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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

November 11, 12:15-1 p.m. - The Library of the Future - Right Now
Learn about the new spaces in the Health Sciences Library and meet Nicole, the librarian for the School of Dentistry. Nicole will lead you on a virtual tour of the library highlighting features including the 1:Button Studios, Makerspace, Virtual Reality Studio, Data + Visualization Lab, and other spaces. She will also talk about library services that support research such as the systematic review service, design and introductory principles of data visualization, software carpentry, and more. 

December 1 - Kristin Shingler: Alternative Assessment Design to Meet Course Learning Objectives. During the presentation, participants will explore the use of authentic assessment in professional degree courses. The components of authentic assessment and how they relate to course learning objectives will be presented. Several examples of alternative assessment being used will be discussed. Finally, participants will be given a roadmap to alternative assessment design for use in the future. 

All courses require registration. All faculty development programs are recorded and housed in a Canvas Course (link to the faculty development program recordings below). Continuing education credit is awarded for attendance and for viewing the program recordings.

Faculty Promotion and Tenure Information

Faculty Resources

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

Moving from Zoom to In-Person Teaching

Center for Education Innovation (CEI)

Teaching Resources

Learn How To Use Kahoot! The School of Dentistry has been awarded funding for 16 subscriptions to use premium features of Kahoot!, a game-based learning platform used to engage students in virtual and in-person settings. The attached training video takes you through some of the innovative ways you can use the premium features of Kahoot in your classroom to increase student engagement, learning, and participation. There are still subscriptions left for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters. If you are interested in using Kahoot for your upcoming course, and have not already indicated so in a previously sent Google Form, please email Keeley Flavin (flavi027@umn.edu) specifying your name, course number, and in which semester(s) you would like to utilize the subscription. How To Use Kahoot video.

SOD Canvas Office Hours with Yelena Yan, Instructional Designer. Every Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m. - beginning May 19. Join Zoom meeting when convenient for you, no registration needed.

Academic Technology Support Services (ATSS) & Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) Faculty Development Offerings

ATSS Instructional Workshops, Webinars, Courses and Events
More workshops here.

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.

Curricular Design

Online Teaching & Learning Course: Guide to Online Course Development

Call for Proposals

The 2022 Keeping Our Faculty of Color Symposium (March 3-4, 2022) is now accepting proposals for presentations. This virtual meeting will address one of the most critical challenges facing higher education – the recruitment, development, and retention of faculty of color and Indigenous faculty. Keeping Our Faculty (KOF) is one of the first national meetings focused on advancing faculty diversity in higher education.