Faculty educators are pivotal to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s tripartite mission and the strategic priority of being the world’s leader in educating health care professionals. To excel at this arm of the mission, educators require support, skills training, opportunities, and recognition. We, in the Office of Faculty Development, and under the guidance of the Associate Dean for Faculty Educational Development, Dr. Rachel Levine, believe strongly in the key role of Hopkins faculty as educators. We also recognize that our educators represent a diverse group in terms of content expertise (including basic science and clinical), teaching settings, career paths, and motivations.
The Office of Faculty Development is committed to fostering a thriving and engaged community of skilled biomedical educators through faculty development that promotes teaching mastery, educational scholarship, educational program building and leadership.
The Office of Faculty Development strives to partner with entities and resources across the University to assist all educators in reaching their full potential. We are focused on teaching skills and career development programming to promote academic advancement and faculty satisfaction.
Support for Faculty Educators During COVID-19 Pandemic
The OFD is partnering with the Institute for Excellence in Education, the Office of Academic Computing and the Office for Online Education to provide additional support for faculty who are now teaching online. Please watch for regular emails with announcements for Zoom coaching sessions and other upcoming online teaching skills courses.
Dr. Rachel Levine, Associate Dean for Faculty Educational Development and Dr. Joe Cofrancesco, Director Institute for Excellence in Education are available to arrange one on one coaching as well. Please feel free to contact them directly for assistance: Dr. Levine at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Cofrancesco at email@example.com.
Tips for Faculty Conducting Residency and Fellowship Virtual Interviews - session presented by Dr. Laura Hanyok, Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education, includes practical tips about technology and interview best practices. View the slides and video.
- Recording of April 14th Zoom session Teaching Online: Principles and Tips for Engaging Learners
- Engaging Learners Online (PowerPoint Slide PDF)
- Tip sheet for engaging learners
JHU online teaching resources and links:
Tips for online teaching:
For Zoom FAQs and video tutorials:
To participate in a free online course on distance learning:
Are you interested in becoming a better teacher? Join a Teaching Accountability Group! TAGs provide a structured format for peer observation of teaching with feedback and coaching.
How does a TAG work?
- Join a TAG with a colleague or on your own. Groups may be as small as 2 persons willing to observe one another in their teaching roles and provide each other with feedback and coaching or as large as 10 persons.
- Begin with a brief, focused training session in peer observation, feedback, and coaching
- Identify a teaching setting that you would like to be observed in. Meet with your peer observer ahead of time to establish learning goals. Participate in the observation. Afterward meet with your peer observer for feedback and coaching.
- Serve as a peer observer and coach another person in your TAG
- Observation and feedback are peer to peer and confidential.
Contact Dr. Rachel Levine for more information or to join a TAG.
Contact Dr. Rachel Levine at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in organizing a Writing Accountability Group (WAG) for scholarly educators.
The IEE provides a variety of funding and grant opportunities as well as mentored research support for educators.
The Office of Faculty Development is available to provide expert consultative services for individual academic units in the School of Medicine wishing to provide faculty development programming that meets the unique needs of their teachers and learners.
Request a consultation with Dr. Levine.
Promotion for Educators
- Promotion at Hopkins: Principles and Processes semi-annual presentations from the APPC and PPC Chairs
- Silver Book
- Request a consultation with Dr. Levine
Other Institutional Resources
- Institute for Excellence in Education
- Johns Hopkins University Science of Learning Institute
- Johns Hopkins University Center for Educational Resources
- Master of Education in the Health Professions