Academy of Teaching Scholars

The Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) Academy of Teaching Scholars is a program designed to advance the stature, quality, and innovation within all aspects of teaching throughout the school.

Specifically, the mission of the IUSM Academy of Teaching Scholars is to enhance the development of faculty as educators and facilitators of reform. The Academy accomplishes this mission through a three-tiered model.

Tier One: Foundations of Teaching Excellence

Tier One is open to all IUSM faculty and educators, and provides participants with expertise in the fundamentals of teaching and learning.  Teaching is a core mission of the school and the majority of faculty are involved in one or more aspects of this mission. Although teaching is required for promotion, the personal rewards that come from teaching can equal or exceed professional contributions.

Faculty and educators who complete Tier One will receive a certificate of completion, a letter of support signed by the Dean, and can choose a book from our list of educational favorites.  In addition to all of these perks, members of the Academy receive special invitations to education programs throughout the IU system.

Faculty participate in Tier One at their own pace and on a schedule that makes sense given their own time demands.

The Tier One program consists of three parts:

  1. A philosophy of teaching statement (submitted at enrollment and revised at completion of the program)
  2. Participation in teaching development workshops in a variety of competency areas
  3. A peer review of teaching

Register for Tier One:

  1. To enroll, please email ofapd@iu.edu and express your desire to join. Please include your name and title in your email.
  2. Within 30 days of your initial enrollment, submit your pre-philosophy of teaching statement to ofapd@iu.edu.
  3. Sign up for your workshops!  Complete seven (7) workshops, with at least one workshop in each of the following five (5) competencies. Workshops are available via live webinars, face-to-face meetings, and online modules.
    • Assessment Methods and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (A)
    • Curriculum and Course Design (C)
    • Instructional Strategies (IS)
    • Instructional Technology (IT)
    • Learning Theory (L)
  4. As you near completion of your workshops, schedule a peer review of teaching.
  5. Based on what you’ve learned in Tier One, revise and resubmit your philosophy of teaching statement and request your educational book in our online portal.  We will then send your book, certificate, and letter from the dean.

Check Your Progress in Tier One

Academy members can visit our Academy Login to check their progress toward completion of Tier One.  If you happen to see a discrepancy on your profile, please let us know at ofapd@iu.edu, and we’ll get it corrected.

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Tier Two: Graduate Courses in Education

The goal of Tier Two of the Academy of Teaching Scholars is to increase knowledge of educational theories and practices. Tier Two is designed for educators, course, clerkship, or competency directors, rotation directors, residency directors, fellowship directors, center leaders, and others who play a pivotal role in the educational enterprise, as well as faculty who will be promoted and/or tenured on the basis of excellence in teaching.

Participants in Tier Two of the Academy of Teaching Scholars complete two courses as a graduate non-degree seeking student with IUPUI, pursue two, credit-bearing courses at their own pace, and complete a scholarly project.  Courses are offered face-to-face, fully online, or using a hybrid of the two. 

Register for Tier Two:

  1. Email ofapd@iu.edu to schedule an appointment with the program director to set goals for this part of the program.
  2. Enroll as a graduate non-degree seeking student at IUPUI.  The process is very simple; only a short online form is required.  Choose “Education Non Degree” as your intended program.
  3. While you’re waiting for your application approval, you can choose courses from the lists below.  Participants can enroll in both courses at the same time, or spread them out over multiple semesters. You can browse current course dates, times, and locations are available on the IUPUI Registrar’s Website.

Select your first course from the following (3 credits):

EDUC-Y 510 Action research
EDUC-C 750 Teaching and Learning in the College Classroom
EDUC-D 500 Introduction to Adult Educational Theory

Select your second course from the following (3 credits):

EDUC-C 750 Curriculum in Higher Education
EDUC-U 548 Student Development Theory
EDUC-P 530 Instructional Psychology
EDUC-P 540 Learning & Cognition in Education
EDUC-P 544 Applied Cognition & Learning Strategies
EDUC-P 545 Educational Motivation
EDUC-D 525 Introduction to Distance Education
EDUC-D 600 Teacher-Learner Transaction in Adult Education

4. Once you receive permission to enroll, visit One.IU to enroll in your course(s).  You’ll receive instructions with your acceptance email. Faculty employed by IU can use their tuition benefit to defray the cost.

5. Complete your courses.  Ensure that one of your courses includes a scholarly project related to your work in medicine or health professions education.  If you’d like to pursue a project outside of your coursework, email ofapd@iu.edu to discuss your options with the program director.

6. To complete Tier Two, submit your transcript, project, and a short reflection on your experience in the program to ofapd@iu.edu. You will receive a certificate of completion and a letter from the dean. Also, if you choose to go on to pursue a master’s degree in education, your credit hours will likely transfer into that program.

