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The faculty development page provides easy access to information on faculty development programming, promotion, and provides a variety of resources aimed at enriching faculty members' professional growth and achieving an inclusive educational environment.

Current Events

April 22 - Ms Michelle Arnett: Measuring Teaching Effectiveness. Zoom Registration Link.

May 5-6 - Best Practices in Health Sciences Education Conference - Intersectionality in Health Sciences Education

May 20, 12-1 p.m. - Confronting Bias in Dentistry: Clinical Care and Chronic Health Challenges. This lecture by Dr. Matthew Weed will address issues patients with chronic illnesses and/or disabilities may face in a dental setting. Dr. Weed will discuss strategies that students and faculty can implement in order to make themselves more empathetic and accessible dental care providers, while confronting bias in clinical care relative to people with chronic health challenges. Also discussed will be the many physical and records-focused accessibility concerns that must be addressed if a practice is to provide care that is physically accessible FOR, and attitudinally appropriate TOWARD, patients with chronic health challenges.

Grading Clinical Procedures - Faculty Calibration

A standardization exercise will be conducted at the beginning of the Summer Term (Monday May 17 – Friday May 21).  All faculty who are involved in grading Operative dental procedures in the clinic will be asked to take part in this exercise.  Typodonts will be set up in the Operative Part Time Faculty Office (room 8-376e) with grading forms and instructions.  The exercise should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.  Results, analysis, and standardization feedback will be presented on Tuesday, June 8, 12-1 PM via zoom.  Further information will be forthcoming.  We look forward to your participation!

  • May 17-28 - Part I: Faculty will view and grade various restorative procedures on models. Room 8-376A will be open to faculty during the two weeks. Dr. Gary Hildebrandt: Calibration of Grading Clinical Procedures
  • June 8 - Part II: Dr. Gary Hildebrandt will lead the calibration session with faculty who participated in Part I. Zoom registration link

July 13 - Improv Leadership Workshop (SOD Women's Faculty Group). Zoom Registration Link.

Please note: All courses require registration. Continuing Education credit is awarded for attendance. Registration forms are sent via email to all SOD faculty prior to the event.

Faculty Promotion and Tenure Information

Faculty Resources

Recordings of Technology Help Sessions

Recordings of Past Faculty Development Programs (Now for CE Credit!)

Teaching Resources

Trauma-Informed Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

CEI340 - Administered by: Center for Educational Innovation
In this interactive webinar-based session, participants will be able to review and apply empirically-based trauma-informed teaching and learning practices that provide structure and support for all students, particularly students exposed to or impacted by trauma. Link: https://training.umn.edu/courses/21026

Research Resources

  • CTSI Research Mentoring
  • BIG MOUTH DATA - The School of Dentistry research community is invited to utilize Big Mouth Data, an oral health database developed from partially de-identified electronic health record data contributed by dental schools who are part of the Consortium for Oral Health Research and Informatics COHRI). To utilize this resource, review these instructions and contact Palak Bothra with any questions. 

Research Opportunities

Effective Writing for Health Care program application is now open. The next program will commence as a virtual workshop this June.

Clinical and Translational Science Institute

  • New RFA: Pilot Study Funding
  • Who: University of Minnesota faculty who want to prepare and implement prospective clinical pilot studies.
  • Funding: Projects are funded in two stages.
  • More Information.

This one-year, blended learning program designed to help clinicians, clinical investigators, researchers and allied health professionals achieve their personal writing and career objectives through key core curriculum and one of three specialized tracks:

RFA: Pilot Study Funding: The Clinical and Translational Science Institute is now accepting applications for its Clinical Translational Research Services (CTRS) Pilot Funding Program. LOIs are due April 19 for UMN faculty

Faculty Development Plan

Microsoft Office document icon SOD Mentorship Program

Curricular Design

Online Teaching & Learning Course: Guide to Online Course Development