For Educators

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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 [email protected] or Dr. Cofrancesco at [email protected].

Other Resources

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:

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