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Tier Three: Senior Fellows in the Academy of Teaching Scholars

A cohort of up to four faculty members will be selected each year to participate in the Master Educators Fellowship Program. These individuals are designated Senior Fellows in the Academy. To begin their work together, the Fellows meet for a one and half day intensive session. Thereafter, the Fellows convene monthly. The Fellows will organize public talks on teaching, several of which they would present. Further, the Fellows will organize a meeting on medical education to be convened at IUSM. One of the principle goals of the Fellows work is to raise the profile of medical education and generate enthusiasm for the pursuit of teaching excellence.

The Master Teacher Program, as suggested by its name, moves beyond fundamentals of teaching and places emphasis on the art of teaching.

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Current Academy Offerings

Date
Title
Competancy
Thu, Aug 10
Learning Theory (ATS)
Mon, Aug 14
Instructional Technology (ATS)
Tue, Aug 29
Instructional Technology (ATS)
Tue, Oct 31
Instructional Technology (ATS)
Sat, Nov 18
Instructional Strategies (ATS)

Recorded Academy Offerings

EventATS Track
Academy: Canvas: A First LookInstructional Technology
Academy: Canvas: Assignments and GradingInstructional Technology
IUSM Teaching Development Online Modules
IUSM Teaching Development Online Modules - Clinical TeachingInstructional Strategies
IUSM Teaching Development Online Modules - Course DesignCurriculum
IUSM Teaching Development Online Modules - DiscussionsInstructional Strategies
IUSM Teaching Development Online Modules - FeedbackAssessment
IUSM Teaching Development Online Modules - LecturingInstructional Strategies
NPFO: What Does It Mean to be an Educator?
NPFO: What Does It Mean to be an Educator?
NPFO: What Does It Mean to be an Educator?
Recorded: Assessing Learning, Online Approaches and ToolsAssessment
Recorded: Best Practices for Slide Show PresentationsInstructional Technology
Recorded: Best Practices for Slide Show PresentationsInstructional Technology
Recorded: Building and Organizing Content in Canvas with ModulesInstructional Technology
Recorded: Building and Organizing Content in Canvas with ModulesInstructional Technology
Recorded: Building and Organizing Content in Canvas with ModulesInstructional Technology
Recorded: Building and Organizing Content in Canvas with Modules - webinarInstructional Technology
Recorded: Building and Organizing Content in Canvas with Modules (webinar)Instructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas Assignments and Grading - IT Training WebinarInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas Migrating Files and Resources from Oncourse - IT Training webinarInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas Overview for PhilanthropyInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas Pages: Content in ContextInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas Pages: Content in ContextInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas Pages: Content in ContextInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas Pages: Content in ContextInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas QuizzesInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas Quizzes and Tests - IT Training webinarInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: Building and Organizing Content with ModulesInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: Pages (Content in Context)Instructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: A First LookInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: A First LookInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: A First LookInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: A First LookInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: A First LookInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: A First LookInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: Assignments & Grading OverviewAssessment
Recorded: Canvas: Assignments & Grading Overview (webinar)Instructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: Assignments and GradingInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: Assignments and GradingInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: Assignments and GradingInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: Assignments and GradingInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: Assignments and GradingInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: Assignments and GradingInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: Assignments and GradingInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: Assignments and GradingInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: Assignments and GradingInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: Assignments and GradingInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: Assignments and GradingInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: Assignments and Grading - IT Training WebinarInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: Assignments and Grading - IT Training WebinarInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: Assignments and Grading OverviewInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: Assignments and Grading OverviewInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: Assignments and Grading OverviewAssessment
Recorded: Canvas: Building and Organizing Content with ModulesInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: Communication StrategiesInstructional Strategies
Recorded: Canvas: Communication Strategies
Recorded: Canvas: Communication StrategiesInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: Communication StrategiesInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: Communication StrategiesInstructional Strategies
