas.
  • Slaymaker, R. (2014, Fall). Are students’ rights violated in field practicums?: A review of the Fair Labor Standards Act in social work field education. Field Educator, 4.2.
  • Slaymaker, R. (2014). Teaching to the Test? Navigating the EPAS Competencies with Students in Field Education. Poster presented at the National Association of Social Workers 2014 Conference in Washington, DC.
  • Fisher, K. & Slaymaker, R. (2014). The Myth of Common Sense: Practicing Cultural Humility with Generation Y. Invited presentation at the 15th Annual Champion for Children Conference in Abilene, Texas.
  • Slaymaker, R. & Fisher, K. (2014). Millennials Rising: Preparing Generation Y as Emerging Professionals. Invited presentation at the Baylor University School of Social Work Field Instructor Training in Waco, Texas.
  • Slaymaker, R. (2014). Teaching to the Test? Navigating the EPAS Competencies with Students in Field Education. Poster presented at the National Association of Social Workers 2014 Conference in Washington, DC.
  • Slaymaker, R. & Fisher, K. (2013). Generation Text: Connecting With Millennials for Culturally Competent Supervision. Roundtable presented at the 59th Annual Program Meeting for the Council of Social Work Education in Dallas, Texas
  • Slaymaker, R. & Fisher, K. (2013). Effective and Ethical Supervision for Today’s Student (1.5 CEUs in ethics). Presented at the 37th Annual National Association of Social Workers/Texas State Conference in Austin, Texas

Professional Memberships/Honors:

  • Texas Field Educators Consortium — Treasurer
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • North American Association of Christian Social Workers
 

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