General Course Information
The Teaching Scholars Program is a faculty development program
administered by the Office of Educational Development. The Program began in
1996 as an experiment funded by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education
and was continued through June of 1999 with UAMS educational development
funds. In July of 1999, funding for the Teaching Scholars Program was
incorporated in the operating budgets of the two units directing the
program, the Office of Educational Development (OED) and the Office of
Faculty Affairs. In 2003, the OED began
administering the program directly.
Teaching Scholars Program Goal
The Teaching Scholars Program seeks to improve the educational programs
of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences by improving the
educational skills of its faculty.
Teaching Scholars Program Objectives
Provide faculty members who seek to become better teachers a way to gain
knowledge and skills about adult learning as well as the principles of
teaching and learning, development of curricula and instructional materials,
and educational research.
Produce a group of teaching scholars who will continue their own
education in health professions education, mentor and educate other faculty
in the methods of educational excellence, seek funding for educational
research, and disseminate their scholarly work on education through
presentations and publications.
Teaching Scholars Program
Scholars program seeks to improve the teaching skills of faculty in the five
health professions colleges and to nurture the development of a group of
faculty who actively engage in the scholarship of teaching.
Scholars are expected to complete an educational
project as part of their participation.
In addition to the core workshops, nationally known educational scholars visit campus as part
of the program and present a lecture for all faculty on campus.
Attendance for all sessions is required.
Workshops Generally cover
topics such as:
Scholarship of Teaching
Adult Learning Theory
Effective Use of
Upon completion of the curriculum and their project, scholars will
receive a certificate. To graduate from the Teaching Scholars Program, scholars must
complete their educational project within two years of entering the program.
Office of Educational Development, eLearning
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 W. Markham St., #595
Little Rock, AR 72205
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