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Faculty Toolbox Sessions

Toolbox sessions are 2-3 hour workshops offered throughout the academic year. Topics are based on input from faculty and include interprofessional education, social determinants of health, finance management, leadership skills, and other topics based on faculty input and feedback. See the Calendar

We invite and welcome faculty to apply to present a toolbox session. Please use the Upstate Faculty Toolbox Request for Proposals guidelines and submit a toolbox proposal to Ann Botash, MD, at botasha@upstate.edu

Faculty Educator Development Seminars

Upstate faculty share their expertise to help participants improve skills as educators and to better understand education-related issues. Seminars are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 12-1 PM via Zoom 2020-2021 Seminar Schedule


Objectives 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)

Past presentations are archived and available on Upstate's video platform, Kaltura. This page will appear to be 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, selected past FED presentations were summarized in 15 minute EdTalks

Academy of Upstate Educators

The Academy of Upstate Educators provides multiple services including BEST workshops and coaching mentorship.

Faculty Scholars Dinner

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

Medical Education Journal Club

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.

Student Learning Outcomes Committee 

The Student Learning Outcomes Committee (SLOC) works to enhance Upstate's systems of learner assessment and program evaluation. SLOC partners with academic degree programs to help maintain and enhance student learning outcomes portfolios and assessment plans. SLOC also supports program accreditation efforts that relate to these two areas. SLOC members include representatives from all four colleges and other key administrative personnel. Educators seeking support and/or guidance in learner assessment or program evaluation can contact their college's representative listed here.

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.

Office of Interprofessional Education

Upstate is committed to improving our mission through interprofessional collaborations and teamwork. Interprofessional education (IPE) for all learners and across all campuses is supported by the Office of Interprofessional Education. This office works closely with the Office of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development to support faculty in creating and sustaining IPE programming and implementing IPE faculty development initiatives.

Educational Communications Faculty Development

The Distance Learning Department of Information Management and Technology provides regular workshops and offers support for faculty who need help with distance learning tools such as learning management systems (Blackboard) and video conferencing technology.

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: cpd.suny.edu