Faculty development at PNWU supports the development of professional skills and career aspirations of faculty and strengthens medical education. Faculty development supports a culture of life-long learning at PNWU.

Goals
  • Support a culture of life-long learning for faculty and professionals.
  • Provide resources and information to faculty related to teaching, scholarship, medical education research, and leadership.
Services Provided
  • Personal consultation and mentoring.
  • University faculty development workshops.
  • Community outreach related to the professional development of health care providers.

Development Topics

Assessment

  • Classroom assessment techniques
  • Development of written test questions

Teaching

  • Course design, development, and evaluation (Writing effective learning objectives/Syllabus design and development)
  • Curriculum development
  • Developing presentations
  • Essential skills of health educators
  • Implementing new or innovative teaching techniques and strategies
  • Interprofessional education (IPE)
  • Technology integration in teaching and learning

Leadership

  • Curriculum and course evaluation
  • Department leadership
  • Organizational management

Learning

  • Adult learning theories
  • Active learning strategies

Research and Scholarly Work

  • Course and curriculum evaluation
  • Development and implementation of scholarly work
  • Development of publications and conference presentations
  • Medical educational-related research

Professionalism

  • Humanism
  • Professional behaviors (Altruism, accountability, excellence, integrity, respects for others, compassion)
  • Professionalism
  • Professional ethics

Professional Growth

  • Development of individual faculty development plans
  • Portfolio development

Examples of Workshops and Consultations

Faculty Orientation

  • New faculty orientation
  • Faculty orientation

Assessment

  • ExamSoft report interpretation seminar
  • Development of written test questions

Teaching

  • Syllabus template seminar
  • Course director report template seminar
  • Maximizing lectures
  • Flipped classroom
  • Writing course objectives

Learning

  • Adult learning
  • Team-based learning

Leadership

  • Conducting effective meetings
  • Mentoring

Professional Growth

  • Developing faculty portfolios
  • Writing an educational philosophy statement
  • Credit hour worksheet template seminar

Professionalism

  • Medical marvels and moral dilemmas: Current questions in Bioethics

Contact Information

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Contact Us:
Autumn Halloway
Administrative Assistant for Preclinical Education
PNWU BHH 420
200 University Parkway
509.249.7889
ahalloway@pnwu.edu