Faculty Development Opportunities


Developing a Well-rounded Professional Portfolio
The Office of Faculty Affairs and Development provides individual and group consultation to all faculty and academic staff on preparing for the promotion process in your appointment track. We can help you understand the expectations for promotion in your appointment track, brainstorm ways to develop a scholarly agenda around your other duties and collect and curate evidence of sustained excellence and external impact. Contact Kelly Hodges, Faculty Affairs and Development Lead at hodgesk@msu.edu to discuss your needs and goals.

Past Faculty Career Development Sessions

  • May 20, 2016 The Art of Negotiation: Is Win-Win Really Possible?, Emily Walvoord, M.D., Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, Indiana University, School of Medicine
  • December 4, 2014 Critical Comments That Make a Difference, R. Kevin Grigsby, MSU, MSW, Senior Director, Member Organization Development at AAMC
  • May 15, 2014 Getting Promoted: Turning Your Clinical and Educational Work into Scholarship, Emily C. Walvoord, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine

Finding Joy in Teaching
Effective teaching matters. Research indicates effective teachers enjoy teaching and are responsive to students' learning, enjoy the content they teach, remain flexible and adaptive, and keep students' learning and growth central to their teaching. In short, they really like what they do. Sponsored by the Office of Medical Education Research and Development (OMERAD) and the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development (FAD), "Finding Joy in Teaching" is a new audio series featuring CHM faculty. Each episode offers different stories, suggestions, and perspectives on how to find and maintain joy in one's teaching. For more information about how to share your story about finding the joy in your teaching, contact Randi Stanulis, Assistant Dean for Professional Development and Director of the Office of Medical Education Research and Development at randis@msu.edu.

Faculty Medical Education Tutorials
The Office of Medical Education Research and Development provides a variety of programs, seminars, resources and tutorials.


The Office of Faculty and Academic Staff Development provides information on a variety of seminars and workshops open to MSU faculty.

MSU Libraries Resources for Faculty
The Digital Library website pulls together material and services related to health sciences at the Michigan State University Libraries and serves all faculty, staff, and students in MSU’s health and biomedical colleges.


The Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program
The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM®) program is a year-long part-time fellowship for women faculty in schools of medicine, dentistry, public health and pharmacy. The program is dedicated to developing the professional and personal skills required to lead and manage in today's complex health care environment, with special attention to the unique challenges facing women in leadership positions.

AAMC Professional Development
Use the AAMC search engine to locate upcoming opportunities for all faculty, including women and minorities, across the career lifespan.