Welcome to Faculty Development Programs

 Faculty Development programs at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine promote academic success through seminars and workshops related to academic advancement, and personal and educational leadership.

Please register early for the exciting fall sessions designed to help you become a more effective educator, researcher, and academic leader!
Click on the Educational Opportunities link above to:
·         View and register for fall Faculty Development Seminars and Workshops and monthly Medical Education Grand Rounds
·         Stay informed about national development and leadership opportunities through AAMC
Click on the Resources link above to:
·         Visit the GCRC site and take advantage of video-based educational courses
·         View PowerPoint presentations from past Faculty Development Workshops and Medical Education Grand Rounds 
·         Identify external training opportunities and on-line resources.  We have permission to use the brief handouts from the University of New Mexico to make your lectures or presentations more effective!
Workshops and Seminars
Academic Advancement Workshops are targeted for faculty who wish to better understand the process of academic advancement and for those who will soon prepare their nomination packets for consideration for promotion. Each workshop includes overviews of general information and opportunities for faculty to discuss their specific categories and questions.
Academic Advancement 1: Understanding the Academic Categories and Promotion System
Designed for faculty hired within the last 3 years, this workshop describes the academic advancement process, the categories and tracks available for faculty, and provides suggestions for success. Small break out sessions allow faculty to learn more about the criteria and strategies for documentation for their unique academic category.
Academic Advancement 2: Refresher for those in the Medical Educator and Clinician-Scholar professional categories
Designed for junior faculty, this refresher workshop reviews promotional criteria and uses small group consultation to help faculty review their accomplishments and make choices about future activities for academic success and promotion. Participants bring CVs and brief descriptions of curricula or services developed (if any) for review and discussion. Associate Professors in these categories working toward the next promotion will find this workshop useful as well.
Academic Advancement 3: Preparing Your Promotion Package
This workshop is for faculty who will seek promotion in the next academic year. The workshop describes the criteria for promotion for all faculty categories and tracks, the promotion process, and the Senior Appointments and Promotion Committee (SAPC). Faculty will consider strategies for active participation in this process, including effective presentation of their accomplishments and selection of references.
New Faculty Seminar Series is targeted for new faculty. This four session workshop includes presentations and networking opportunities to help new faculty be more effective in their multiple roles. Goals of the series are to help faculty form interdisciplinary collaborations and networks, be exposed to resources for academic support, and consider proactive strategies to enhance their academic success. 
Lab Leadership Series isoffered for postdoctoral fellows and faculty and is sponsored jointly by the Office of Faculty Development and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. The three session interactive learning program equips researchers with the knowledge and professional competencies necessary to effectively lead research teams. 
Faculty Development Seminar Series includes brief sessions to enhance personal effectiveness, educational excellence, and scholarly activity. Examples of sessions include time management, personal work style differences, turning educational innovations into scholarly activity, and educational facilitation skills.
Medical Education Grand Rounds is a monthly presentation focused on educational innovations. CME is provided. 
We are interested in your feedback, so send us information you find, and let us know how we may better facilitate our culture of excellence and life-long learning.
Thank you,
Steven R. Bergmann, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs
Donna L. Patterson
Program Coordinator, Faculty Development
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