Faculty Development Events

Pathways to Promotion 102 for CHS/CT Faculty

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Wednesday, October 16, 2024, 1:00p-5:00p, Hybrid, HSLC Rm TBD and Virtual

This interactive workshop is tailored to CHS and CT track faculty who expect to go up for promotion within the next year or two. Mentors are also welcome.

This course includes:

  • Emphasis on what you need to do in the last year before you go up for promotion
  • Logistics of putting your packet together
  • Overview of the promotions committees function and process by current members
  • Opportunity to sign up for a 15 minute one-on-one consultation on your personal statement and/or dossier

Pathways to Promotion may be attended multiple times. Contact ofad@med.wisc.edu for questions.

2024 UWSMPH Education Scholarship Retreat

Join the Office for Faculty Affairs and Development on Wednesday, October 30, 2024 from 8 am – 12:30 pm for the second Education Scholarship Retreat. Participants should expect to be engaged in discussions and walk away from this retreat with actionable ideas. Register Here

  • Are you wondering how to get your innovative curriculum or teaching activity published?
  • Do you have an educational intervention idea but not sure how to move the project forward?
  • Does the thought of moving your teaching activities to scholarship keep you awake at night?
  • Would you like to know how to develop your teaching experiences so they count for promotion?
  • Have you been looking for strategies and sources for funding your education scholarship?
  • Do you want to know more about education scholarship?

If you answered yes to any of these questions you should attend the 2024 UWSMPH Education Scholarship Retreat (registration link) to learn more about education scholarship and move your ideas and projects to the next step. We recognize people have varying levels of experience with education and education scholarship.  

Register Here

Please join us for this in-person workshop. 

Date: October 30, 2024

Time: 8:00 am-12:30 pm 

Location: HSLC 3110 B&D

Navigating Difficult Conversations: Healthy and Effective Approaches

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Tuesday, November 19, 2024, noon-1:30 PM, virtual

One crucial skill that can positively impact work culture and relationships is the ability to navigate difficult conversations effectively. Sponsored by the Office for Faculty Affairs and Development, this session will help participants get clarity around what it is that differentiates these conversations. Participants will discuss how to approach, rather than avoid, these conversations in a healthy, well-prepared way. Presenters will offer a framework for planning the conversation and give you an opportunity to practice:

  • Expand individual awareness of your current approach to emotionally charged, high risk conversations.
  • Learn how to engage in healthy conversations with confidence and skills.
  • Learn strategies and tools to prepare for navigating difficult conversations.
  • Practice navigating difficult conversations using the POISE model.

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Past Events

Pathways to Promotion 101 for CHS/CT track faculty

Thursday, March 14, 2024, 8:30 am-12:30 pm Hybrid (Virtual & In-Person)

Materials from the 2024 workshop are available here.

This interactive course was tailored to CHS and CT track faculty who would like an introduction to promotion processes or have never attended a Pathways to Promotion seminar. We advise taking this course in your first two or three years at SMPH. Mentors were welcome to attend.

This course included:

  • Introductory information regarding the CHS and CT tracks
  • Guidance on mapping your career trajectory
  • Identifying a purpose and major goals for your career
  • Guidance on how to jump start the process of organizing and collecting your accomplishments

Contact ofad@med.wisc.edu for questions.

Lessons from the Belltower: Compassion in Challenging Times Lunch and Learn

Monday, February 19, 2024, Noon-1 pm, Virtual
Led by: Mariah Quinn, MD, MPH; Amy Zelenski, PhD; and Sarah Floden, MD

After this interactive workshop, you were able to …

  • Explain the drivers and protective factors of compassion/empathy fatigue
  • Define the elements of self-compassion
  • Employ at least one strategy to strengthen your self-compassion muscle

Pathways to Promotion-Tenure

Tuesday, February 6, 2024, 4:30-6:30pm  Hybrid (Virtual & In-Person)
Co-hosted by the Office of the Secretary of the Faculty

This workshop offers an in-depth examination of the UW Madison promotion and tenure process from the perspective of central campus and SMPH. This course covers:

  • Building a tenure portfolio
  • Learning to get the most from your mentors
  • First-hand accounts from recently tenured faculty about preparing for tenure
  • Guidance from divisional committee leadership about how the divisional committee operates and what the committee looks for in successful tenure cases.

Click here to view agenda and workshop materials.

Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals Writing Seminar

February 8-9, 2024, 9 am – 12:30 pm, Virtual
Sponsored by the Department of Medicine’s (DOM) Office of Research Services in conjunction with the Office for Faculty Affairs for Development

*Registration has closed for this event.*

Are you a professor, scientist, research administrator, fellow, student, or other interested in NIH proposal submission? If so, then register now for the upcoming “Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals” seminar on February 8 and 9, 2024, from 9 am to 12:30 pm CDT each day.

