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Educational Development Certificate Series

Educational Development Series

Faculty who are interested in improving their understanding of teaching and learning and in acquiring advanced skills for active and interactive teaching and learning are invited to participate in this monthly series.  The regular seminars cover a variety of topics as listed in the Scheduled Workshops  listed below.  Once a year, an extended 3-hour interactive session called Faculty as Teachers (FasT) is offered.  Those faculty who complete 10 workshops over 2 years will receive a certificate of completion that they can add to their educational portfolio for recognition of ongoing professional development in education.  This certification will serve as documentation of self-motivated learning for consideration at annual evaluations and during the promotion/tenure process.  All sessions are recorded and archived through the Faculty Affairs website.  Feedback and suggestions are always welcome.


The Faculty as Teachers (FasT) program is designed to provide participants with the “nuts and bolts” of teaching and learning: setting expectations for learners, teaching skills for active learning, giving effective feedback to learners and assessing learning.

Faculty who complete the FasT program will receive credit for having completed four faculty development workshops.

Scheduled Workshops for Spring 2014 are listed below:

  • April 24, 2014 – Constructing a Meaningful Narrative Assessment – Heather Harrell, M.D.
  • May 22, 2014 - How Good is “Good Enough”: Establishing Defensible Passing Standards for Examinations in the Health Professions – Lou Ann Cooper, Ph.D.
  • June 18, 2014 – Small Group Teaching – Shelley Collins, M.D.

To register for seminars go to

To view slides, videos and handouts from past seminars, go to our Presentations Page

If you are unable to attend in person, please visit our Livestreaming Videos Page to view the currently scheduled session.