Faculty Development at the UCR School of Medicine


Transforming teaching by providing learning and support to the faculty of the University of California Riverside School of Medicine through the Teaching Excellence Academy, workshops, webinars, consultation, and online resources. View our upcoming programs and events here.

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A Celebration of Women in Medicine and Science event: Keynote Address - Lilly Marks "Management and Leadership: Pearls of Wisdom"

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What's coming up

The Conference on Teaching and Learning is a regional medical education conference sponsored by the UCR School of Medicine. The theme this year is Teaching Under the Umbrella of Today’s Climate. 

The plenary session includes keynote speaker, James Lang, Ph.D., a recognized expert on teaching and learning and author of six books, the most recent of which are Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About it and Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning. The concurrent sessions include threads on teaching medical students and residents; diversity, equity, and inclusion in medical education; innovative teaching with technology; and much more. 

This year's conference is virtual and free! Click here for more information: 

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Need Help? Use our Ticketing System

The Office of Faculty Development ticketing system allows you to submit requests and receive answers to questions and feedback on time.  The system may be used to:

  • Contact an OFD staff member
  • Look for instructional resources
  • Help with content creation for virtual learning
  • Get help with Canvas
  • Provide tips on video creation and editing
  • Obtain faculty support
  • Book a one-on-one consultation

Submit a ticket to the Office of Faculty Development

Or email us at OFDhelp@medsch.ucr.edu.

Recommended Readings


Why an Active-Learning Evangelist Is Sold on Online Teaching This interesting article talks about what one educator learned about the benefits of online teaching and learning. 

The Art of Delegation is an article in the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity that discusses the influence of delegating tasks. Check it out.

Should You Allow Laptops in Class? Here's What the Latest Study Adds to That Debate is an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education that discusses results from a replication study for the oft-referenced Mueller and Oppenheimer 2014 study. It's clear that the jury is still out, but this new study brings more nuance to the discussion.

More online teaching resources available here.