Developing Your Educator's Portfolio (Inclusive of your Educational Scholarship)

We are offering a new session by popular demand in three parts:

Preparing the documents needed for promotion takes time and attention to detail. One of the critical items needed in the presentation of your promotion packet is the Educators' Portfolio. Despite the importance of this document, many faculty still find it difficult to pull together a successful package. This is largely due to the difficulty in articulating the wide range of teaching activities in which Medical School faculty are involved.

This workshop is designed for late-stage junior faculty and early mid-career faculty who are interested in the promotional trajectory from the Assistant to Associate and to the Full Professor designation. Those who participate will enjoy the opportunity to learn some of the best approaches to putting together a teaching portfolio and discuss the promotion process. The workshop is designed to be practical and allow participants to learn about the ongoing development of their teaching portfolio. This is especially helpful to those who identify as clinician educators.

In part 1 of this session, following an overview of promotion criteria in general, there will be several interactive small groups that review a sample teaching portfolio, opportunities to enhance and create a teaching portfolio, and information on gathering other evidence for promotion.

In part 2 of this session, participants will review the criteria for educational and teaching scholarship. Participants will look to using several vehicles to demonstrate educational scholarship including MedEdPORTAL Publications.  This is an educational material repository that was designed to serve as a prestigious peer reviewed publishing venue through which educators both receive recognition for their educational scholarship works and promote these works through worldwide dissemination.

Finally in part 3 over lunch, there will be an opportunity for small group and individual Q&A with Dr. Lypson.

Following this session, you'll be able to:

In Part 1

  • Develop a strategy for developing a teaching portfolio
  • Describe the impact of educational scholarship and teaching evaluations on the promotions process

In Part 2

  • Review "Scholarship" as it relates to all types of learning materials
  • Discuss the use of these peer reviewed materials in your promotion and tenure process
  • Identify nationally recognized publishing sources for reviewed materials in MedEdPORTAL
  • Discuss tools you may have already and what is needed for submission and plan for next steps

 In Part 3

  • Ask specific questions you may have about developing your Educators’ Portfolio or using MedEdPORTAL. 

Facilitated by: Dr. Monica Lypson, Director of Medical and Dental Education for the Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) within the Department of Veteran Affairs in Washington, DC

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this workshop, or have questions about accessibility, please contact Jordan Wright or 734-764-2574. Please also let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies. Advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange so letting us know at least 2 weeks in advance is much appreciated.

Upcoming Sessions

There are no scheduled sessions for this workshop. Interested in attending a future session? Let us know.