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.
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.
Professional Support for Full Career Lifecycle
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.
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.
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.
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.
Faculty Satisfaction and Engagement Research
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.