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

Publications

  • Slaymaker, R. & Fisher, K. (2015). Striving for cultural competence while preparing Millennials as emerging professionals.  Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, 12(2), 49-62.
  • 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.

Scholarly Presentations (Peer-Reviewed)

  • Slaymaker, R., Kalb, A., Whitcomb, K., & Paris, D. (2016). Interprofessional education: The development and assessment of a multi-disciplinary, multi-university collaborative exercise. INVITED partnership presentation at the 62nd Annual Program Meeting for the Council on Social Work Education in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Kalb, A. & Slaymaker, R. (2016). Assessing advanced competencies through interprofessional trauma-simulation exercises. Workshop to be presented at the 62nd Annual Program Meeting for the Council on Social Work Education in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Lipps, A., Winter, T., & Slaymaker, R. (2016). Overcoming hurdles encountered in implementing the EPAS competency-based evaluation process. Assessment academy to be presented at the 62nd Annual Program Meeting for the Council on Social Work Education in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Slaymaker, R. (2016). Teaching compassion fatigue, self-care, and mindfulness in a practice course. Poster to be presented at the 8th Annual Association for the Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE) Conference in Amherst, Massachusetts.
  • Kalb, A. & Slaymaker, R. (2016). The influence on gender, ethnicity, and professional perceptions from an interprofessional healthcare simulation.  Presentation at the 2016 National Association of Social Workers National Conference in Washington, DC.
  • Hamm, S. & Slaymaker, R. (2016). A qualitative assessment of gender equity knowledge in faith-based higher education.  Presentation at the 2016 National Association of Social Workers National Conference in Washington, DC.
  • Bargainer, R., Whitcomb, K., Paris, D., Faz, R., Beckling, A., Keidl, T., Ibach, B., McKee, C., Lee, Y., Slaymaker, R., & Kalb, A. (2016). Interprofessional team collaboration: Breaking down health professions’ silos. Presentation at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning in Grapevine, Texas.
  • Bargainer, R., Whitcomb, K., Paris, D., Faz, R., Beckling, A., Keidl, T., Ibach, B., McKee, C., Lee, Y., Slaymaker, R., & Kalb, A. (2016). Social Work and Nusing simulation for highly-sensitive, low-exposure patient encounters. Presentation at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning in Grapevine, Texas.
  • Paris, W., Slaymaker, R., Paris, D., & Kalb, A. (2016). Interprofessional education: The development and assessment of a multi-university acute trauma exercise. INVITED Lecture at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.
  • 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. 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., 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? Presentation at the 33rd Annual Baccalaureate Program Directors (BPD) Conference in Dallas, Texas.
  • Hamm, S. & Slaymaker, R. (2015). Assessing Gender Equity Knowledge in Faith-Based Higher Education. Presentation 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. Presentation 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. Presentation at the 57th Annual Western Social Science Association Conference in Portland, Oregon.
  • Slaymaker, R. (2014). Teaching to the Test? Navigating the EPAS Competencies with Students in Field Education. Poster presentation at the 2014 National Association of Social Workers National Conference in Washington, DC.
  • Slaymaker, R. & Fisher, K. (2013). Generation Text: Connecting With Millennials for Culturally Competent Supervision. Roundtable presentation 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). Presentation at the 37th Annual National Association of Social Workers/Texas State Conference in Austin, Texas

Professional Presentations

  • Slaymaker, R., Hennecke, K., Milliorn, M., & Nunn, A. (2016). Shifting Perspectives in Ethical Field Supervision (5 CEUs including 3 CEUs in ethics). Workshop Presentation at the ACU/HSU Annual Field Instructor Training in Abilene, Texas.
  • Slaymaker, R., Milliorn, M., & Pupella, R. (2015). Addressing Ethical Concerns with Students: The 4 Most Relevant Issues (5 CEUs including 2 CEUs in ethics). Workshop Presentation at the ACU/HSU Annual Field Instructor Training in Abilene, Texas.
  • 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? Presentation at the Abilene Christian University Faculty Fusion 2014 in Abilene, Texas.
  • Slaymaker, R., Fisher, K., Hamm, S., & Milliorn, M. (2014).  Demystifying the Competencies: A Focus on the Top Four Most Confusing Areas When Assessing Student Performance (5 CEUS including 1 CEU in ethics). Workshop Presentation at the ACU/HSU Annual Field Instructor Training in Abilene, Texas.
  • 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. & Fisher, K. (2013).  Students as Emerging Professionals: A Focus on Cultural Competence (5 CEUs including 3 CEUs in ethics). Workshop Presentation at the ACU/HSU Annual Field Instructor Training in Abilene, Texas.
  • Slaymaker, R. & Fisher, K. (2012).  Social Work Field Instruction and Ethical Supervision (6 CEUs including 3 CEUs in ethics).  Workshop Presentation at the ACU/HSU Annual Field Instructor Training in Abilene, Texas.

Honors and Awards:

  • Faculty Member of the Year (2016), ACU College of Education and Human Services
  • Master Teacher Program Certificate (2105), ACU Adams Center
  • Exceptional Leadership and Dedication Towards Scholarship Students (2014), ACU Stewardship Office Award

Professional Memberships:

  • Texas Field Educators Consortium — Treasurer
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Council on Social Work Education
 

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