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 - December 2023

In This Issue of the CFE Newsletter

  1. Apply for the SMHS CFE Scholarly Writing Program
  2. Apply for the Master Teacher Leadership Development Program!
  3. SMHS CFE Academy of Education Scholars Upcoming Event & Sessions
  4. Register SMHS ARC Educational Series Book Club
  5. Faculty Focused Resources: 
- Student Feedback on Faculty Feedback
- CFE Faculty Support Office Hours
- CFE Online Learning Modules

Apply Now: SMHS CFE Scholarly Writing Program

SMHS CFE Scholarly Writing Program
The GW SMHS Center for Faculty Excellence is offering a professional development
program designed to help faculty meet their personal writing and scholarly career goals.
The program is called the SMHS Scholarly Writing Program, which follows a peer mentoring and coaching model that meets regularly for 6 months and culminates in the submission of peer-reviewed manuscripts. The program consists of a structured curriculum to include modules from the Coursera Writing in the Sciences Course and assigned readings and pre-work from
a writing-for-publication text that will be provided to all participants.

The SMHS Scholarly Writing Program requires the completion/submission of an application
to select a limited number of participants. Applications are due December 29th, 2023. 

Please visit our website to learn more about the program and submit an application

Please reach out to the SMHS Center for Faculty Excellence ( with any
questions about the SMHS Scholarly Writing Program.
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Open Now: Applications for the Master Teacher Leadership Development Program!

Enhance your teaching skills, foster scholarship in education, and develop your leadership potential. Apply for the Master Teacher Leadership Development Program (MTLDP)! All full-time basic science, clinical science, and health sciences SMHS faculty involved in teaching are welcome to apply. 
The 23rd cohort will run from September 4th, 2024 - June 18th, 2025. Classes are every Wednesday from 12:30pm-5:00pm; in-person attendance to all classes is required. 
Applications will be accepted until January 5th, 2024. For more information on MTLDP, including application instructions and testimonials from graduates, visit our website:
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SMHS CFE Academy of Education Scholars
Attention Academy of Education Scholars, we have a lot of upcoming events and enriching sessions around education research and scholarship. We encourage members to join our upcoming sessions listed below. Please note: if you’d like to lead an Academy session, please just reach out to Zareen ( and Tony (

Upcoming Sessions
  • External Speaker Session on “Authorship Practices in HPE Research” - January 30, 2024 (12:00-1:00 pm) from presenter Dr. Lauren Maggio, PhD, USU - Register for this session here
  • Last Page Challenge - February 6th, 2023 (12:00-1:00 pm) on Chen, 2016 Last Page on “Common Qualitative Methods”

Additional Education Research Resources
CHEERS Education Research Consultation is a way for students, trainees, and faculty to receive interprofessional and interdisciplinary peer consultations for education projects, conference abstracts/presentations, and manuscripts. All sessions are from 12:00 - 1:00 pm, presenters will have a choice between an in-person or virtual format to present their ideas. Please fill out this form if you are interested in a consultation. This consultation can be on a planned submission, an already submitted abstract (waiting for a response), planned grants, or rejected grants!  See the full advertisement here.

CHEERS Session Dates:
      Tuesday, February 20th 2024
      Monday, April 22nd, 2024
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SMHS ARC Educational Series Book Club

Register for the session(s)
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Faculty Focused Resources

Student Feedback on Faculty Feedback

As educators, we often question whether the feedback we give to our learners is effective. Are we giving them enough feedback? Is it detailed enough? And how important is the timing of the feedback? It's natural to have these doubts. However, we have some general guidelines that have been endorsed by both students and faculty members which can help clear things up.
Do you need help designing an educational session or using a new teaching technology? Come to our CFE Faculty Support Office Hours

Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00 p.m. with the CFE Instructional Designer

Teddy Hristov, the CFE Senior Instructional Designer, will hold weekly office hours starting in October to support faculty. These office hours are designated for discussing and practicing the best use of educational technology and pedagogical teaching/learning methods. 

If this day and time does not work for you, please schedule an appointment directly with Teddy,
CFE Online Modules
Here is a list of all currently available courses
Helpful guidelines to complete online CFE modules and ensure a successful learning experience with the technology:
  • disable your browser's pop-up blocker, as the learning modules pop up on a separate window
  • go through the learning module in one go - the system times out and you may get an error message that will prevent you from proceeding
  • if you need to pause, please close out the learning module window, and log out of your account on the main browser tab/window; the system will resume where you left off when you log in again to complete the course.
For questions and help regarding CFE online learning modules, please email us at
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