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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 pleased to announce our next journal club event "Faculty Development Journal Club: Leadership Development" is taking place on Tuesday 28 June 2022 from 15:00hrs - 16:00hrs (UK Time). The presenters are Dr Ruth Chen (Moderator); Dr Ellen Goldman (author); Dr Nisha Manikoth (author); Dr Raymond Lucas (author). For this event, we will discuss faculty leadership development approaches and strategies to facilitate institutional level growth and behaviour change. The authors will share their experiences developing this program as well as the challenges and new learning opportunities with their program implementation that would help faculty/staff leadership developers at other institutions.

Register here to secure your place!

Our last journal club event entitled “Threshold Concepts: Implications for Faculty Development” took place on the 7th of April 2022. Prof Hilary Neve (reviewer) and Prof Monika Kvernenes (author) focused on Threshold Concepts, what this framework entails and what implications it may have for faculty development. All journal club events are recorded and can be accessed for free after each event via the AMEE FacDev Journal Club YouTube playlist.


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

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

2020 Research Grant Winners

Sara Mortaz Hejri, Yvonne Steinert, Dan Pratt (Canada) - Faculty Developers’ Teaching Perspectives and Competencies: A Mixed-Methods Study


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!
 

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 Eliana Amaral (Brazil)
Dr Megan Anakin (New Zealand)
Associate Professor Ruth Chen (Canada)
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)
Dr Farhan Vakani (Pakistan)
Professor Susan van Schalkwyk (South Africa) 
Associate Professor Da-ya Yang (China)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activities

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Education/Conference

The next Faculty Development Conference will be held in conjunction with AMEE 2023. Our 6th International Conference on Faculty Development in the Health Professions was held in conjuction with AMEE 2021.

- Online Faculty Development Journal club - all journal club events are recorded and can be accessed for free after each event via the AMEE FacDev Journal Club YouTube playlist.

- Archive of Faculty Development Webinars

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.  

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 04/03/2022

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