Extramural Faculty Development Venues
University Conference on Teaching and Learning
Sponsored by Educational Technology Services and the University Committee on Teaching and Faculty Development (UCTFD), this university-wide conference features interactive teaching and technical skills workshops developed around current issues that are of importance to Tufts faculty. Topics addressed at previous conferences were “Learning Assessment Challenges and Solutions”, “Overcoming Barriers to Student Success” and “Engage and Inspire Learning through Teamwork.” Past programs are available for viewing on the TUSK Faculty Development Course Website.
CELT Faculty Fellows Seminar (Spring Semester)
The Faculty Fellows Seminar gives a small group of faculty across the university release time to develop their teaching excellence. Successful applicants will receive individualized and small-group tutelage on how to improve their teaching, and in particular, how best to address the needs of students with diverse learning styles. The seminar is designed for professors who are already successful in their teaching, but who wish to reach the next level in terms of teaching effectiveness. Tufts School of Medicine CELT past fellows include Ralph Aarons, MD, PhD, Laurie Demmer, MD, Scott Gilbert, MD, Susan Hadley, MD, Joseph Rencic, MD, David Ricklan, MD, PhD, and Laura Snydman, MD.
Harvard Macy Education in the Health Professions Program
The goal of the Macy program is to enhance the professional development of educators in health professions. The program is offered once a year and consists of two full-week sessions held in Boston (in January) and in Cambridge (in May). Applications are due in September. The OEA sponsors one faculty member to attend the program on a yearly basis. Tufts Macy fellows include John Unterborn, MD, Robert Kalish, MD, Jesse Rideout, MD, Priya Garg, MD, Joseph Rencic, MD, Peter Brodeur, PhD, James Bartz, MD, Angela Healy, MD, Clinton Pong, MD, Amy Lee, MD and Laura Snydman, MD. Faculty who are interested in participating in the program must submit an application to the OEA. For more information contact Maria Blanco, 617-636-6588.
For more information and requests regarding the Tufts School of Medicine Faculty Development program contact Amanda Oriel Katz at Amanda.Oriel@tufts.edu or 617-636-0891.