A commitment to excellence and professionalism is one of the cornerstones of Building Community. This commitment is reflected in our school’s core values.
We have made great strides in the development of new interprofessional education (IPE) learning activities. The ForWard Curriculum has clear, specific objectives and thread content to enhance IPE collaborative skills with goals of improving team-based care, enhancing patient safety, and meeting national objectives.
We are very excited about the newly launched UW-Madison Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (CIPE). The CIPE has strong leadership and wide engagement of stakeholders across all health professions at UW-Madison.
There are multiple, robust opportunities for faculty development across our school, university, regional campuses, and health systems in the areas of discipline content, curricular design, program evaluation, student assessment methods, instructional methodology, leadership and research.
A new dean for faculty affairs and development started on June 1, 2017, to provide better strategic alignment within our school, as well as with statewide health system physician development programs, and UW-Madison campuswide programs, including the Teaching Academy, and, importantly, to increase needed content and assessment of faculty development programming across our statewide campus.
We have improved workflow and process improvement maps to appoint and track clinical adjunct faculty in the Forward Curriculum and improve faculty feedback. We have developed a plan for all faculty to receive feedback from the chair or his/her designee on an annual basis, including the opportunity to meet with the chair in person or by video conference (for regional campuses) if desired. We are very excited about improving equitable and inclusive appointment, promotion, feedback and professional development opportunities for all faculty.