Announcements

Register for Searching for Excellence & Diversity: A Workshop for Faculty Search Committees 

There are still dates available for "Searching for Excellence & Diversity: A Workshop for Faculty Search Committees". The workshop aims to increase the excellence and diversity of applicant pools, reduce bias in applicant evaluation, improve interviewing processes and create an increasingly diverse and excellent faculty body. All members of SMPH faculty search committees and staff who assist search committees are encouraged to attend. Registration is required. Download a flyer (PDF) and Learn more

To maximize scheduling flexibility, the workshop is offered on multiple dates (listed below). 

Registration is required. Please follow this link to find registration links for each session.

• Campus wide: Thursday, September 23, 1:00-4:00pm

• Campus wide: Friday, October 8, 9:00am-12:00noon 

• Campus wide: Tuesday, October 26, 9:00am-12noon

Refresher/Update Session: Friday, October 15, 9:30-11:30am

New UW Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring (CTLM) 

Bringing together more than 50 professional staff members with extensive and wide-ranging expertise, the center will serve instructors at all career stages by offering campus-level professional development, course design and instructional consulting programs and services. Diversity, equity and inclusion will be at the core of this work. The center aims to support all instructors as we work together to provide equitable learning experiences in the pursuit of inclusive excellence, and to foster a sense of belonging for all students.

How to Connect with the Center

The center will continue to offer some familiar professional development programs -- for example, Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence (MTLE) and TeachOnline@UW -- as well as some new opportunities to support instructors’ work now and into the future: 

  • Fall Course Preparation Sessions -- starting Aug. 31, these sessions offer instructors the opportunity to drop in and meet with CTLM staff members individually via Zoom to work through questions about a particular course for fall.
  • Course Success Series -- starting Sept. 1, these one-hour workshops focus on particular teaching topics and related strategies: Creating and maintaining community in the classroom; fostering student interaction; supporting student well-being; creating course assessments (exams, essay assignments, etc.), to name a few.
  • Teaching and Learning Forums -- starting Sept. 8, these weekly, one-hour forums provide instructors space to meet and talk with one another about what they're seeing and doing in their courses.

If you’re not sure which of the above opportunities is right for you or you’re looking for a different kind of engagement or instructional support, you can request a consultation.

AMA Adopts Guidelines Confronting Systemic Racism in Medicine 

Read more here.

Proposals Being Accepted for 2022 IAMSE Professional Development Workshops

Location/Date: Denver, Colorado | June 4-7, 2022
To be considered, any proposal must be submitted here by July 1, 2021
Contact the Accelerator Writing Group, if you plan to submit. 

New SMPH Faculty CV Template (all tracks)

Click here to view the new templates. 

What you need to know:

  • Tenure track faculty who are going up for promotion from assistant to associate professor before the Biological Science Committee must use this format immediately.
  • Through the 2024 promotions cycle it is not required that CHS, CT track faculty use the new template unless they wish to do so. Starting May 1, 2024 all CV’s must be submitted to the promotion committees using this format. 
  • New faculty members are strongly encouraged to use this CV template immediately for recording of their academic, teaching, service and outreach activities at SMPH.

This template can also be found on the OFAD Preparing for Promotion page (scroll down to the Faculty Promotion Toolkit icon), or the Faculty HR Policies and Resources page. Instructions are included in the first page and the template follows.

Please contact the SMPH Faculty Promotion Team facultypromotions@med.wisc.edu with any questions about the template. 

 

Upcoming Events

Simulation Days 2021

The Clinical Simulation Program will be holding its annual Simulation Days on September 23 and September 24, 2021. This will be hosted in a virtual platform to accommodate for COVID-19 protocols. On September 23 Ryan Thompson, MD, CHSE and Shannon DiMarco, MSHS, CHSOS will give a Directors' Address on the state of simulation education at the School of Medicine and Public Health after which their team will recognize valued partnerships within the SMPH community by presenting Simulation Awards.

On September 24 Samreen Vora, MD and Brittany Dahlen, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CPN, CCRN-K from Children's Minnesota will give a keynote address titled: "Simulation to Address Systemic Racism". This follows their recent publication in the Society for Simulation in Healthcare's quarterly journal on the topic.

Links to both days are available in the PDF icon PDF attached. Also see the PDF icon published article by Dr. Vora, Brittany Dahlen, et. al.

This event is held annually and will be available to all populations in the UW Madison community. Specifically, the SMPH community will find the keynote address particularly interesting as it pertains to the current work in building an Anti-Racist SMPH and how we as that community can improve our educational practices.

OFAD Summer Webinars

Over the summer the Office for Faculty Affairs and Development (OFAD) will be hosting a series of webinars focused on aspects of the promotions process. 

Click here to register.

Sessions will be about 30 minutes long and include time for questions. If you are unable to attend, sessions will be recorded and made available for viewing later.

Pathways to Promotion Workshops

Pathways to Promotion 102 for CHS/CT track faculty
Monday, October 18, 2021, 1:00-5:00pm (Virtual)
Register here.

This interactive workshop is tailored to CHS and CT track faculty who expect to go up for promotion within the next year or two. Mentors are also welcome.

This course includes:

  • Emphasis on what you need to do in the last year before you go up for promotion
  • Logistics of putting your packet together
  • Overview of the promotions committees function and process by current members
  • Opportunity to sign up for a 15 minute one-on-one consultation on your personal statement and/or dossier

Pathways to Promotion 101 for CHS/CT track faculty
Monday, March 7, 2022, 1:00-5:00pm (Virtual; in-person option is TBD at this time)
Register here

This interactive course is tailored to CHS and CT track faculty who would like an introduction to promotion processes or have never attended a Pathways to Promotion seminar. We advise taking this course in your first two or three years at SMPH. Mentors are welcome to attend.

This course includes:

  • Introductory information regarding the CHS and CT tracks
  • Guidance on mapping your career trajectory
  • Identifying a purpose and major goals for your career
  • Guidance on how to jump start the process of organizing and collecting your accomplishments

Contact ofad@med.wisc.edu for questions.


Pathways to Promotion for Tenure track faculty
Register Here. Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 4:30-6:30pm

This workshop will offer an in-depth examination of the UW Madison promotion and tenure process from the perspective of central campus and SMPH. This course will cover:

  • Building a tenure portfolio
  • Learning to get the most from your mentors
  • First-hand accounts from recently tenured faculty about preparing for tenure
  • Guidance from divisional committee leadership about how the divisional committee operates and what the committee looks for in successful tenure cases.

Pathways to Promotion workshops may be attended multiple times. Contact ofad@med.wisc.edu for questions.

Become an Academy Member

Why become an Academy member? Click here to discover benefits of membership. 

For faculty with less than 3 years teaching experience in the UW System, learn more about the Clinical Affiliate program, here

For faculty with more than 3 years teaching experience and are ready to become fellows, learn more about the Teaching Academy Fellowship program, here

Developing Educators

Explore the Developing Educators hub for more information regarding: 

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Self-Directed Learning 
  • Mentoring, Coaching, and Advising
  • Feedback & Evaluations
  • Challenging Learners
  • Online Learning Tool

Ebling Health Sciences Library has announced a new page dedicated to providing diversity, equity, and inclusion resources for the health sciences. 

Explore the new resources here

 

Get Involved

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