Faculty Affairs

The Faculty Affairs and Professional Development and Diversity (FAPDD) Office is committed to fostering a vibrant, diverse community where each faculty member has optimal capability to make meaningful contributions to their career goals and the mission of IU School of Medicine. Focused on diversity, vitality, ongoing professional development, and promotion and tenure, this office provides both the resources and guidance to see faculty members from recruitment and appointment through to full tenure.

Led by Mary Dankoski, PhD, Executive Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, this team nurtures a culture that promotes faculty vitality and diversity, provides development activities that ensure effective and successful recruitment, appointment, retention, and promotion, and trains and educates visionary, innovative leaders who are capable of promoting the school’s mission and capitalizing upon emerging challenges.

 

Faculty Development

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development hosts more than 100 workshops, seminars, mentorship opportunities, programs and events each year and produces valuable guidance and resources on teaching, grant writing, leadership and academic policy. With these tools, IU School of Medicine faculty can enrich their careers, students and the communities they serve.

Professional Support for Full Career Lifecycle

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development and Diversity is responsible for providing IU School of Medicine faculty the resources needed to ensure thriving careers that are flexible enough to change, adapt and evolve with the practice of medicine.

Led by Mary Dankoski, PhD, Executive Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, this office works closely with other members of the dean’s executive leadership team to establish and sustain a culture that promotes faculty vitality and diversity to enable faculty to achieve their highest ambitions as educators, investigators and clinicians. This team plans and implements a full lifecycle of faculty development activities and learning experiences that ensure effective recruitment, appointment, retention and promotion of IU School of Medicine faculty.

Professional Development

 

Awards and Committees

Because honoring outstanding teaching, research and service is an important part of the school’s culture, the Faculty Affairs and Professional Development team recognizes faculty educators who shape the learning and working environment of IU School of Medicine.

Award Recipients

Nancy L. Swigonski, MD

Nancy L. Swigonski, MD

Professor, School of Public Health
Dr. Swigonski received the 2015 Outstanding Community Engagement Award for demonstrating creative leadership, innovation and long-term effectiveness as a leader in the community engagement field.
Kevin G. Rodgers, MD

Kevin G. Rodgers, MD

Program Director Emeritus
The 2015 Inspirational Educator Award was awarded to Dr. Kevin G. Rodgers in recognition of extraordinary teaching, based on the growth, development and professionalism of learners.
 

Recruitment, Appointment and Policies

Recruiting top talent, particularly into leadership roles, is one of the most important ways to shape the future of an academic health center. Since 2010, IU School of Medicine has been working to improve the search-and-screen process at the executive level. Through this process, the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development has created a standardized process and toolkit of resources designed to make faculty recruitment more efficient and effective.

Work/Life Portal

Indiana University’s Work-Life Balance service is an enhanced resource for academic and staff employees and Graduate Assistants. Specific services include individual consultations and referrals, workshops, seminars and webinars that connect employees to the full range of support services available.

Career Development

Career Development

A Career Development Consultation is a free, one-time, brief meeting in which a senior faculty consultant assists a more junior faculty participant with targeted guidance around career goals and plans.
Communicating Science

Communicating Science

The programs seeks to train the next generation of scientists and health professionals to communicate more effectively with the public, public officials, the media, and others outside their own discipline.
FEED

FEED

Faculty Enrichment and Education Development, FEED, is a series of workshops on key topics in faculty development. FEED provides an opportunity for faculty to learn in a collegial environment.
LAMP

LAMP

The Leadership in Academic Medicine Program(LAMP) is a year-long, cohort-based faculty development and orientation program for faculty in the second and third years of their appointment.
Mentoring

Mentoring

The goal of this centralized mentoring resource is to create an online “portal” to support local and departmental faculty mentoring programs, an integral part of sustaining a vital faculty and enhancing the academic enterprise of the institution.
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Faculty Promoted in Teaching
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Faculty Promoted in Service
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Faculty Promoted in Research
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Promotion and Tenure Workshops
Where to start

Where to start

Preparing for promotion starts on the day that a faculty member joins IU School of Medicine. Consultation with the chair/section chief/ mentor is critical for you to develop your career path that will ultimately lead to promotion.
Documents and Dossiers

Documents and Dossiers

A library of downloadable resources is available, including videos and PowerPoint presentations highlighting key information.
FAQs

FAQs

An extensive FAQ section can help answer some of the most common questions about the process.
 

Faculty Diversity

Affirming diversity is an essential element in accomplishing the research, teaching and service missions of IU School of Medicine and in providing culturally competent health care.

Faculty Satisfaction and Engagement Research

Faculty are the single greatest resource of any academic institution. Developing new models to educate the next generation of the healthcare workforce, generating research that improves care, and transforming clinical practice for tomorrow all require that medical schools recruit, retain and advance the most talented and diverse faculty possible.
The Faculty Affairs and Professional Development and Diversity Office team values the input of faculty and uses data collected from surveys and town halls to inform programmatic and policy decisions for the school. Ultimately, this team is interested in understanding what motivates faculty, what retains faculty, and what makes all faculty – men and women, URM and majority – satisfied, engaged and productive. Faculty surveys and assessment tools are not isolated research projects. They are essential elements of a systemic approach to faculty and organizational development within the IU School of Medicine.