Education/Teaching

Lynn Cleary, MD
Lynn Cleary, MD
Professor of Medicine,
Senior Associate Dean for Education

Mission

To create a culture of quality education, wherein good teaching is valued and rewarded, and Medical College faculty are motivated to enjoy their participation in teaching and to improve their teaching skills.

Goals

To identify faculty needs and to provide the resources and support required for excellent teaching at state-of-the-art levels.

To promote educational activities among the faculty aimed at improving teaching skills.

To create an Academy of Medical Educators (consisting of faculty members identified as talented teachers) as an organizational structure to carry out these goals in a self-sustaining manner.

To help guide the College of Medicine toward closer alignment of resources and rewards with excellence and innovation in carrying out the teaching mission.

Also assisting in the educational mission are:

William Grant, EdD
William Grant , EdD
Professor of Emergency Medicine, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Paul Grover, Ph.D.
Paul Grover, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education

Faculty Educator Development Committee

The charge for the Faculty Educator Development Committee is to “create a culture of quality education, wherein good teaching is valued and rewarded, and Upstate Medical University faculty members are motivated to enjoy their participation in teaching and to improve their teaching skills.”

The committee’s goals are as follows:

  1. To identify faculty needs and to provide the resources and support required for excellent teaching at state-of-the-art levels.
  2. To promote educational activities among the faculty aimed at improving teaching skills.
  3. To develop and implement activities that provide a forum for the faculty to interact, collaborate, and share teaching expertise.

Educational Development Opportunities:
Faculty Educator Development Seminars:Instituted in 2000, knowledgeable presenters share their expertise on topics that will help participants improve their skills as educators and understanding of education-related issues. Seminars are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 12-1 PM in Room 318 Wsk Lib.

Medical Education Journal Clubs:Instituted in 2009, these meetings provide a forum for discussion of published manuscripts relevant to medical education. The group meets on the third Monday of each month from 12- 1 PM in Room 9299 WHA (Doust Board Room).

Faculty Toolbox Workshop Series: Instituted in 2009, this is a series of three intensive workshops that provide a more in-depth exploration of professional development topics. Prior series have focused on education, research, and leadership.

For all activities, e-mails are sent prior to each meeting requesting faculty members to RSVP.

Resources for Medical Education

This is a resource guide created by the library that shows all of the books, DVDs, journals, etc. that are relevant to medical educator skills. I forgot we had done this, but it is now the repository of all of that type of info that I receive. Probably should add a sentence or two, e.g.

The following link will take you to the Upstate Library website, to a "Resource Guide" for Medical Education. You will find many books, DVDs, curricula, etc. that will help you be a better educator.

Other resources which may assist you in your teaching role:

Educational Communications - Ed Comm's services include the support of student computing, video conferencing, PC training, photography, audio-visual services, medical illustration, graphic design, multimedia production, video technologies, and audio-visual systems. 464-xxxx

MedEdPORTAL is a new publishing venue through which faculty may disseminate their educational works. It was designed to promote collaboration and educational scholarship by facilitating the exchange of peer reviewed teaching resources such as tutorials, cases, lab manuals, assessment instruments, faculty development materials, etc.

SUNY Training Center (SUNY TC) - is a component of Advanced Learning and Information Services in the office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The SUNY TC is a special-purpose, system-wide organization within SUNY that promotes the use of leading-edge educational technologies throughout the State University.

The Center makes training and professional development available on a diverse list of multi-media systems and hundreds of software programs. More so, it acts as a catalyst for the development of educational technologies on individual campuses.

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