This widely acclaimed virtual seminar facilitated by Dr. John Robertson of Grants Writers’ Seminars and Workshops has been delivered on the UW-Madison campus for well over 10 years. The seminar is designed for those with exposure to grant writing and is applicable to the preparation of any application including NIH K-, F-, and R-series proposals.

General principles and fundamentals of good proposal writing as well as “how-to” practical tips and strategies designed to merit a fundable priority score are provided. The seminar also addresses methods for generating and developing ideas, identifying appropriate granting agencies, writing with a linear progression of logic to engage reviewers, and strategies on each part of an application.

For more information, please visit the seminar webpage.

Building Mentoring Relationships for Early Career Faculty Workshop

*Registration has closed for this event.*

Thursday, January 25, 2024, 4-5:30 pm (5:30-6:00 pm, optional Q&A)
Monday, January 29, 2024, 4-5:30 pm (5:30-6:00 pm, optional Q&A)

In honor of January being Mentoring Month, the Office for Faculty Affairs and Development delivered the Building Mentoring Relationships for Early Career Faculty workshop. This workshop was an opportunity to meet fellow faculty, reflect on and access tools to build your mentoring relationships. Each session covered different content and participants were encouraged to attend both sessions. The content was selected from the evidenced based Mentoring Up for Early Career Investigators curriculum by Pfund, Meagher, Beaz, and House (available at Mentoring Up Curriculum).

Searching For Excellence & Diversity Workshop

Thursday, October 19, 2023, 1:00-4:00pm (In-Person, HSLC 3110 C)

****Registration has closed for this event.****

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Development (OFAD), the Office for Diversity and Equity Transformation, and University of Wisconsin – Madison Inclusion in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI) collaborated on presenting Searching For Excellence & Diversity Workshop.

If you are serving on a faculty search committee, launching a search this spring semester, please plan to participate in WISELI’s workshop for faculty search committees. This workshop (as described on the WISELI website) focused on the following topics:
• Recruiting a highly qualified pool of diverse applicants
• Understanding the potential influence of unconscious bias on evaluation of applicants
• Ensuring a fair and thorough review of applicants
• Developing and implementing an effective interview process
• Successfully hiring selected candidates

PRE-WORKSHOP PREPARATION
Prior to participating in the workshop, search committees were asked to engage in an online module together. The module would stimulate conversations about “running an effective and efficient search committee” and would provide advice about writing and assessing the Position Vacancy Listing (PVL). Complete the module is important before releasing your PVL! If the committee cannot engage in the module together, individual members should step through the content on their own prior to attending the workshop.

Registration has closed for this event.

QUESTIONS
Please contact Dr. Dessie Clark (dlclark4@wisc.edu).

Lunch and Learn – Education Essentials COACHES Feedback Model

In Person: Tuesday, September 26, 2023, noon-1 PM, HSLC
Virtual: Tuesday, October 10, 2023, noon-1 PM, on Zoom
****Registration has closed for this event.****

The Office for Faculty Affairs and Development (OFAD) was excited to invite you to a new lunch and learn to deepen, discuss, and practice feedback skills from the COACHES module. This learning opportunity was offered in person on Tuesday, September 26th, 2023, noon-1 pm at the Health Sciences Learning Center. A repeat of the lunch and learn was held virtually on Zoom on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, noon-1 pm. 

The required pre-work for this session was completing the COACHES for Formative Feedback module. The module is free, self paced, and online. The module is part of UWSMPH Office of Faculty Affairs and Development’s – Education Essentials curriculum. We are creating a collection of online modules aimed at developing foundational skills important for all teachers—across professions, specialties, and settings in health science education.

Please send questions to ofad@med.wisc.edu.

Pathways to Promotion 102 for CHS/CT Faculty

****Registration has closed for this event.****
Workshop materials (Box Folder)

Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 1:00-5:00pm Hybrid (Virtual & In-Person)

This interactive workshop was tailored to CHS and CT track faculty who expected to go up for promotion within the next year or two. Mentors were also welcome.

This course included:

  • Emphasis on what you need to do in the last year before you go up for promotion
  • Logistics of putting your packet together
  • Overview of the promotions committees function and process by current members
  • Opportunity to sign up for a 15 minute one-on-one consultation on your personal statement and/or dossier

Pathways to Promotion may be attended multiple times. Contact ofad@med.wisc.edu for questions.

New Faculty Orientation and Welcome Event

Annual Event – September 19, 2023

New Faculty Orientation Website

Our goal was to welcome new faculty to our community, introduce them to the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) and UW Health Resources, and learn about the relationship between UW Health and the SMPH. The event also provided an excellent opportunity to connect new faculty members with leadership and colleagues. Here is a resource that can help familiarize faculty with resources that are available to them.

Please contact nfo@med.wisc.edu with any questions.

