VEC Conference – 2022
VEC Conference – 2022
Making Teaching Matter: Building a Better Educator’s Promotional Package
Workshop Materials – links to downloadable PDF’s
Assessing Professional Educators: Improving Promotion Dossiers and the Review Process
Abstract: Veterinary medical education is unlikely to advance in significant ways if the faculty who are most invested in the college’s educational mission cannot get promoted. In other words, faculty must be rewarded and ultimately promoted for significant contributions to educational activities, especially when excellence is achieved. In this interactive workshop, participants will work through a mock promotion packet to identify barriers for promotion and propose potential solutions. The group will then discuss an evidence-based, inter-institutional approach launched by a consortium of west region veterinary schools.
- Peggy Barr, Western University of Health Sciences
- Johanna Watson, University of California, Davis
- Stephen Hines, Washington State University
- Dean Hendrickson, Colorado State University
RTA = The Teaching Academy of the Consortium of West Region Colleges of Veterinary Medicine
Extended Abstract & Workshop Description:
Viable career tracks for teaching-focused faculty members and educational leaders are crucial for innovation in veterinary medical education. Faculty must be rewarded and ultimately promoted for signiﬁcant contributions to educational activities, especially when excellence is achieved. Senior faculty and administrators are asked each year to review professional dossiers and curriculum vitae (CV) of junior colleagues to recommend (or deny) promotion and/or tenure. Led by representatives of the Teaching Academy of the Consortium of West Region Colleges of Veterinary Medicine, participants will work in small groups to review an example CV and come to a consensus opinion. Through facilitated discussion, we will consider how well we are able to assess a ﬁctionalized promotion applicant who has a large teaching and/or educational leadership appointment.
The workshop will then introduce a multi-institutional program for external peer review of teaching and promotion materials. The program includes (a) an evidence- based format by which faculty might present their teaching and educational leadership activities and outcomes; (b) an external review process, and (c) a letter of external review that is returned to the home institution. Participants will be invited to provide input and ask questions.
Session learning objectives:
Following this session, participants will be able to:
- Describe the pros and cons of typical curriculum vitae and promotion dossier for evaluation of veterinary medical educators.
- Identify methods by which promotion materials and the review process might be improved.
- Describe an evidence-based model for external peer review from which other institutions and consortia might build their own programs.