Programs and Resources for your Professional Development
Programs and Resources for your Professional Development
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   Programs and Resources for your Professional Development - August 2023

In This Issue of the CFE Newsletter

  1. CFE Academy of Education Scholars - New Leadership and Reconnection Event
  2. Distinguished Teacher Awards - Nominations are open
  3. Apply for the Junior Faculty Career Development Workshop
  4. Register for the Teaching Essentials Series
  5. Register for the #MedEd Grand Rounds G-3: GW, Georgetown & Geisel
  6. Faculty Focused Resources:
    Online Quality Matters Workshop

    #MedEd Grand Rounds G-3: GW, Georgetown & Geisel
    AAMC Webinar Series focused on Scholarly Publishing
GW SMHS Academy of Education Scholars

CFE Academy of Education Scholars - New Leadership and Reconnection Event

The CFE is pleased to announce that Anthony Artino, Professor and Associate Dean for Educational Research, and Zareen Zaidi, Professor and CFE Associate Director of Education Research and Scholarship, will serve as Co-Directors of the CFE Academy of Education Scholars effective July 1, 2023. 
The CFE Academy of Education Scholars seeks to develop and recognize excellence in educational research and scholarship to advance the practice of medical and health sciences education and improve the quality of SMHS educational programs and patient care. In leading the Academy, Tony and Zareen aspire to provide a forum to recognize and reward faculty who have demonstrated excellence in educational scholarship, as well as foster a culture of responsible research and scholarly thinking in medical and health professions education. This community of practice will collaborate both inside and outside of the Academy to promote educational scholarship, positioning GWSMHS as a global leader in medical and health professions education research and innovation. 
All members of the Academy of Education Scholars are encouraged to attend the Reconnection Event at Circa on September 11, 2023, from 12 to 2 p.m. Please RSVP for this event by scanning the QR code below or using this link.
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The Distinguished Teacher Awards - Accepting Nominations

The Distinguished Teacher Awards honor faculty members who in their teaching activities demonstrate exceptional ability in all the following five areas:
  • COMMUNICATING information to advance learning,
  • Being INNOVATIVE in their teaching,
  • Demonstrating a SUSTAINED COMMITMENT as an educator, and
  • Establishing and maintaining a positive learning environment.
All faculty members who teach and who have not previously received the Distinguished Teacher Award are eligible (see the attached full announcement). Up to three awards may be given each year, one each for faculty in basic sciences, clinical, and health sciences departments.
Nominations to the Selection Committee require the following materials packaged into 1 file:
  • a letter of recommendation from the individual making the nomination, addressing the five criteria stated above;
  • two additional letters of recommendation from other faculty---these should be from the department
  • chair and another faculty member familiar with the nominee’s teaching. All letters should address the five criteria stated above;
  • the nominee’s curriculum vitae;
  • a complete list of the teaching activities of the nominee with a summary of learner evaluations and peer assessments of teaching, and
  • two examples of the nominee’s innovative teaching, including relevant materials.
Nomination Period: One individual each from Basic Sciences, Health Sciences, and Clinical Sciences for the academic year 2022-23.
Nomination Deadline: September 25, 2023
The above materials may be sent via email to Questions can be directed to Debra Herrmann, Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence at The recipients will be honored at the SMHS Community Ceremony on January 18, 2024.
For more information and to view the full announcement click here.

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Junior Faculty Career Development Workshop

This workshop is occurring on Friday, October 27, 2023, from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
This is a half-day professional development workshop designed for junior faculty to explore and discuss specific strategies to enhance their careers. The workshop consists of short presentations, a panel discussion, and interactive discussions on topics essential for understanding the academic medicine environment, discovering your career options, and developing your professional portfolio. This is a fully in-person workshop occurring in Ross Hall. Faculty from all departments are encouraged to apply!
By the end of this session faculty will be able to:
  • Describe the SMHS Appointments, Promotions, & Tenure (APT) criteria and requirements
  • Identify strategies to raise their professional achievements through development, research, and mentoring
  • Formulate an Individual Development Plan
For more information and to apply, click here. The deadline to apply is September 5th.
*Due to the focus on the promotion and tenure process, the workshop is limited to active status, regular faculty (full-time) in the GW Medical Enterprise. For Limited Service Faculty, please stay tuned for other CFE offerings. 
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Register for the Teaching Essentials Series

Monday, September 18, 2023 - Assessment Monday, October 16, 2023 - Designing Instruction Monday, November 20, 2023 - Writing Questions Monday, December 11, 2023 - Balancing Teaching, Research, & Service
The Teaching Essentials Series program is a series of one-hour workshops for scientists, clinicians, researchers, post-docs, and graduate students who want to learn more about key aspects of teaching & learning. Each session has an online component consisting of short videos and brief exercises to do on your own prior to the session. Participants then attend a 1-hour interactive virtual workshop session to apply concepts and get feedback from peers. Sessions are held monthly, as indicated above, from 12:00 - 1:00 pm via Zoom.
Upcoming Topics: 
  • Monday, September 18, 2023 - Assessment      
  • Monday, October 16, 2023 - Designing Instruction        
  • Monday, November 20, 2023 - Writing Questions      
  • Monday, December 11, 2023 - Balancing Teaching, Research, & Service   
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Faculty Focused Resources

Quality Matters Flagship Online Workshop

Upcoming online workshop applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR)
This workshop is occurring September 26th - October 10th.
All interested SMHS faculty and staff are invited to participate. This is a two-week asynchronous online workshop that provides:
  • An introduction to QM’s quality assurance approach, used by colleges and universities nationwide
  • An introduction to the concept of alignment in course design
  • Practice applying the QM rubric to a demonstration course
  • The first step to becoming a QM peer reviewer
This workshop is especially recommended for anyone who will be building new or re-designing course(s). The workshop activities take approximately 8 hours per week to complete, and the cost will be covered by the Health Sciences Administration.

If interested in participating, please email Laurie Lyons ( or Alison McGuire ( 

#MedEd Grand Rounds G-3: GW, Georgetown & Geisel

Register: Resilient Teaming in Medical Education Research: Lessons from the sociobiology analogy
October 18th 12:00-1:00 pm

This interactive presentation will introduce the sociobiology analogy as a complementary lens from which to think about resilient teaming in medical education research—using insights from investigations with action teams and engaging participants in discussions around the sociobiology principles of communication, decentralization, and self-repair as it pertains to medical education research teams. For more information and to register, click here.
Register: AAMC Webinar Series focused on Scholarly Publishing

Register for a monthly webinar series hosted by the editorial teams of the AAMC’s 2 peer-reviewed journals, Academic Medicine and MedEdPORTAL. Sessions will cover the importance of publishing your education scholarship and practical suggestions for how to do so successfully, and will include interactive exercises to practice what you have learned and time for Q&A with the editorial teams of Academic Medicine and/or MedEdPORTAL. These sessions are open to all so please consider sharing with your peers, students, and others interested in these topics.

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