Workshops and Programs

Academic Advancement Workshops are targeted for faculty who wish to better understand the process of academic advancement and for those who will soon prepare their nomination packets for consideration for promotion. Each workshop includes overviews of general information and opportunities for faculty to discuss their specific categories and questions.

Cultural Competency and Mentorship: Becoming More Effective Mentors

Provided by the University of Connecticut School of Medicine Office of Community and Continuing Medical Education and Academic Educational Affairs

Moderator: Linda Barry, M.D., FACS
Speakers: Elaine Choung-Hee Lee, Ph.D., Syam Nukavarapu, Ph.D., and Anne Delany, Ph.D.
Date: Monday, June 19, 2017
Time: 7:30 to 9 a.m., light refreshments will be served from 7 to 7:30 a.m.
Location: Henry B.C. Low, M.D. Learning Center

This presentation will be broadcast live and later archived on UConn’s Mediasite: http://mediasite.uchc.edu/mediasite41/Play/da826db3b323474e811cee57f67ccf6f1d

CME will only be provided for “live” viewing only.

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Target Audience: Faculty, staff, and trainees at UConn Health

Learning Objectives: Participants will (be able to):

  1. Illustrate the basic principles of effective communication in mentoring relationships.
  2. Discuss special communications issues in mentoring relationships with STEM trainees from underrepresented or non-traditional backgrounds.
  3. Describe strategies for incorporating new and effective communication techniques and tracking and evaluating progress/success.
  4. Identify what is cultural competency and why it is important.
  5. Identify what cultural competency mean for educators and students.
  6. Recognize how cultural competency could improve the way we teach and mentor students.

Accreditation: The University of Connecticut School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Connecticut School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Conflict of Interest Policy: All faculty members participating in CME activities provided by the University of Connecticut School of Medicine are required to disclose to the program audience any actual or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations. Program planners have an obligation to resolve any actual conflicts of interest and share with the audience any safeguards put in place to prevent commercial bias from influencing the content.

The activity director, planning committee members, nor the speakers, Drs. Barry, Choung-Hee Lee, Nukavarapu, and Delany, have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this presentation.

Drs. Barry, Choung-Hee Lee, Nukavarapu, and Delany will not be discussing the off-labeled use of any product.

This CME activity has no commercial support associated with it.

Evaluations: Participants are required to complete an electronic evaluation in order to obtain CME Credits. An email from MyEvaluations.com with instructions will be sent to participants. Please complete the evaluation within one week of receiving the email.

If you do not receive an evaluation assignment from MyEvaluations.com within 10 business days of this activity, please contact the department that hosted this activity (indicated above) to ensure that your MyEvaluations.com account is set up and your participation in this activity was forwarded to the CME office.

Academic Advancement I: Understanding the Academic Categories and Promotion System

Designed for faculty hired within the last three years, this workshop describes the academic advancement process, the categories and tracks available for faculty, and provides suggestions for success. Small break out sessions allow faculty to learn more about the criteria and strategies for documentation for their unique academic category.

This video presentation is designed for tenure track, in-residence track and affiliated track faculty appointed within the last three (3) years, or faculty in those tracks who have never attended one of these workshops. Ideally, one would attend in the first year of the initial faculty appointment. This video describes the academic advancement process, the faculty tracks and categories, and provides suggestions for success.

Note: This video has not yet been updated to reflect the new medical researcher category or the 2016 revisions to the medical educator category. To learn about those categories, refer to Appendix B of the School of Medicine Bylaws.

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Academic Advancement II: Refresher for those in the Medical Educator and Clinician-Scholar professional categories

Designed for junior faculty, this refresher workshop reviews promotional criteria and uses small group consultation to help faculty review their accomplishments and make choices about future activities for academic success and promotion. Participants bring CVs and brief descriptions of curricula or services developed (if any) for review and discussion. Associate Professors in these categories working toward the next promotion will find this workshop useful as well.

Academic Advancement II will not be videotaped. If you would like an on-line refresher, please view Academic Advancement I.

Academic Advancement III: Preparing Your Promotion Package

This workshop is for faculty who will seek promotion in the next academic year. The workshop describes the criteria for promotion for all faculty categories and tracks, the promotion process, and the Senior Appointments and Promotion Committee (SAPC). Faculty will consider strategies for active participation in this process, including effective presentation of their accomplishments and selection of references.

This video presentation is designed for faculty in the tenure, in-residence and affiliated tracks who will be nominated for promotion in the next cycle. This video describes the components of your nomination package and advises about how you can manage your preparation for being nominated for promotion and/or tenure.

Note: This video has not yet been updated to reflect the new medical researcher category or the 2016 revisions to the medical educator category. To review the promotion criteria for those categories, refer to Appendix B of the School of Medicine Bylaws. This video will still be useful to you as it describes strategies for preparing your personal statement, selecting referees, and packaging the evidence you have met the criteria for promotion.

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