November 2019

November 2019

November 2019


HSC Faculty,

Welcome to the first edition of the Health Sciences Center's Faculty Development newsletter, Magnify Your Impact. Each month we will update you with the latest offerings in our online library, blog posts, workshops, and what is happening in our Health Professions Education Program. We provide this in support of our mission to engage, equip, and inspire you to be learner-focused and to excel in teaching and academic leadership. It is a privilege to be able to serve you.


We encourage you to get into BlackBoard and check out the offerings we have placed into the library. If you have any problems accessing BlackBoard or finding the modules, just email.


We are working on several modules for December. Two will highlight the key features of Make it Stick and Small Teaching, the books we featured in Reading Circles during the fall semester. Also, modules on Adult Learning Theory and Working with Millennials are also in production. We will let you know when they are available. Check out our website for a complete list of available titles currently in the library.

FACULTY FEED - the blog

In August we started Faculty Feed,a quick summary of key concepts around teaching, learning, and professional development. Some of the topic areas include how to use questioning strategies to enhance your teaching, summaries of Small Teaching (Lang, 2016) and Make It Stick (Brown et al., 2014), and the impact of retrieval on memory. Check out Faculty Feed to see what is new.


On January 7, 2020, we will begin the next Reading Circle, featuring the book, Teach Students How to Learn(2015) by Saundra McGuire. Dr. McGuire will be the keynote speaker at the Delphi Center's annual Celebration of Teaching and Learning on Friday, February 7. In addition, she will be presenting a lunch workshop at the HSC campus on Thursday, February 6. More information coming soon about registration for the February dates.


If you would like to sign up for or learn more about the upcoming Reading Circle, visit our web page for more information. Space is limited, and the books are provided by the generous support of the Delphi Center. 


The Certificate Program in HPE is a four-course curriculum based on an accelerated, hybrid model designed to give you practical teaching strategies and skills. The courses offered in the spring semester are Instructional Strategies (ELFH 676) & Research Methods (ELFH 685). For more information see our website or email  



The third LIAM cohort (26 faculty from Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and the College of Arts & Sciences) will be completing their fourth in-person session in December, finishing up the Leading Yourself component of the curriculum. Since this class started in September, they have worked on Leadership as a Discipline, Design Thinking/Innovation, Grit (Angela Duckworth) and Mindset (Carol Dweck), and Strengths-Based Leadership (Gallup). In December, we will dive into the importance of emotional intelligence and a review of the book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.


Success in your job is more likely a result of grit (a combination of passion and perseverance) than talent for what you do. This month check out the short video (6 mins) about the book Grit, by Angela Duckworth.  This video will give you the essence of the grit message.


 Fear and Loathing in Feedback…and Can We Get Over It?

Presented by Sara M. Multerer

December 4, 12:00-1:00 pm, SOM Instructional Building, B115



Hiring Diverse Faculty Through Equity-Minded Approaches

V. Faye Jones, Xian Brooks, Kiana Fields, Ryan Simpson

January 22, 12:00-1:00 pm,  SOM Instructional Building, B115



Teaching About Health Disparities: Why it’s Vital 

and Where We Fall Short

V. Faye Jones, Xian Brooks, Kiana Fields, Ryan Simpson

February 26, 12:00-1:00 pm, SOM Instructional Building, B215



Applying Effective Learning Science to Clinical Teaching in the Moment

Russ Farmer, Gerard Rabalais & Staci Saner

 March 25, 12:00-1:00 pm,  SOM Instructional Building, B115


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