About CECE

The UNE Center for Excellence in Collaborative Education (CECE, formerly the Interprofessional Education Collaborative) was formally established in 2010. It solidifies UNE’s historic commitment to interprofessional academic and community-based programming that prepares the next generation of health care leaders — in collaboration with other professions — for team-based practice. Students representing the full range of health professions programs work with one another, including students studying arts and sciences, through interactive collaborative activities that include:

  • Team-based case conferences
  • Interprofessional simulations
  • Interprofessional service learning
  • Virtual Learning Opportunities
  • Co-conducted research and scholarship
  • Global immersion experiences
  • Arts and health projects
  • Interprofessional classroom activities 

Through this work, students from UNE's various health professions programs come to better understand the roles of other members of the health care team and develop skills to work more effectively to improve quality, safe, responsive, and patient-centered care.

Faculty and professional staff are instrumental in facilitating and modeling interprofessional and collaborative learning. They generously serve as student mentors, course designers, and faculty trainers, sustaining UNE’s interprofessional learning culture. We regularly collaborate with graduate and undergraduate departments throughout all UNE colleges on Portland and Biddeford campuses, local community groups, and national and international organizations. Explore these partners and let us know if you’re part of an organization that would like to get involved. CECE also maintains a list of academic interprofessional and interdisciplinary resources, including UNE faculty publications and external resources.

Luke Colomey stands against a brick wall and smiles directly at the camera
One thing that’s really stood out to me at UNE is my ability to work with different academic fields. They all overlap and enhance my experience.
Business Administration, English, Political Science

Mission, Vision, and Values

CECE’s carefully crafted mission and vision statements reflect our core values of safety and quality, social justice and heath as a human right, patient/person-centeredness, collaborative leadership and student empowerment.

Why Interprofessional Education Matters

CECE Student Poster Session, Spring 2020


To learn more about UNE’s Center of Excellence in Collaborative Education, please call us at (207) 221-4114, or contact us via email at cece@une.edu.

Shelley Cohen Konrad, Ph.D., LCSW, FNAP, director | Kris Hall, M.F.A., program manager | Michelle Cote, B.A., staff assistant

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