May 2012 - Instructor Marianne Meeker, PhD, was inducted as a Fellow of the UNC Academy of Educators (AOE) on May 16, 2012 in a ceremony at the Carolina Club.
The UNC-CH School of Medicine Academy of Educators was founded in October 2006 as a part of the School's strategic plan to enhance research and scholarship towards excellence in teaching. The Academy’s mission is to to promote and support excellence in teaching and the work and career paths of excellent teachers; to promote and fund curricular innovation, evidence-based curricular change and a scholarly approach to the education mission; and to provide a forum for education leadership and advice for the Dean, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Executive Associate Dean for Medical Education and the leadership of the curriculum.
Academy membership is awarded to faculty members who demonstrate excellence in teaching over the course of the most recent five years based on student, resident and peer assessments. Additionally, membership is also be awarded to faculty members who demonstrate leadership by playing a major role in curriculum management and/or innovation as evidenced by chairing major committees, directing courses and/or engaging in education scholarship.
Dr. Meeker’s induction is in honor and recognition of her teaching excellence and dedication to the education mission of the School of Medicine