Faculty Focused Resources
Upcoming Changes in Blackboard
There are two updates to Blackboard that are coming on May 19-20:
- Blackboard’s landing page is getting a new look as GWIT will be upgrading the GWU version of Blackboard from Learn to Ultra. This change will not be applied to courses, only to the landing page upon login. There is no timeline for converting courses as of yet.
- Around the same time, IT will enable two-factor authentication to Blackboard to improve security for all GW users.
More information will be provided in our May newsletter.
Register for the “The Social”: Health Professions Education Research Session
Research Design: Conceptual Frameworks and Methods
May 1st, 2023 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) IDEAS Learning Webinars are free resources for registered members. AAMC membership is also free. The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-racism Series page: https://cloud.email.aamc.org/ideas outlines all recorded webinars and additional resources. For example, the following topics are addressed, among many others:
- "Disrupting Bullying in Academic Medicine"
"Addressing Microaggressions in Academic Health: A Workshop for Inclusive Excellence"
"Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Competencies Across the Learning Continuum"
"Using Inclusive Language in Scholarly Writing"
"Effective Unconscious Bias Training Models for Health Professions Faculty and Staff"
"Strategies for Promoting Antiracist Research in Medical Education"
"Improving the Learning Environment for LGBTQ+ Medical Students"
The IDEAS Learning Webinars are led by experts with the purpose to provide "comprehensive, reliable information." These educational series are helpful to health and medical faculty, staff, and students who want to be proactive in their efforts to foster inclusive environments and promote equity in medical schools.
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. While this series features the editorial teams of the AAMC’s journals, the topics and recommendations presented will also apply to other types of medical education scholarship and to submissions to other journals and publications. These sessions are open to all so please consider sharing with your peers, students, and others interested in these topics.
The Macy Foundation Scholar Program
We are eager to hear from applicants who are relatively early in their careers; successful candidates will likely have roughly three to eight years of faculty experience.
We are also eager to hear from applicants who are representative of the many diverse individuals and communities served by health professionals throughout the country.