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Introduction

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Introduction to the Faculty Development Committee from committee members.

NEWS

Online FACDEV Journal Club

We are hosting our 3rd online FACDEV Journal Club on Friday 8th October 2021 at 15:00-16:00 GMT.  This will be facilitated by colleagues Diana Dolmans and Lia Fluit.  We will explore the area of developing a teacher identity in the university or hospital context which is not a smooth process given that teachers often struggle with many pressures related to teaching, clinical duties and research.  How can we as faculty developers empower teachers to develop a teacher identity aimed at professional growth of teachers?  We welcome and invite every with a passion for and/or interest in Faculty Development to join us for this event.  More details will be provided closer to the date.
 
If you missed the first two journal clubs, why not view the recording and join the online discussion? Access is via the AMEE FacDev Community portal - just sign into your AMEE account, click on the 'communities list' and select 'FACDEV Community'. Use the 'follow community' button to subscribe to community updates and be the first to hear about future journal club events. It's free to set up an AMEE account and you don't need to be a member to access the community.

Medical Teacher Special Themed issue

For anyone interested in research and innovations in faculty development, the August 2021 issue of Medical Teacher is a must-read.  The issue contains 6 research papers and 12 innovation reports on faculty development. Innovation reports describe a number of topics, including how faculty development can empower personal agency, form educator identity, improve clinical supervision, engage students in health professions education, offer narrative medicine, and design simulation-based learning. The research papers explore the nature of informal learning, mentorship, leadership, professional identity, and faculty development through an organizational lens. These publications also underscore how faculty development is a striking example of promoting adaptive expertise. Both faculty members and faculty developers need to demonstrate the ability to adapt to novel, uncertain or complex situations while maintaining their competence in routine circumstances. This issue highlights current innovations, new research agendas, and important topics in faculty development. Don’t miss out.


6th International Conference on Faculty Development in the Health Professions

In association with AMEE 2021, the 6th International Conference on Faculty Development in the Health Professions with the conference title “Faculty Development in Times of Extraordinary Change” will be held online on Saturday 28th August 2021. The goals of the conference are:

  • To share and discuss how faculty developers promote and demonstrate adaptive expertise in the context of change
  • To address how faculty development(ers) utilize(s) change science/change management approaches in their work at individual and institutional levels.
  • To provide a forum for shared learning across the global faculty development community

Please see the link to the conference page https://amee.org/conferences/6th-faculty-development-conference for further information. 

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Research Grant

The Faculty Development Committee of AMEE is interested in promoting research in faculty development.  With a budget of £7000 (no facilities and administration fee), the committee anticipates funding one grant in the coming year.  The committee will exclude program development and evaluation proposals. The committee will accept pre-proposals until December 7, 2021, and if invited, full proposals will be accepted until February 15, 2022 following the same format used for other AMEE grants.

Read more about Faculty Development Research Grants

2021 Research grant winners

Dr. Mahwish Arooj, Pakistan, Impact of faculty development in medical education on educational identities of health professionals
Dr. Betty Onyura, Canada,  Anti-Oppressive Faculty Development: Examining the Principles and Sustainability of HPE Programs


Committee Goals

In February 2017 the AMEE Executive Committee agreed to engage a Faculty Development Committee with the following terms of reference:

  • To advance best practices and excellence in the development of health professional academic faculty across the globe
  • To provide advice to the AMEE Executive Committee and AMEE staff on the area of faculty and health professional educator development
  • To promote scholarly work in faculty and health professional educator development to and among the membership of AMEE
  • To oversee the selection of sites and appointment of conference organising committees for biennial International Conferences on Faculty Development in the Health Professions into the future
  • To develop and deliver a symposium on a current topic in faculty and health professional educator development at each AMEE conference that is not associated with an International Conference on Faculty Development in the Health Professions
  • To consider and develop other global and regional activities to support and advance faculty and health professional educator development
  • To keep AMEE members informed about current issues and events in faculty and health professional educator development through MedEdWorld and MedEdPublish.
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Membership

The AMEE Faculty Development Committee consists of the following members:
 

Professor Yvonne Steinert (Canada) – Chair
Professor Haruko Akatsu (Japan)
Associate Professor Manuel João Tavares Mendes Costa (Portugal)
Professor Diana Dolmans (Netherlands)
Associate Professor Ardi Findyartini (Indonesia)
Professor Emeritus David Irby (USA)
Professor Karen Leslie (Canada) 
Professor Patricia O’Sullivan (USA) 
Professor Harm Peters (Germany)
Professor Olanrewaju Sorinola (UK)
Professor Tripti Srivastava (India)
Professor Susan van Schalkwyk (South Africa) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Meetings

The Committee meets on a regular basis and holds a closed meeting at each AMEE conference. The committee also has open meetings with SIG members during the international meetings

Participating

As an AMEE member you are welcome to visit the Faculty Development Committee exhibit during AMEE conferences to find out what the Committee is working on and to have your say in what AMEE's involvement in Faculty Development should be.  We would also welcome your participation in our Faculty Development SIG.  

Faculty Development Research Grant

The Faculty Development Committee of AMEE is interested in promoting research in faculty development.  With a budget of £7000 (no facilities and administration fee), the committee anticipates funding one grant in the coming year.  The committee will exclude program development and evaluation proposals. The committee will accept pre-proposals until December 7, 2021, and if invited, full proposals will be accepted until February 15, 2022 following the same format used for other AMEE grants.

Read more about Faculty Development Research Grants

Search FacDev

“Search FacDev” is a custom search engine which indexes faculty development materials and publications. This initiative was developed by Dr. Yusuf Yilmaz and Dr. Teresa Chan from McMaster University - but they need you now to help improve it!
 
Search FacDev uses Google's custom search engine powered by the AMEE faculty development community - who can help to submit updates to the index regularly. The order of the results depend on the content’s ranking per Google’s proprietary search algorithm, but will take into account your location to help you filter resources relevant to you.
 
The current Search FacDev currently indexes various websites and health professions education journals. Anyone who uses the search engine can suggest content to be indexed by our editorial review board. If the content is not on a website, we can host the files on our website to be indexed in the search. search.facdev.org/suggest
 
We are looking forward to your feedback. Visit us on search.facdev.org

Contact

Yvonne Steinert
Chair - Faculty Development Committee

[email protected]




Last updated 27/08/2021

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