Professor Promotion: Scholarship in Education

Faculty speaking with graduate students

National and international recognition for education entails: development, implementation and evaluation of innovative educational programs with national and international reputation and impact; peer-reviewed publication of leading textbooks or chapters in leading textbooks; development and dissemination of other educational materials (e.g., websites, course design) that have been identified as important through a national and international peer-review process; and/or development of or leadership in educational research project(s) that have a national and international reputation and impact.

National and international recognition for scholarship in teaching at the predoctoral, doctoral or CME level may be demonstrated by any of the following:

  • Scholarly teaching as documented by its impact on learners and by assessment of the teaching by learners, peers, internal or external evaluators, and oneself; for teaching activities that are repeated, there should be evidence that there has been either maintenance of strengths or revision in response to critical assessment (see range of teaching methods listed under professor)
  • Teaching awards from national and/or international organizations
  • Direction and evaluation for several years of a course at the undergraduate, graduate or CME level
  • Invitations to teach in other hospitals, other medical schools, programs of professional societies, workshops or continuing medical education courses
  • Invited educational consultation or collaboration with other departments at or beyond the school of medicine
  • Organization of regional, national or international CME courses that have substantive educational impact
  • Success in recruiting faculty, fellows and students to one’s department from across the nation
  • Effective mentorship documented by the academic progress and scholarship of mentees who are at the school of medicine or are mentees in programs beyond the school of medicine
  • Mentorship on training grants from national and international funding agencies
  • Teaching as a member of the faculty in a faculty development program that addresses the educational skills of other faculty (teaching skills or curriculum development skills)

National and international recognition for education may be also documented by:

  • Obtaining internal or external funding for scholarly educational or clinical initiatives through grants (NIH or other organizations, school of medicine sources)
  • Obtaining funding for and directing a competitively awarded grant for a training program at the undergraduate, graduate or faculty level