How we can help you

Faculty have the simultaneous joy and challenge of teaching learners in many settings for various purposes. In your faculty roles, you also have competing demands and other roles. As such, there are many ways in which our office may help through faculty development.

Faculty development

Faculty development is a systematic process whereby faculty are supported and assisted by institutions to acquire and expand their knowledge and skills in teaching, education, administration, leadership, research, and other areas relevant to their faculty roles. The process is facilitated through informal and formal learning activities and educational programs, as well interventions at the organizational level” (AFMC Faculty Development Network, 2017).

How is faculty development different from continuing professional development?

“Faculty development refers to the enhancement and reinforcement of faculty roles, which include education, leadership, and research, whereas continuing professional development (or CME) refers to the maintenance and improvement of health professionals’ clinical expertise” (Steinert, Y. Ed. 2014 Faculty Development in the Health Professions. DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-7612-8 Springer Dordrecht Heidelberg New York London, p.5).


Planned events
Based on formal and regular needs assessment processes and informed by current educational literature, our planned events are scheduled throughout the year and for the most part free of charge.

Events by request
Our planned events offer a sample of the topics and areas in which you may choose to develop your knowledge and skills as teachers. OEFD members are also available to develop specialized workshops, events, or online curricula for faculty development.

Individual consultations

Upon request, we can also provide individual consultations on the following:

  • Competency based education
  • Teaching and technology
  • Teaching development
  • Curriculum development
  • Program evaluation
  • Curriculum mapping  

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