University of California, Riverside

UCR School of Medicine Faculty Development

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Our Mission

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. 

To fulfill its mission, the Office of Faculty Development in collaboration with other institutional partners seeks 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.


We believe that great educators have a passion for learning and that the best faculty are life-long learners who strive to improve their teaching practice. To foster teaching excellence within the SOM, faculty need ongoing and regular faculty development opportunities. An inclusive faculty development program must encourage the involvement of different segments of the college community. An effective faculty development program must address the needs of the faculty while remaining flexible and innovative enough to move with changing times. Faculty development programs should foster a learner-centered model and be grounded in evidence-based teaching practice.

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

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