KNN Mobilizing Character

Second and Fourth Monday of each month starting September 11, 2023, 5:00-6:30 pm (Virtual)
Dates: 9/11/2023, 9/25/2023, 10/9/2023, 10/23/2023, 11/13/2023, 11/27/2023
**Registration for this event has closed.**

In this new educational offering funded by the KERN National Network, six modules will help you integrate character development activities into daily teaching and patient care. Enroll today to strengthen your competence in mobilizing character within learners and yourself.

Please send questions to ofad@med.wisc.edu.

Education Scholarship Collaborative

Second Friday of each month starting September 8, 2023, noon-1 pm (Virtual)
Dates: 9/8/2023, 10/13/2023, 11/10/2023, 12/8/2023, 1/12/2024, 2/9/2024, 3/8/2024, 4/12/2024, 5/10/2024, 6/14/2024, 7/12/2024, 8/9/2024

*Registration has closed for this event.*

Outcomes for participants:

  • Development of foundational knowledge for conducting education scholarship and research
  • Support for career development as an educational scholar
  • An interdepartmental community of practice within UW of those interested in education scholarship that can be harnessed to assist with projects
  • Opportunity to compete for pilot research funding

The purpose of these workshops are to develop skills and confidence in education scholarship through a productive community of practice. We welcome applications from all faculty, fellows, residents, or other academic staff of varying levels of education and research scholarship experience and expertise. Early-mid career faculty will be prioritized in the application process. Education research experience is a plus.

Please send questions to ofad@med.wisc.edu.

Pathways to Promotion 201

Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 12:00-1:15pm (Virtual)
*Registration has closed for this event.

Recording of the workshop is available here.

Participants joined the Office for Faculty Affairs and Development (OFAD) to learn more about faculty promotions. This workshop was designed for Associate level faculty and the promotion to Full professor. All tracks were addressed during this workshop.

Discussion points included:

  • myths about promotion
  • the benefits of promotion
  • requirements for letters of recommendation

Contact ofad@med.wisc.edu for questions.

Education Scholarship Retreat

April 26, 2023, 8:30 am-12:30 pm
In person at HSLC ILC 3110C

Registration has closed for this event.

Retreat Objectives:

-Describe education scholarship concepts for approaching projects
-Explore resources to get you moving forward with education scholarship projects
-Create a plan to move a teaching activity to scholarship
-Build your community of education scholars

Are you wondering how to get your innovative curriculum or teaching activity published?
Do you have an educational intervention idea but not sure how to move the project forward?
Does the thought of moving your teaching activities to scholarship keep you awake at night?
Would you like to know how to develop your teaching experiences so they count for promotion?
Do you want to know more about education scholarship?

If you answered yes to any of these questions you should have attend the UWSMPH Education Scholarship Retreat to learn more about education scholarship and move your ideas and projects to the next step. We recognize people have varying levels of experience with education and education scholarship. To get the most out of this workshop you should have an educational idea or project you can actively work on or think about.

Registration has closed for this event.

Please send questions to ofad@med.wisc.edu.

Faculty Mentoring Faculty— Cultivating Effective Mentoring Relationships to Promote Faculty Development

—Tuesday, January 10, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (In-person)
—Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (In-person)
Link to workshop materials.

The event was held in-person at the Health Sciences Learning Center HSLC 3110 B&D. Participants needed to attend both sessions if they registered.

Presented by trained ICTR facilitators, Christine A. Sorkness, PharmD, RPh, Distinguished Professor, Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine and Public Health, ICTR Senior Associate Executive Director and Angela Byars-Winston, PhD, Professor, Department of Medicine, SMPH, Associate Director, ICTR Collaborative Center for Health Equity. The mentor training workshop sessions were based on the published and evidence-based Entering Mentoring curriculum. Participants were introduced to key mentoring competencies and skills to cultivate effective mentoring relationships and learned about available mentoring resources and tools. The seminar used a case-based approach to provide opportunities for reflection on mentoring skills, and a forum for participants to discuss mentoring dilemmas and share strategies for success.

This workshop was best suited for Associate and Full Professors in SMPH on the Tenure and CHS tracks.

This workshop was co-hosted by the Office for Faculty Affairs and Development (OFAD) and the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (UW ICTR).

Contact ofad@med.wisc.edu for questions.

Departmental Mentoring Committee Presentations

Wednesday, March 25, 2020; 5:15-6:30pm
Via Webex

Nancy Raymond, MD, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development, is giving presentations for Departmental Mentoring Committees about successfully achieving promotion at SMPH. The March 25 presentation was geared towards those who mentor faculty for promotion on tenure track promotions who are reviewed by the Biological Sciences Divisional Committee.

Tenure Track Updates for Departmental Mentoring Committee Slides

The April 29 presentation was geared towards those mentoring faculty on the CHS/CT track.

CHS/CT Track Updates for Departmental Mentoring Committee Slides