Professional development is defined as development in career management and personal growth. This category of development involves career planning, self-understanding and regulation, time management, working with others, and communication. What is needed throughout the career cycle in this category of development will vary with age and position, and a comprehensive program of faculty development would include offerings that span the career cycle. Though individual needs may vary, we believe it is important for all faculty to receive some minimum standard of professional development support.

A number of programs that support career and professional development already exist within the School of Medicine. For example, a series of Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure (APT) workshops offered twice a year are designed to assist faculty with navigating the appointment, promotion, and tenure guidelines. The New Faculty Orientation, is designed to educate new, or not so new, faculty on the array of resources available to them, and to introduce them to key points of contact across the institution. A number of wellness programs also exist to support faculty with self-care and resilience. Finally, the Simmons Scholars Program provides three to five years of salary support, structured mentorship, and professional development opportunities for underrepresented faculty members.

To strengthen existing programming in professional development, the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development is building new foundational programming related to career management and personal growth, that will be available to all faculty, beginning Spring 2018. Check back here for updates on this new programming which will cover topics such as time and workflow management, giving and receiving feedback, and managing conflict.

Deadline for Nomination/Application/
Registration
Program Start Date Program and Sponsor Eligibility Criteria Point of Contact
February May Membership, Academy of Educators Two years after faculty appointment; demonstrated excellence in teaching; demonstrated leadership in curriculum management or innovation aoe@med.unc.edu
https://www.med.unc.edu/aoe
April April APT Workshops, Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development All are welcome aoe@med.unc.edu
https://www.med.unc.edu/aoe
June September Teaching Scholars, Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development Individuals who have responsibility for educational programs or courses, or whose work includes a focus on teaching and who seek to develop skills in that area aoe@med.unc.edu
http://www.med.unc.edu/aoe
August November Simmons Scholars, Office of Inclusive Excellence Early-career faculty from a population underrepresented in medicine on either the tenure or fixed-term track Michelle Floris-Moore
michelle_floris-moore@med.unc.edu
October October Annual Frank Wilson Professionalism Forum, Academy of Educators All are welcome aoe@med.unc.edu
https://www.med.unc.edu/aoe
October October Faculty Orientation, Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development All are welcome aoe@med.unc.edu
https://www.med.unc.edu/aoe
Rolling Rolling Professional Development Foundation Series, Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development All are welcome Lauren Westervelt, MPH
Lauren_westervelt@med.unc.edu
https://www.med.unc.edu/facultyaffairs/
Deadline for Nomination/Application Program Start Date Program and Sponsor Eligibility Criteria Point of Contact
February July Early-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar, Association of American Medical Colleges Women at the instructor or assistant professor level, with at least 1-2 years in academic medicine, but generally less than 6 years Amelia Drake, MD, FACS
amelia_drake@unc.edu
https://www.aamc.org/members/leadership/catalog
August December Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar, Association of American Medical Colleges Women physicians and scientists at the associate professor level, with 8-15 years’ experience in academic medicine Amelia Drake, MD, FACS
amelia_drake@unc.edu
https://www.aamc.org/members/leadership/catalog
May September Early-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar, Association of American Medical Colleges Junior faculty (senior clinical and research fellows, instructors, and assistant professors) and post docs (MD, DO/PhD and PhD) who aspire to leadership positions in academic medicine Paul Godley, MD, PhD, MPP
paul_godley@med.unc.edu
https://www.aamc.org/members/leadership/catalog
February June Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar, Association of American Medical Colleges Individuals at the associate professor level who aspire to leadership positions in academic medicine Paul Godley, MD, PhD, MPP
paul_godley@med.unc.edu
https://www.aamc.org/members/leadership/catalog

Academy of Educators

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 Mission of the Academy is:

  • 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 Medical Education and the leadership of the curriculum.

More information is available on the AOE website.