Faculty Development Events

Lunch and Learn – Education Essentials COACHES Feedback Model

In Person: Tuesday, September 26, 2023, noon-1 PM, HSLC (lunch provided)
Virtual: Tuesday, October 10, 2023, noon-1 PM, on Zoom (link in calendar appointment)
Link to registration

The Office for Faculty Affairs and Development (OFAD) is excited to invite you to a new lunch and learn to deepen, discuss, and practice feedback skills from the COACHES module. This learning opportunity is being offered in person on Tuesday, September 26th, 2023, noon-1 pm at the Health Sciences Learning Center. Lunch will be provided for those who attend the in person workshop. We will repeat the lunch and learn virtually in Zoom on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, noon-1 pm. Registration is available here and be sure to select which session you wish to attend.

The required pre-work for this session is 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

Register Here

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

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

Click here to register for this workshop.

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

Searching For Excellence & Diversity Workshop

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

Register here.

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Development (OFAD), the Office for Diversity and Equity Transformation, and Women 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

Prior to participating in the workshop, search committees should engage in an online module together. The module will stimulate conversations about “running an effective and efficient search committee” and will provide advice about writing and assessing the Position Vacancy Listing (PVL). Please complete this module 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 October 19th workshop.

Registration is available here.

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

SAVE THE DATES – Early Career Mentoring Workshop

Thursday, January 25, 2024, 4-6 pm
Monday, January 29, 2024, 4-6 pm

January is National Mentoring Month! To celebrate, the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development is excited to present Early Career Mentoring Workshops. These workshops are based on the CIMER Mentoring Up curriculum.

Please email ofad@med.wisc.edu for more information.

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

Registration – In Person Option
Registration – Zoom Option

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.

Pathways to Promotion workshops may be attended multiple times.

Contact ofad@med.wisc.edu for questions.

SAVE THE DATE – Early Career 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

Are you a professor, scientist, research administrator, fellow, student, or other interested in NIH proposal submission? If so, then save the date 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. Registration will begin in November.

For more information, please visit the seminar webpage.

Pathways to Promotion 101 for CHS/CT track faculty

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

Register here

This interactive course is 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 are welcome to attend.

This course includes:

  • 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

Please register for this workshop here.

Contact ofad@med.wisc.edu for questions.

Materials from the 2023 workshop are available here.

Past Events

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