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Teaching Excellence

The Office of Faculty Development strives to foster a culture that promotes excellence in teaching, fosters collaboration, and supports faculty in their efforts to explore innovative, evidence-informed teaching methods that generate student success.

We seek to provide learning and support to the faculty of the University of California at Riverside School of Medicine and transform teaching through training, workshops, professional learning communities, and consultation.

Introducing the UCR SOM Teaching Excellence Academy

The Office of Faculty Development is excited to announce its new premiere program, the Teaching Excellence Academy (TEA). The academy is an opportunity for select faculty to meet with colleagues and an educational consultant to discuss teaching and learning and promote teaching excellence at the UCR School of Medicine.

TEA is primarily intended for mid-career or those faculty with some knowledge and experience with teaching and learning. It is open to anyone with a UCR faculty appointment whether they are teaching didactic lectures, problem based learning, clinical skills, doctoring, or in a clinical setting. It is generally not intended for faculty completely new to teaching.

There are a variety of benefits from participation in TEA, including:

  • Opportunity to improve your teaching skills
  • Merit and promotion consideration
  • Acknowledgement by Dean Deborah Deas and in social media and other outlets
  • ABFM performance improvement continuing education credit
  • Three PRA credit hours for continuing medical education (CME)

The program will consist of six three-hour sessions held from October to April, with the exception of December.

The application process will begin in July. For more information, please fill out our interest form.

Professional Development Funding for Non-Senate Faculty (Unit 18)

Did you know that funding is available to UCR non-senate Faculty (Unit 18 members) who want to pursue activities relating to their professional development as teachers and scholars?

Funding may be used for:

  • Academic training (such as coursework related to UCR teaching responsibilities)
  • Attendance fees for seminars, conferences, and performance workshops
  • Travel expenses related to teaching or other scholarly endeavors
  • Materials relating to professional development (Such purchases remain the property of UCR.)
  • Any activities that contribute to your professional development and effectiveness as teachers and mentors

Visit the Office of Academic Personnel's Program and Awards page for more information.

Stanford Faculty Development Series for the Assistant Professors

The Stanford Faculty Development Series consists of seven sessions that will include a didactic module, video review and a role play exercises.

Please email to reserve your seat or call the Office of Academic Affairs at (951) 827-7687 for more information.

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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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