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This is the hub for the AMEE faculty development community. Sign up for access to faculty-development related discussions, resources, and exclusive access to the AMEE faculty development journal club. Space in our virtual journal club is limited so please reserve your place early using the link provided. Please use the navigation bar on the left to access our journal club discussion forums which provide space for you to discuss the articles before and after the meeting. 

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Announcements

  • It is with great pleasure that we wish to announce our 4th Online FACDEV Journal Club session. 

    When? April 7th 2022, from 12:00 - 13:00 (UK time)

    Who is presenting? Prof Susan Van Schalkwyk (host); Prof Hilary Neve (reviewer); Prof Monika Kvernenes (author)

    Who should attend? Anyone with a passion for and/or interest in Faculty Development

    Theme: Our focus will be on Threshold Concepts, what this framework entails and what implications it may have for faculty development. The concept will be introduced briefly at the start of the session. Then Prof Hilary Neve will provide a review of the article by Kvernenes et al. (2021) followed by a response from the lead author, Associate Prof Monika Kvernenes. Thereafter there will be the traditional opportunity for all attendees to engage in breakout discussions about Threshold Concepts and the implications they might hold for Faculty Development.  

    Articles: 
    1.     Kvernenes, M., Valestrand, E.A., Schei, E., Boudreau, J.D., Ofstad, E.H. and Hokstad, L.M., 2021. Threshold concepts in group-based mentoring and implications for faculty development: A qualitative analysis. Medical Teacher, 43(8), pp.879-883. https://doi.org/10.1080/0142159X.2021.1931077   * This article will be open access for participants of the Journal Club from Monday the 7th of March until the end of April *

    2.     Cousin, G., 2006. An introduction to threshold concepts. Planet, 17(1), pp.4-5. https://doi.org/10.11120/plan.2006.00170004 (open access).


    How to sign up:
    Reserve your place here

    Registration is now open and will close on the 07/04/2022 11:45 (UK time)

    Further enquiries: Contact AMEE FACDEV Journal Club Coordinator and Moderator for this session, Susan van Schalkwyk (scvs@sun.ac.za)

    Please note: Although this event is free you will still be required to proceed through the checkout process and then confirm your order. After registering, you will be sent joining instructions for the Zoom meeting. This meeting uses breakout groups so please ensure you sign into Zoom with the same email address you used for registration to ensure you are allocated to a room. 


  • We are pleased to announce an exciting Faculty Development webinar on the 3 February 2022. Registration is now open!

    Title: Faculty development through an organisational lens

    Presenters: Klodiana Kolomitro, Associate Vice-Principle (Teaching and Learning), Queens University, Canada; Joanne Hamilton, Director, Office of Educational and Faculty Development, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Canada.

    Date: Thursday 3 February 2022

    Time: 14:00hrs-15:00hrs (UK time)

    Introduction

    Faculty development (FD) is a critical strategy that supports faculty members performing their varying roles in health professions education (HPE). FD should be programmatic and conducted systematically to provide longitudinal support for educators. However, the consistency and effectiveness of FD often depends on organizational factors. Therefore, while faculty developers need to employ various FD methods, to be successful they also need deeper understanding of the organizational factors affecting FD practice.

    This webinar presents two prominent scholars who will explore FD using Bolman and Deal’s four frames of organizations, focusing on symbolic, political, structural and human resource factors that influenced FD practice in the Canadian setting. The findings highlight the role of the FD unit, the importance of FD visibility, the responsive expansion of FD practice, and the role leadership and policy can have on human resources for FD. 

    Educational Needs or Gaps to be Addressed

    FD should be programmatic and conducted systematically to provide longitudinal support for educators. However, the consistency and effectiveness of FD often depends on organizational factors. Therefore, while faculty developers need to employ various FD methods, to be successful they also need deeper understanding of the organizational factors affecting FD practice.

    Aim/Learning Objectives

    In this webinar the four frames of organizations, focusing on symbolic, political, structural and human resource factors in FD context will be discussed. 

    Format and Interactivity

    Webinar with QA session. Each presenter will present for 15-20 minutes and followed by discussion and QA for 20-30 minutes. During the presentation, the AMEE Faculty Development Committee team will help to moderate the chatroom.

    Anticipated Outcomes

    By the end of this webinar, the participants are expected to be able to explain the role of the FD unit, the importance of FD visibility, the responsive expansion of FD practice, and the role leadership and policy can have on human resources for FD. 

    Target Audience

    This webinar will be beneficial for health professions education leaders, health professions educations teachers and scholars in general, and faculty developers and scholars in particular.

    • Access to the webinar is completely free and open to non-AMEE members.
    • You will need to be signed in through an AMEE user account to register for this event.
    • You can sign up/sign-in to AMEE using the sign-up box on the right-hand side of the registration page.
    • Although this event is free you will still be required to go through the checkout.
    • After registering, you will be sent joining instructions and a link for the Zoom meeting.
    • The meeting will be recorded, and you will be asked to consent to this before joining.
    Don't miss out, reserve your place now!

  • This journal club explores the area of developing a teacher identity in the university and hospital context. Which factors and processes support or hinder developing a teacher identity in this context? How does a teacher identity develop in the context of the norms and values of institutions in which teachers work?

    When? Friday Oct 8th, 2021 from 3 pm until 4 pm UK time (GMT+1)

    Who is presenting? 
    Prof Diana Dolmans & Prof Lia Fluit

    Who should attend? Anyone with a passion for and/or interest in Faculty Development



  • We're very excited about the forthcoming Faculty Development conference which is planned as a 15-hour event starting at 00:00 on August 28th (UK time) and running up to the opening event of the main AMEE conference. We hope to see many of you there but if you can't attend you can still follow us on Twitter (@ameefacdev) and look out for the #FacDev2021 hashtag. If you are attending the conference we’ve set up a discussion forum where you can share your insights – you can respond to one of the existing threads or start a new discussion. Don't forget you can use the 'subscribe' button to get email updates when there is a new post to a discussion of interest to you.

    In other news, the recording of the 2nd journal club meeting is now available. The 3rd journal club meeting, scheduled for October 8th at 3pm (UK time), poses the question “How can we support developing a teacher identity?” and is now open for registration.

    Finally, we are thrilled to announce the launch of a special faculty-development themed issue of Medical Teacher which highlights current innovations, new research agendas, and important topics in faculty development. Individual and student AMEE members can access Medical Teacher online free of charge.


  • It is with great pleasure that we wish to announce our 2nd Online FACDEV Journal Club to be hosted on 30 June 2021 at 09:00 – 10:00 GMT.
    After our successful launch event in March, which was facilitated by colleagues from the US, we now welcome Ardi Findyartini and Annette Burgess from the Asia-Pacific region. Ardi and Annette will present papers based on their own work in the field of faculty development.
    Book your place now or join the discussion here.

    If you missed the first journal club, why not view the recording and join the online discussion?


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    FACDEV journal club
    By
    Claire MacRae
    on
    February 5, 2021
    The AMEE Faculty Development Committee would like to invite you to attend their first online FACDEV journal club.
    Reserve your place here.

    When?  March 26th, 2021 from 2pm until 3pm GMT

    Who is presenting?  Prof David Irby (host); Prof Pat O’Sullivan (moderator)

    Who should attend? Anyone with a passion for and/or interest in Faculty Development

    Theme: We will explore the area of competencies of university teachers, medical school teachers and faculty developers. Do these competency frameworks overlap? How can these guide our work as faculty developers and educational researchers?

    Articles:  We have selected two open source articles for you to read prior to the event:

    1.      Baker L, Leslie K, Panisko D, Walsh A, Wong A, Stubbs B, Mylopoulos M. Exploring faculty developers' experiences to inform our understanding of competence in faculty development. Acad Med. 2018;93:265-273. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5794230/pdf/acm-93-265.pdf
    2.      van Dijk, E.E., van Tartwijk, J., van der Schaaf, M.F., Kluijtmans, M., What makes an expert university teacher? A systematic review and synthesis of frameworks for teacher expertise in higher education, Educational Research Review (2020). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.edurev.2020.100365  

    How to sign up:  Reserve your place here. Registration opens March 8th and closes March 24th.

    Further enquiries: AMEE FACDEV Journal Club Coordinators: Haruko Akatsu & Susan van Schalkwyk
     
    Don't miss out, reserve your place now!


Recent activity

It is with great pleasure that we wish to announce our 4th Online FACDEV Journal Club session. 

When? April 7th 2022, from 12:00 - 13:00 (UK time)

Who is presenting? Prof Susan Van Schalkwyk (host); Prof Hilary Neve (reviewer); Prof Monika Kvernenes (author)

Who should attend? Anyone with a passion for and/or interest in Faculty Development

Theme: Our focus will be on Threshold Concepts, what this framework entails and what implications it may have for faculty development. The concept will be introduced briefly at the start of the session. Then Prof Hilary Neve will provide a review of the article by Kvernenes et al. (2021) followed by a response from the lead author, Associate Prof Monika Kvernenes. Thereafter there will be the traditional opportunity for all attendees to engage in breakout discussions about Threshold Concepts and the implications they might hold for Faculty Development.  

Articles: 
1.     Kvernenes, M., Valestrand, E.A., Schei, E., Boudreau, J.D., Ofstad, E.H. and Hokstad, L.M., 2021. Threshold concepts in group-based mentoring and implications for faculty development: A qualitative analysis. Medical Teacher, 43(8), pp.879-883. https://doi.org/10.1080/0142159X.2021.1931077   * This article will be open access for participants of the Journal Club from Monday the 7th of March until the end of April *

2.     Cousin, G., 2006. An introduction to threshold concepts. Planet, 17(1), pp.4-5. https://doi.org/10.11120/plan.2006.00170004 (open access).


How to sign up:
Reserve your place here

Registration is now open and will close on the 07/04/2022 11:45 (UK time)

Further enquiries: Contact AMEE FACDEV Journal Club Coordinator and Moderator for this session, Susan van Schalkwyk (scvs@sun.ac.za)

Please note: Although this event is free you will still be required to proceed through the checkout process and then confirm your order. After registering, you will be sent joining instructions for the Zoom meeting. This meeting uses breakout groups so please ensure you sign into Zoom with the same email address you used for registration to ensure you are allocated to a room. 


We are pleased to announce an exciting Faculty Development webinar on the 3 February 2022. Registration is now open!

Title: Faculty development through an organisational lens

Presenters: Klodiana Kolomitro, Associate Vice-Principle (Teaching and Learning), Queens University, Canada; Joanne Hamilton, Director, Office of Educational and Faculty Development, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Canada.

Date: Thursday 3 February 2022

Time: 14:00hrs-15:00hrs (UK time)

Introduction

Faculty development (FD) is a critical strategy that supports faculty members performing their varying roles in health professions education (HPE). FD should be programmatic and conducted systematically to provide longitudinal support for educators. However, the consistency and effectiveness of FD often depends on organizational factors. Therefore, while faculty developers need to employ various FD methods, to be successful they also need deeper understanding of the organizational factors affecting FD practice.

This webinar presents two prominent scholars who will explore FD using Bolman and Deal’s four frames of organizations, focusing on symbolic, political, structural and human resource factors that influenced FD practice in the Canadian setting. The findings highlight the role of the FD unit, the importance of FD visibility, the responsive expansion of FD practice, and the role leadership and policy can have on human resources for FD. 

Educational Needs or Gaps to be Addressed

FD should be programmatic and conducted systematically to provide longitudinal support for educators. However, the consistency and effectiveness of FD often depends on organizational factors. Therefore, while faculty developers need to employ various FD methods, to be successful they also need deeper understanding of the organizational factors affecting FD practice.

Aim/Learning Objectives

In this webinar the four frames of organizations, focusing on symbolic, political, structural and human resource factors in FD context will be discussed. 

Format and Interactivity

Webinar with QA session. Each presenter will present for 15-20 minutes and followed by discussion and QA for 20-30 minutes. During the presentation, the AMEE Faculty Development Committee team will help to moderate the chatroom.

Anticipated Outcomes

By the end of this webinar, the participants are expected to be able to explain the role of the FD unit, the importance of FD visibility, the responsive expansion of FD practice, and the role leadership and policy can have on human resources for FD. 

Target Audience

This webinar will be beneficial for health professions education leaders, health professions educations teachers and scholars in general, and faculty developers and scholars in particular.

  • Access to the webinar is completely free and open to non-AMEE members.
  • You will need to be signed in through an AMEE user account to register for this event.
  • You can sign up/sign-in to AMEE using the sign-up box on the right-hand side of the registration page.
  • Although this event is free you will still be required to go through the checkout.
  • After registering, you will be sent joining instructions and a link for the Zoom meeting.
  • The meeting will be recorded, and you will be asked to consent to this before joining.
Don't miss out, reserve your place now!

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Introductions
By
Megan Anakin
on
October 15, 2021
Kia ora FACDEV community members,
I am an academic in the Education Unit at the Otago Medical School, University of Otago, in Dunedin, New Zealand. My research interest focuses on examining the experiences, influences, and impacts on students and teachers when learning/teaching decision-making about providing patient care in a range of contexts including simulation and interprofessional education; and how this knowledge can be used to inform curriculum and faculty development in health professions education. I am particularly interested in exploring how Cultural Historical and Activity Theory can be used inform health professions education research. In 2022, I will be starting a project with colleagues in the UK (Caitrona Dennis and Nancy Davies) and Australia (Calvin Smith) about how and why (and why not) clinical educators engage with faculty development. We would be keen to hear from faculty development researchers in other locations about their experiences and if they might like to join our project.

This journal club explores the area of developing a teacher identity in the university and hospital context. Which factors and processes support or hinder developing a teacher identity in this context? How does a teacher identity develop in the context of the norms and values of institutions in which teachers work?

When? Friday Oct 8th, 2021 from 3 pm until 4 pm UK time (GMT+1)

Who is presenting? 
Prof Diana Dolmans & Prof Lia Fluit

Who should attend? Anyone with a passion for and/or interest in Faculty Development



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Technical problems?
By
Claire MacRae
on
August 27, 2021
Tell us if you experience any technical issues with the platform.

We're very excited about the forthcoming Faculty Development conference which is planned as a 15-hour event starting at 00:00 on August 28th (UK time) and running up to the opening event of the main AMEE conference. We hope to see many of you there but if you can't attend you can still follow us on Twitter (@ameefacdev) and look out for the #FacDev2021 hashtag. If you are attending the conference we’ve set up a discussion forum where you can share your insights – you can respond to one of the existing threads or start a new discussion. Don't forget you can use the 'subscribe' button to get email updates when there is a new post to a discussion of interest to you.

In other news, the recording of the 2nd journal club meeting is now available. The 3rd journal club meeting, scheduled for October 8th at 3pm (UK time), poses the question “How can we support developing a teacher identity?” and is now open for registration.

Finally, we are thrilled to announce the launch of a special faculty-development themed issue of Medical Teacher which highlights current innovations, new research agendas, and important topics in faculty development. Individual and student AMEE members can access Medical Teacher online free of charge.


The conference hasn’t yet started and one of the things I’m most looking forward to is connecting and ‘seeing’ with everyone 

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Practice points
By
Claire MacRae
on
August 26, 2021
What did you learn from the conference that will change how you practice?

It is with great pleasure that we wish to announce our 2nd Online FACDEV Journal Club to be hosted on 30 June 2021 at 09:00 – 10:00 GMT.
After our successful launch event in March, which was facilitated by colleagues from the US, we now welcome Ardi Findyartini and Annette Burgess from the Asia-Pacific region. Ardi and Annette will present papers based on their own work in the field of faculty development.
Book your place now or join the discussion here.

If you missed the first journal club, why not view the recording and join the online discussion?


In this journal club, we look at how local culture influences faculty development programs and how faculty development programs can influence institutional culture.
The first paper explores the current status of faculty development in medical education in the Asia-Pacific region in particular. It highlights how faculty development programs in this region have largely focused on teaching skills, and considers this approach in light of institutional and socio-cultural influences. The second paper underscores the need to shift faculty development towards long-term continuous programs rather than short term interventions. The longitudinal faculty development program involves preparation, practice and development of teaching skills and emphasizes the role of institutional support, attention to the development of early career teachers, and the creation of a community of practice in sustaining innovations and excellence in teaching.  

  1. Samarasekera, D., Lee, S.S., Findyartini, A., Mustika, R., Nishigori, H., Kimura, S., & Lee, Y.M. Faculty development in medical education: An environmental scan in countries within Asia pacific region. KJME. 2020. 32(2):119-130. https://doi.org/10.3946/kjme.2020.160 
  2. Burgess, A., Matar, E., Neuen, B., & Fox, G.J. A longitudinal faculty development program: supporting a culture of teaching. BMC Medical Education. 2019. 19:40. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-019-1832-3 
Please read the suggested articles and use this thread for your comments and questions. If you missed the live event, you can catch up here:


Question for discussion: 
What research questions did the articles trigger for you?