Scholars for Teaching Excellence Faculty Fellowship (STEFF)
“I feel revitalized about my teaching. It’s very easy to start feeling overwhelmed with all your clinical and teaching duties, but when you see that other people also care about the quality of your teaching, and spend time thinking about it, you realize that there is value beyond just ‘meeting your expectations’ as teaching faculty.”
The Scholars for Teaching Excellence Faculty Fellowship program is a collaborative approach for developing expertise among faculty in curriculum and instructional development, quality teaching, and education scholarship.
It is for faculty interested in on-going curricular and instructional improvement, and in developing themselves as education leaders.
Each Fellow is required to pursue a project focused on meeting an educational need important to teh Fellow’s department or training program. Projects may encompass any aspect of designing, implementing, or evaluating a new instructional method or curriculum. Projects can be focused on undergraduate, graduate, or continuing medical education. The project must have reached at least a pilot testing stage by the end of the Fellowship. Each project will be presented during the final session of the Fellowship.
The next session will begin September 16, 2014 and continue through April 28, 2015. All sessions are from 1:30-4pm on Tuesdays, Room 988, Department of Medical Education.
Below is an example course schedule for the 2013-2014 year. Schedule is subject to change.
|9/17/2013||Effective Clinical Teaching & Peer Feedback|
|9/24/2013||Understanding Learners’ Needs & Motivations|
|10/1/2013||Writing Goals & Objectives|
|10/15/2013||Giving Effective Feedback|
|10/22/2013||Teaching in Small Group Settings|
|10/29/2013||Teaching in Large Group Settings|
|11/12/2013||Teaching Skills & Procedures|
|11/19/2013||Role Modeling & Reflective Practice|
|12/3/2013||Assessing Learning & Readiness for Promotion|
|12/10/2013||Synthesis: Applying Lessons Learned to Instructional Innovations|
|1/7/2014||Scholarly Teaching, Teaching as Scholarship|
|1/14/2014||Conceptual Frameworks in Education Program Development|
|1/21/2014||Problem Identification & Needs Assessment|
|1/28/2014||Project Presentations – Needs Assessments|
|2/4/2014||Selecting & Sequencing Instructional Strategies|
|2/18/2014||Project Presentations – Instructional Strategies|
|3/4/20114||Reviewing Innovations & Research in Health Professions Education|
|3/11/2014||Project Presentations – Program Evaluation|
|3/18/2014||Faculty Development – Supporting Curricular Innovation|
|3/25/2014||Evaluating Learners and the Learner in Difficulty|
|4/1/2014||Practice Presentations and STEFF Program Evaluation|
|4/15/2014||Final Project Presentations|
To apply for the faculty fellowship:
Participation in the fellowship requires a 5% FTE commitment on the part of the Fellow’s Department and Department Head. This commitment provides assurance that the Fellow will have the time available for participation in the workshops and completion of the project. All applicants must have a letter of support from the Department Head.
There is no charge for this program. Fellows must achieve a 90% attendance rate to successfully complete the program and receive a Fellowship certificate.
An application is available upon request. The application deadline for 2014-15 is September 2, 2014.
For more information, contact:
Janet M. Riddle, MD
Department of Medical Education (MC591)