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Faculty Development

 

SUMMER 2014
Published by the Faculty Development Office

Features

  • Advancing Teaching Excellence - New Interprofessional Teaching Scholars Program under way
  • Office Visit: Kaiser Medical Oncologist Tim Grennan Oversees UC-Affiliated Residency Program
  • Faculty Rounds: A welcome to new faculty colleagues
  • Transition: Vijay Khatri Raising the Bar for Efficiency in Patient Care
  • View Point:  Empowering Patient-Centered Care Yields Multiple Benefits

Advancing Teaching Excellence

New Interprofessional Teaching Scholars Program under way

A newly created trans-disciplinary faculty development program that is scheduled to enroll its first group of participants this coming autumn has been heralded as “an investment in faculty satisfaction, longevity and the future of our institution.”

That’s how one faculty member who participated in a poll described the Interprofessional Teaching Scholars Program (ITSP), a collaborative educator training initiative of the School of Medicine and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. An online needs assessment survey that ITSP planners conducted last October revealed a strong current of support among faculty members and administrators.

“Many of us faculty did not get any education on how to teach well, yet we are expected to do so. [This program] will help both faculty and students,” one survey respondent wrote. Another observed, “We are expected to teach, but most of us have limited experience teaching and need to develop teaching methods that are good alternatives to lectures.”

The ITSP, modeled after a program that the schools of medicine and veterinary medicine discontinued in 2009 due to funding reallocations, is intended to advance excellence in teaching, educational scholarship and educational leadership. The curriculum will encompass application of educational theory; interprofessional collaboration in education, research and practice; and design, implementation and evaluation of curricula. A dozen or so faculty members are in the process of being selected to compose the inaugural class in the nine-month ITSP program.

ITSP co-directors Lavjay Butani, professor and chief of pediatric nephrology in the School of Medicine, and Jeri Bigbee, adjunct professor in the School of Nursing, performed the organizational groundwork for the program, with consultation from Michael Wilkes, a professor of internal medicine who was co-director of the predecessor program. Carol Howle, an analyst in the School of Medicine’s Office of Education, coordinates administrative and logistical aspects of ITSP operation. An 11-member advisory council is guiding curriculum development and program implementation and evaluation.

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Workshops and other activities

June
 13
  Workshop: Enhanced Training for Faculty Search Committee Members
 13  Organizational Culture and Leadership, Part 1 (ECLP, MCLP)
 18  Putting Together Your Academic Packet (ECLP)
 20  Organizational Culture and Leadership, Part 2 (ECLP, MCLP)
 23  Workshop: Enhanced Training for Faculty Search Committee Members
 27  Organizational Culture and Leadership, Part 3 (ECLP, MCLP)

July
 14   Workshop: Enhanced Training for Faculty Search Committee Members
 29   Workshop: Enhanced Training for Faculty Search Committee Members

August
 14
   Workshop: Enhanced Training for Faculty Search Committee Members
 21   Breakfast with the Vice Chancellor/Dean

Save the Date:
Sept. 28:
  Women in Medicine and Health Science Fall Faculty Welcome Reception (WIMHS)

Event co-sponsors
ECLP:
  Early Career Leadership Program
MCLP:  Mid-Career Leadership Program
WIMHS: Women in Medicine and Health Science

Faculty Newsletter is published quarterly.  If you have an interesting topic you would like to see featured in a future issue, please contact Cheryl Busman at (916) 703-9230 or cheryl.busman@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu.