Faculty Development Programs

The IFDP is the signature offering of the Office of Faculty Development. It is an annual course that began in 2003 and was offered face-to-face until 2020. Each session of the IFDP is open to the general faculty – any faculty member can attend one or more of the offerings of the IFDP without having to enroll in the IFDP.

The first 19 IFDPs graduated a total of 273 faculty members. The IFDP XX will start in October 2021 and will end in June 2022. To allow flexibility and customization, and to honor social distancing recommendations during the COVID-19 pandemic, the IFDP was transitioned to an online format starting in 2020.

Please visit our calendar of events to view upcoming teleconference events or navigate through the side pane on the left of this webpage.

The IFDP XX eLearning curriculum consists of four domains:

+ Teaching Block

Online Courses

Please click on the course titles to self-register and get more information:

Course Title

Description

Max CME/CNE Credits

Adult Teaching and Learning Course

Intended to improve the process of creating your learning objectives, applying different learning formats (e.g., large group sessions, small group facilitation, team-based learning (TBL), clinical and bedside teaching), and developing and analyzing different types of learner assessment.

9

Building Quality Online Courses

This course is a self-paced introduction that sets the foundation for creating a quality online course. This course covers a great deal of information that will help you in your course creation.

8

Teaching Quality Online Courses

This short course provides introductory knowledge and skills for effective online teaching. There are two primary goals of this course. First, you will receive information about best practices that you will apply in your online classroom. Second, you will experience an online learning environment in the role of a student.

6

Accessing Library and Information Resources

This course provides information on how to access and navigate the TTUHSC El Paso library website.  The IFDP participants will be instructed on how to use the EndNote Online, and Cite While You Write plugin in MS Word documents, write copyright permissions, and identify predatory publishers.

6

Technology of eLearning at TTUHSC El Paso

This course serves as a guide to faculty and staff of TTUHSC El Paso in their efforts to begin, enhance, or increase the quality and effectiveness of remote instruction. This course consists of a compilation of resources and basic tips for distance education and serves as an example of course design in Canvas.

8

Inter-Professional Education (IPE) Course

The overall goal of this course is to improve and advocate for the strategic use of IPE practices and mechanisms; to become role models in IPCP. By "intentionally working together," the learners will highlight the value of IPE to the teaching and learning processes, and share evidence-based and IPE-based teaching methods and tools.

6

IFDP XX Participants’ Presentation

Friday, 12/10/2021 (noon to 1 P.M.): IFDP XX Teleconference Presentation
Friday, 12/17/2021 (noon to 1 P.M.): IFDP XX Teleconference Presentation
Friday, 01/14/2022 (noon to 1 P.M.): IFDP XX Teleconference Presentation
Friday, 01/21/2022 (noon to 1 P.M.): IFDP XX Teleconference Presentation
Friday, 01/28/2022 (noon to 1 P.M.): IFDP XX Teleconference Presentation

 

+ Research Block

Online Courses

Please click on the course titles to self-register and get more information:

Course Title

Description

Max CME Credits

Fundamental Research Skills Course

This course is an introduction to epidemiology, biostatistics, and social science research. Critical research skills such as study design and basic data analysis will be covered in this course.

11

Grantsmanship Training Course

This course will develop your skills in writing grants.  Topics also include sources of research funding and visualizing your data.

23.25
(Contact Hours Only)

WIG Course

This course will guide the learner through the process of writing a scientific article and submitting it to a peer-reviewed journal.

2.75

Clinical Trials Course

In this course, the learner will be exposed to critical concepts in the design and conduct of clinical trials.

7.75

 

 

+ Clinical Skills/Simulation Block

Online Courses

Please click on the course titles to self-register and get more information:

Course Title

Description

Max CME/CNE Credits

Clinical Skills/ Simulation Course

This course has eight modules that will give an overview of simulation and its use across all fields of healthcare training.

6.25

 

 

+ Leadership Development Block

Online Courses

Please click on the course titles to self-register and get more information:

Course Title

Description

Max CME/CNE Credits

Conflict Resolution and Negotiation

The overall goal of this course is to introduce you to effective communication and active listening skills. This course will provide you with the tools for effective engagement in difficult conversations, and will teach you how to respond to disruptive behavior, and successfully manage conflict situations.

5

Succeeding and Advancing as Faculty

This course serves as a guide through different career stages; from onboarding and early career, to retirement planning. This course also provides tips on how to turn your clinical, educational and administrative work into scholarship, and how to prepare your CV, biosketch and personal statement.

10

Leadership Skills Course

This course gives an overview of desired leadership skills. Topics include hiring skills, teambuilding, running successful meetings, strategic planning, and basics of building a budget.

7

Workplace Wellness Mini Course

Provides educational videos and small quizzes on the fundamental framework and initiatives for workplace health promotion, and useful tips and resources for applying healthy lifestyle behaviors and stress management practices at work.

1 (CME Credit Only)

 

 

Target Audience

TTUHSC El Paso institutional faculty, staff, community faculty, and any interested health care provider (physicians, nurses, etc.) from affiliated institutions.

CME/CNE Credits

All of the eLearning activities are open via self-enrollment, and many of them will provide CME and CNE credit.

NOTE:

TTUHSC El Paso Faculty and Staff

Feel free to enroll now with the links provided (use e-raider credentials). If you have issues enrolling, please contact our office ElPasoFacultyDevelopment@ttuhsc.edu

Affiliated institutions health care providers (physicians, nurses, etc.)

External users, before you try enrolling to any of the courses, please contact our office ElPasoFacultyDevelopment@ttuhsc.edu

 

To get the complete details of the program, please view the IFDP XX Syllabus.

The DFDP was established in 2013 and has become invaluable in helping our institution achieve its faculty development goals. The DFDP provides faculty with the tools to directly implement what they have learned in the IFDP, and serve as role models for others. Candid and creative discussions with department chairs and faculty members about their academic responsibilities promote faculty advancement through a program targeted to the specific needs and service goals of the department while achieving the vision and mission of the institution. The program is delivered on site or online and focuses on clerkship, residency program, and fellowship directors, faculty who participate in teaching, and faculty undergoing promotion and tenure review.

In this program, a multidisciplinary faculty development team takes the time to understand and address an individual faculty member’s academic goals and objectives. The Office of Faculty Development (OFD) leadership engages and mobilizes faculty from different schools, departments, and Centers of Emphasis across campus to improve networking. This type of customized professional development increases faculty research/scholarship productivity and contributes to improved interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration at the institutional level.

The OFD has amassed several years’ worth of publically available Texas hospital discharge data. These datasets are freely available to our faculty for their scholarship. The OFD has the computer database and statistical expertise required to mentor faculty interested in publishing manuscripts derived from these statewide hospital datasets.

The LDA is an eight-month development program created for the next generation of TTUHSC El Paso academic leaders and has been developed with educational program directors, department chairs, assistant and associate deans, and managers in mind.  The program is designed and managed by the Office of Faculty Development.

The goal of the LDA is to improve individual leadership skills through self-discovery, group discussions, and collaborative networking. The program's innovative online courses, teleconferences and face-to-face sessions, panel discussions and workshops are designed to improve individual management and strategic planning skills, strengthen leadership performance across the university, enhance understanding of institutional culture and teamwork, improve university finance analysis, and establish a pipeline for succession planning.  Its topics are most relevant to our institution's mission, vision, values, and strategic goals.

The LDA will begin in August 2021 and will end in March 2022. Throughout and following the LDA, participants will be provided with access to eLearning material in Canvas (online modules, educational videos, book chapters, journal articles, tools, checklists, forum discussions, etc.), designed to reinforce their leadership skills and connect their individual development to the needs of the institution.

To get the complete details of the program, please view the LDA II Syllabus.

Target Audience

The next generation of TTUHSC El Paso academic: clerkship and unit directors, department chairs, assistant and associate deans, and office/department/school managers.

CME/CNE Credits

All of the eLearning activities are open via self-enrollment, and many of them will provide CME and CNE credit.

Live Teleconferences Courses

General and Administrative Leadership, Clinical Leadership Course, Educational Course, GME Leadership Course, Research Leadership Course

Please visit our calendar of events to view upcoming teleconference events or navigate through the side pane on the left of this webpage.

Online Courses

Please click on the course titles to self-register and get more information:

Course Title

Description

Max CME/CNE Credits

Conflict Resolution and Negotiation

The overall goal of this course is to introduce you to effective communication and active listening skills. This course will provide you with the tools for effective engagement in difficult conversations, and will teach you how to respond to disruptive behavior, and successfully manage conflict situations.

5

Succeeding and Advancing as Faculty

This course serves as a guide through different career stages; from onboarding and early career, to retirement planning. This course also provides tips on how to turn your clinical, educational and administrative work into scholarship, and how to prepare your CV, biosketch and personal statement.

10

Leadership Skills Course

This course gives an overview of desired leadership skills. Topics include hiring skills, teambuilding, running successful meetings, strategic planning, and basics of building a budget.

7

 

NOTE:

TTUHSC El Paso Faculty and Staff

Feel free to enroll now with the links provided (use e-raider credentials). If you have issues enrolling, please contact our office ElPasoFacultyDevelopment@ttuhsc.edu

Affiliated institutions health care providers (physicians, nurses, etc.)

External users, before you try enrolling to any of the courses, please contact our office ElPasoFacultyDevelopment@ttuhsc.edu

This personalized faculty development program targets senior assistant professors and associate professors. The goals of this program are to increase clinical and scholarly productivity of the midcareer faculty, build collaboration and social support across disciplines and professions, and increase rates of promotion.

To enroll in the Midcareer Faculty Development Program please click on the link found below and complete the Mid-Career Faculty Development and Mentoring Partnership Agreement.

If you are interested in serving as a mentor please complete the Faculty Mentor Application.

The Office of Faculty Development (OFD) hosts the Institutional Faculty Mentoring Program (IFMP), which targets junior faculty.

The IFMP matches the faculty mentee with one or more internal or external mentors. The goal of this program is to nurture junior faculty, especially women faculty and those who are underrepresented in academic medicine, in the area of scholarship. The most appropriate mentors are identified to assist mentees. The mentee and mentor pair will identify one or more goals to be completed during the 24-month program. The majority of previous faculty mentees successfully achieved or exceeded their stated goals.

The OFD encourages department chairs to nominate new faculty members for participation in the IFMP. To enroll in the IFMP please click on the link found below and complete the Mentee Partnership Agreement form.

To access the IFMP Mentoring Progress Reports, please select either the Initial Mentoring Progress Report or the Final Mentoring Progress Report.

The OFD offers a range of mentoring opportunities.  Asynchronous content can be accessed 24 hours a day by clicking on the link found below:

(Art of Mentoring Link - Part of the Succeeding and Advancing as Faculty Course.)

If you are interested in serving as a mentor please complete the Faculty Mentor Application.

The WIG was launched in 2016 after the Office of Faculty Development found that some faculty members were struggling due to their lack of scholarly writing skills. The goals of the WIG include enhancing the publication record of our faculty and increasing the collaboration between faculty. An increase in the average number of peer-reviewed publications was observed approximately one year after completion of the first two WIGs. The WIG was originally conducted outside of the IFDP as short sessions convened every two weeks, but it has evolved and is now a part of the annual online IFDP.

 

Through eight informative sessions, the WIG Course offers guidance in drafting a manuscript suitable for submission to a peer-reviewed journal.  To view one or more of the eight sessions, please click here. (WIG Course Link)

In collaboration with the GME Office, the OFD has launched a faculty development program targeting the needs of the GME core faculty, residency program directors, assistant program directors, and GME staff members.

Live GME development virtual sessions/teleconferences

Director: Armando Meza, M.D.

Wednesday, 8/25/2021 (noon to 1 P.M.): GME Leadership Overview

Wednesday, 09/29/2021 (noon to 1 P.M.): Essential Concepts of ACGME

Wednesday, 10/27/2021 (noon to 1 P.M.): Discovering Your Personal Leadership Strengths and Weaknesses

Friday, 11/12/2021 (noon to 1 P.M.): Finding Satisfaction in an Academic Career

Wednesday, 11/17/2021 (noon to 1 P.M.): Conflict and Power Dynamics in Hierarchical Organizations

Wednesday, 01/26/2022 (noon to 1 P.M.): Strategies To Implement Change in GME

Wednesday, 02/23/2022 (noon to 1 P.M.): Financial Concepts in GME

Wednesday, 03/23/2022 (noon to 1 P.M.): Strategies for Well-Being in GME Programs

Please visit our calendar of events to view upcoming teleconference events or navigate through the side pane on the left of this webpage.

The GME Core Faculty Development Program Course offers quick access to the GME recorded teleconferences offered through the Office Faculty Development.

This program targets community-based faculty preceptors with the aim of ensuring greater uniformity in the clinical training of our students and residents. El Paso has a large, professionally diverse medical community, and over 140 local physicians are currently members of the volunteer faculty at TTUHSC El Paso. Before community faculty members are assigned to medical student teaching, they are invited to attend a series of presentations that include information about adult learning, useful teaching techniques in a clinical setting, feedback methods, and the institutional forms and materials used for evaluation. Community faculty members are provided with free access to the Teaching Physician website (https://www.teachingphysician.org/).

If you need an account, please contact us at ElPasoFacultyDevelopment@ttuhsc.edu to request one.

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