As part of the Center for Institutional, Faculty, and Student Success, our team supports VCOM faculty and staff in the areas of teaching effectiveness, research, scholarship, service, and career and life management by offering seminars, workshops, and individual mentoring throughout the academic year. We believe a robust professional development program enhances and sustains the vitality necessary to foster excellence in medical education. Importantly, we promote a culture that values faculty members’ accomplishments.
To support faculty in finding their own most effective approaches to teaching and to work to identify and disseminate good teaching practices.
To inspire and teach faculty to develop new learning and teaching strategies that engage a diverse student body.
To collaborate and provide feedback and consultation with faculty to help them identify methods for improving classroom performance.
To educate faculty and assist them to integrate formative assessment strategies into curriculum design.
To orient new faculty and provide them with the resources needed to begin instruction and to fully develop their style of teaching.
To design and conduct professional development activities, including those driven by College instructional initiatives and faculty interests.
To support faculty and administration in educational research and to assess the success of new curriculum or curriculum delivery methods.