Faculty Development Events

Career Conversations

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Join us for Career Conversations as a follow up to the New Faculty Orientation and Welcome event. These conversations will provide a structure to help new faculty feel more connected and a part of the community. Each will include a different topic of conversation relevant to faculty life. Refreshments will be served. Registration is encouraged.

Upcoming Conversations:

Pathways to Promotion — Tenure, Biological Sciences

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020; 3:45 p.m. Registration, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Program
Health Sciences Learning Center 3110B
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This workshop will offer an in-depth examination of the UW Madison promotion and tenure process from the perspective of central campus and SMPH. This course will cover:

  • 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.

Pathways to Promotion workshops may be attended multiple times.

Pathways to Promotion 101

Thursday, March 12, 2020; 8:30am-12:00pm
Health Sciences Learning Center 3110 C/D
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This interactive workshop is tailored to early career CHS or CT track faculty who have been at SMPH for 3 years or less. This course will cover:

  • Introductory information regarding the tracks
  • Mapping your career trajectory
  • How to jump start the process of organizing and collecting information

Pathways to Promotion workshops may be attended multiple times.

Past Events

Experiential Teaching Monthly Journal Club

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We’re excited to announce the start of a monthly webinar for clinical teachers that is approved for CME (Medicine), ANCC (Nursing) and ACPE (Pharmacy) credit. Join us for the the next Experiential Teaching Monthly Journal Club Webinar.

The Clinical Teacher Learning Community Virtual Journal Club provides an opportunity for Health Sciences clinical teachers including faculty, preceptors, instructors and others to review current medical education research and discuss applications to teaching practice. Learners can either join the live webinar to discuss the month’s article, or can view the discussion at their leisure.

2019 Sessions:

Pathways to Promotion 102

October 10, 2019 8:30am-12:00pm
3110 Health Sciences Learning Center
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This interactive workshop is tailored to early career faculty who have been on the CHS or CT track for 4 years or more and their mentors. If you have been on the CHS or CT track for 3 years or less, Pathways to Promotion 101 may be more appropriate. This course will cover:

  • Process for promotion
  • Specifics of putting together a dossier
  • Recent changes in promotion guidelines for each track
  • Strategies for your statement

Pathways to Promotion workshops may be attended multiple times.

2019 Course Materials
PP 102 Fall 2019 – Slides
PP 102 Fall 2019 – Themes, Vision & Emphasis worksheet
PP 102 Fall 2019 – Getting to know you worksheet

New Faculty Orientation and Welcome Event

September 20, 2019 11:00am-6:00pm
The Edgewater, 1001 Wisconsin Ave

New faculty are invited to join Robert N. Golden, MD, Dean, UW School of Medicine and Public Health and Alan S. Kaplan, MD, CEO, UW Health for the 2019 New Faculty Orientation and Welcome Event. The event will begin at 11:00am and end with a reception from 5:00-6:00pm.

At this event, you will have the opportunity to learn about SMPH and UW Health from the leadership of both organizations. You will also have time to network with your peers, including early career faculty, who will be on hand to provide advice about transitioning to SMPH and UW Health. In addition, you will have further networking opportunities when you attend the reception with departmental, school and health system leaders.

New faculty will receive an invitation to RSVP via email.  Please direct questions to nfo@med.wisc.edu .

I-LEaP (Instructor-Learning Environment and Pedagogics) Institute

August 22-23 from 9:00am-3:30pm
Engineering Hall, Room 2317

The I-LEaP (Instructor-Learning Environment and Pedagogics) Institute is an introduction to teaching and learning ideas and techniques designed for faculty and instructors (inclunding academic staff, instructional staff, and faculty).

LEaP participants engage in a 2-day workshop designed to introduce them to the basic of teaching and learning using a curriculum developed and taught by the UW-Madison Teaching Academy. Participants will be introduced to evidence-based practices that have a high impact on student learning, including active learning ideas, syllabus and assignment design, assessment techniques, and information about what students really want from their instructors. Participants will also learn about how learning works, and how best to engage students, including approaches that instructors can use right away.

Register now: https://teachingacademy.wisc.edu/leap_registration/

If you have questions, please direct them to Jamie Henke, UW-Madison Teaching Academy member at: jamie.henke@wisc.edu

Research Mentor Training Seminar

Cultivating Effective, Culturally Responsive Mentoring

June 6, 13, 20, 27
10:00am – 12:00pm
WISCIENCE Room 117, 445 Henry Mall
*Faculty Only Section*

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Mentor training can make the difference between a mutually beneficial and productive mentoring relationship and one that’s draining for the mentor and discouraging for the mentee.

The following topics will be explored during Research Mentor Training…
• Maintaining effective communications
• Aligning expectations
• Assessing understanding
• Addressing equity and inclusion
• Fostering independence
• Cultivating ethical behavior
• Promoting professional development
• Promoting mentee self-efficacy

For more information, contact Dr. Amber Smith, Director of Mentor and Mentee Training, WISCIENCE.

Teaching Academy Summer Institute (TASI)

June 3-6, 2019, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Deadline for applications: 5pm, May 10, 2019. (A completed application does not ensure registration.)
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Held annually since 2000, the Teaching Academy Summer Institute (TASI) is a 4-day immersive workshop for campus educators to design, redesign, or update a course/program. In structured sessions, TASI facilitators will help you build on your prior experiences, learn from successes and failures, and integrate evidence-based methods to enhance student learning. At TASI, participants will explore foundations of course design that emphasize learner-centered instruction and equity-minded practices and apply those foundations to (re)design a course.

2019 Learning objectives:
1. Recognize how students learn and make meaning.
2. Define and articulate why learner-centered practices matter.
3. Consider institutional factors that can impact course design (e.g., classroom space, schedule, enrollment, etc.).
4. Explore a variety of instructional approaches and identify those that support students’ learning in your course.
5. Determine how to promote equity, access, and student success in your course design.
6. Apply evidence-based practices in course design.

For questions about TASI please contact Margene Anderson (margene.anderson@wisc.edu) or Tessa Smith (tessa.smith@wisc.edu).