Proposed Course Outline and Objectives

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A collaboration between the Centre For Medical Education and the Faculty Development Office



By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe best practices in faculty development, based on the available literature
  2. Define the role and scope of faculty development in health professions education
  3. Consider a broad range of faculty development approaches, from workshops to communities of practice
  4. Apply key principles and strategies in the development of programs and activities
  5. Design a systematic evaluation of a faculty development program or activity
  6. Identify an agenda for research and scholarship in faculty development
  7. Recognize opportunities for organizational change through faculty development
  8. Integrate lessons learned in the renewal or implementation of faculty development initiatives in their own settings


Monday AM (08:30-12:30)

  • Introduction and Course Goals
  • The Role and Scope of Faculty Development

Monday PM (13:30-17:00)

  • From Teaching Improvement to Academic and Career Development: A Focus on Content

Tuesday AM (08:30-12:30)

  • From Workshops to Communities of Practice: A Focus on Process

Tuesday PM (13:30-17:00)

  • Practicum I: A Focus on Designing Faculty Development in Your Own Setting

Wednesday AM (08:30-12:30)

  • Transforming the Culture: A Focus on Faculty Development for Organizational Change

Wednesday PM (13:30-17:00)

  • Scholarship in Faculty Development: A Focus on Program Evaluation and Research

Thursday AM (08:30-13:00)

  • Practicum II: A Focus on Pulling It All Together
  • Concluding Remarks
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