Faculty Career Development Resources

Resources to help you achieve successful career advancement.

Individual Consultation

The Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs is available for 1:1 meetings to discuss promotion, individual career goals, and/or any issues that may impact career satisfaction.

Each faculty member will receive an invitation to meet after 6 months of employment to help with acclimation to Upstate, and again after 3 years to focus on the promotion process. 

Faculty Toolbox Sessions

An annual 2-3 hour workshop series (February-May) on education, clinical skills, professional skills and leadership to address curriculum needs. Past series have also focused on research, communication and financial management.

Faculty Educator Development Seminars

Upstate faculty share their expertise on topics that will help participants improve skills as educators and understanding of education-related issues. Seminars are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 12-1 PM in Room 318 Wsk Lib. 2018-2019 SEMINAR SERIES SCHEDULE

Objectives to be used for the sessions may include one or more of the following; faculty participants will:

  1. Examine important concepts regarding key topics in biomedical and health care education (hot topics, patient safety/quality, teamwork, social determinants of health, humanities)
  2. Analyze best practices for teaching at Upstate (research skills, pedagogies, professionalism, communication, scholarship, curriculum design, technology, simulation)
  3. Collaborate to foster new models of teaching (Faculty scholar’s dinner, other workshop activities)

Starting in October 2018, past presentations are archived and available on Upstate's video platform, VBrick. This page will look empty. Please log in with upstate ID with blue log-in button at top right of page, and it will populate. ARCHIVED VIDEO ACCESS.

Prior to 2018, select past FED presentations were summarized in 15 minute EdTalks

Faculty Scholars Dinner

Held on the first Tuesday in June, selected faculty presentations highlight innovations in education. 

Medical Education Journal Clubs

Facilitated by the Assistant Dean for Phase 1/2 Curriculum, these sessions provide a forum for discussion of published manuscripts relevant to medical education. The group meets on the third Monday of each month from 12-1 PM in Room 9299 WHA (Doust Board Room).

Active Learning Collaborative

A peer mentoring group that meets monthly to discuss educational challenges adn opportunities, with a focus on integrating new technologies into teaching to enhance active learning and engagement.

Library Resource Guide

The Library Resource Guide gives you access to many interesting and varied publications and presentations to develop your skills as a medical educator.

AAMC Resources

SUNY Resources

The SUNY Center for Professional Development offers FREE workshops and seminars throughout the year.

For more information and to register, visit: suny.edu/sunytrainingcenter/