Faculty Development
Faculty and Academic Affairs

As a faculty member, your success is measured in a number of ways. If you intend to be successful at USF Health you should continually strive to better all your skills. There are many opportunities at USF to improve all areas of a faculty member's professional life.


  • MentorMatch
  • Promotion, Tenure and Evaluation (COM Only)
  • Research Workshops
  • Talent Management
  • Teaching
  • Women in Medicine (ELAM)
  • Promotion and Tenure Evaluation

    Dr. John Curran
    Associate Vice President for USF Health Faculty and Academic Affairs
    Senior Executive Associate Dean for MCOM Faculty and Academic Affairs

    Morsani College of Medicine Faculty Only

    View Streaming Video October 2007
    Suggestions for Your Curriculum Vitae June 2008

    What are the tenure and non-tenure earning pathways in the Morsani College of Medicine? What are the criteria for promotion? How does the annual assignment and evaluation process work and how does it impact promotion, tenure and pay? How can you help ensure that you are on target for promotion or tenure before it's too late? Does your CV present you in the best possible light? Hear about the Faculty Academic Information Reporting System (FAIR) that will assist you in maintaining your professional dossier current at all times.

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    Computer Skills

    The USF Health Instructional Design and Training provides free computer classes to all faculty, staff and students of the USF Health. These classes offer training in the Microsoft suite of products: Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Word; various multimedia tools: scanning text and graphics, digitizing audio, video and images, creating CDs and DVDs, streaming PowerPoint and video; setting up online courses using Blackboard; and other topics relevant within USF Health.

    A course catalog, describing course content, and containing a schedule of classes is located on the USF Health IS web site.

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    Research Workshops

    Research workshops from how to find it and how to get it funded to safety and protection for human research subjects and the people in the lab are given by the Office of Research. Their website has a listing of courses available to assist all faculty.


    The USF Health Office of Research also has a list of educational links helpful to USF Health Faculty.

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    Talent Management

    USF HR Talent Management offers training workshops on different topics ranging from Time Management to Cultural Competence in Communication. Checkout their website for the full listing of training opportunities.

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    Medical Spanish

    Continuing education courses in Medical Spanish are offered several times each year (sponsored by Gulfcoast North AHEC & Gulfcoast South AHEC and their respective HETCs). Instructors are drawn from a variety of health professions. By participating in this course you will learn basic Spanish language skills with an emphasis on communicating across cultures in the health care setting. This course will enable you to communicate more effectively with Spanish-speaking patients in a health care setting. The course is designed for non-speakers of Spanish and those with limited Spanish-speaking skills.

    AHEC's website has more information.

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    FACDOT is an online learning management application containing training content relevant to improving teaching techniques targeted at professors and preceptors. Access FACDOT on the web 24 hours a day.

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    USF previously maintained The Center for 21st Century Teaching Excellence (C21TE) to promote scholarly dialogue on the art, science and craft of university teaching. USF reorganized The Center into the eTeaching & Technology Group (eTG) and the Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence (ATLE).


    For the development and support of online and blended courses, please visit the eTG website at: http://etg.usf.edu


    For general teaching issues, such as classroom observations, students’ critical thinking skills, and interdisciplinary teaching, please visit the ATLE website at: http://atle.usf.edu/


    The C21TE website and its content is currently inaccessible. Please let us know (email us at: etg@admin.usf.edu or at http://etg.usf.edu/ ) if you would like to use any of the content so that we may replicate it on the eTG and/or the ATLE website.


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    Library and Research

    The Library offers classes on topics from how to research from home to how to use specific eResources they offer. You can see their monthly class schedule on their website's calendar.

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    Women in Medicine

    The Morsani College of Medicine provides support for several programs affiliated with or sponsored by the AAMC. Every July the AAMC holds the Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar designed for Instructors and Assistant Professors new to academic health centers. In December the AAMC sponsors the Mid Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar focused on Assistant Professors with at least four (4) years of experience and Associate Professors. The AAMC's Women in Medicine (WIM) office also hosts sessions during the AAMC annual meeting. For more information, visit the WIM website.

    In addition to the AAMC programs, the College of Medicine Dean nominates women from the faculty who have demonstrated leadership potential to participate in the year-long Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women. Housed at Drexel University College of Medicine, the ELAM program provides coaching, networking, and mentoring opportunities to qualified women candidates to polish skills important for senior leadership positions at academic health centers. For more information, visit the ELAM website.

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    Association of American Medical Colleges 

    The AAMC offers Faculty Development and Leadership conferences and material for Medical Faculty. The schedule of their conferences and meetings is available on their website.

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    Presently assistant, associate, and full professors in the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health including all Medicine courtesy faculty are eligible to participate in the MentorMatch mentoring program. All participating mentee faculty may be paired with potential mentors who are senior faculty responsible for providing career guidance and support. Development of the program is ongoing.

    The program aims to support faculty in their pursuit of a successful and satisfying career. Ultimately, this will facilitate the achievement of USF Health’s goals of national prominence in healthcare, research, education, and community service. This program will match mentors and mentees from different colleges/programs at USF and will supplement existing departmental mentorship programs. .

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