Recorded: Canvas: Communication Strategies (webinar)Instructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: Communication Strategies- IT Training WebinarInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: CommunicationsInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: CommunicationsInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: CommunicationsInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: First Look (webinar)Instructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: Migrating Files and Resources from Oncourse (webinar)Instructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: QuizzesInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: Quizzes & TestsInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: Quizzes and TestsInstructional Technology
Recorded: Canvas: Quizzes and Tests: Level IInstructional Technology
Recorded: Constructing Multiple Choice TestsAssessment
Recorded: Copyright, Fair Use, and the Teach Act: What Teaching Faculty Need to Know
Recorded: Copyright, Fair Use, and the TEACH Act: What Teaching Faculty Need to KnowCurriculum
Recorded: Creating a SyllabusCurriculum
Recorded: Creating a SyllabusCurriculum
Recorded: Creating a SyllabusCurriculum
Recorded: Creating RubricsAssessment
Recorded: Creating Rubrics that WorkAssessment
Recorded: CTL Invitational for Online LearningInstructional Technology
Recorded: Curriculum Countdown - Information Sessions for IUSM Faculty and Staff
Recorded: Curriculum Countdown - Information Sessions for IUSM Faculty and Staff
Recorded: Curriculum Countdown - Information Sessions for IUSM Faculty and Staff
Recorded: Designing AssignmentsAssessment
Recorded: Documenting Your TeachingAssessment
Recorded: Documenting Your TeachingAssessment
Recorded: Documenting Your TeachingAssessment
Recorded: Drafting a Teaching PhilosophyAssessment
Recorded: Drafting a Teaching PhilosophyAssessment
Recorded: Efficient LecturingInstructional Strategies
Recorded: Efficient Teaching in the Outpatient SettingInstructional Strategies
Recorded: Evidence-based Instructional Practices in STEMInstructional Strategies
Recorded: Evidence-Based TeachingAssessment
Recorded: Finding, Establishing and Maintaining Productive Research Collaborations
Recorded: First Day of ClassInstructional Strategies
Recorded: First Look at Canvas - IT TrainingInstructional Technology
Recorded: First Look at Canvas - IT TrainingInstructional Technology
Recorded: First Look at Canvas - IT TrainingInstructional Technology
Recorded: First Look at Canvas - IT TrainingInstructional Technology
Recorded: First Look at Canvas - IT TrainingInstructional Technology
Recorded: First Look at Canvas - Webinar - IT TrainingInstructional Technology
Recorded: First Look at Canvas - Webinar - IT TrainingInstructional Technology
Recorded: First Look at Canvas - Webinar - IT TrainingInstructional Technology
Recorded: First Look at Canvas - Webinar - IT TrainingInstructional Technology
Recorded: First Look at Canvas - Webinar - IT TrainingInstructional Technology
Recorded: First Look at Canvas - Webinar - IT TrainingInstructional Technology
Recorded: First Look at Canvas - Webinar - IT TrainingInstructional Technology
Recorded: First Look at Canvas - Webinar - IT TrainingInstructional Technology
Recorded: First Look at Canvas - Webinar, IT TrainingInstructional Technology
Recorded: Giving FeedbackAssessment
Recorded: Informally Assessing LearningAssessment
Recorded: Introduction to Classroom Assessment TechniquesAssessment
Recorded: IUPUI: Building and Organizing Content in Canvas with ModulesInstructional Technology
Recorded: IUPUI: Building and Organizing Content in Canvas with ModulesInstructional Technology
Recorded: IUPUI: Building and Organizing Content in Canvas with ModulesInstructional Technology
Recorded: IUPUI: Canvas Pages: Content in ContextInstructional Technology
Recorded: IUPUI: Canvas: Assignments and GradingInstructional Technology
Recorded: IUPUI: Canvas: Assignments and GradingInstructional Technology
Recorded: IUPUI: Canvas: CommunicationsInstructional Technology
Recorded: IUPUI: Canvas: QuizzesInstructional Technology
Recorded: IUPUI: Canvas: Quizzes and TestsInstructional Technology
Recorded: IUPUI: First Look at Canvas - IT TrainingInstructional Technology
Recorded: IUPUI: First Look at Canvas - IT TrainingInstructional Technology
Recorded: IUPUI: First Look at Canvas - IT TrainingInstructional Technology
Recorded: IUPUI: First Look at Canvas - IT TrainingInstructional Technology
Recorded: IUPUI: Peer Assessment in CanvasInstructional Technology
Recorded: IUPUI: Peer Assessment in CanvasInstructional Technology
Recorded: IUPUI: Using Groups in CanvasInstructional Technology
Recorded: IUPUI: Using Groups in CanvasInstructional Technology
Recorded: Lecture Capture TechnologyInstructional Technology
Recorded: Lecturing with the Learner in MindInstructional Strategies
Recorded: Motivation in the College ClassroomLearning Theory
Recorded: NPFO: What Does It Mean to be an Educator?
Recorded: Oncourse OverviewInstructional Technology
Recorded: Oncourse Tests and SurveysInstructional Technology
Recorded: Oncourse to Canvas Migration Drop-In session
Recorded: P & T General Overview
Recorded: P & T Research
Recorded: P & T Service
Recorded: P & T Teaching
Recorded: Peer Assessment in CanvasInstructional Technology
Recorded: Peer Assessment in CanvasInstructional Technology
Recorded: Peer Assessment in CanvasInstructional Technology
Recorded: Peer Assessment in Canvas -- WebinarInstructional Technology
Recorded: Planning a Learning SessionCurriculum
Recorded: Planning a Learning SessionInstructional Strategies
Recorded: Prepping Your Oncourse SiteInstructional Technology
Recorded: Preventing and Managing Disruptive BehaviorInstructional Strategies
Recorded: Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Preparing for your Annual Faculty ReviewAssessment
Recorded: Reflecting on Your Teaching in a Scholarly WayAssessment
Recorded: Revised P&T Guidelines
Recorded: Slide Show Presentation Best PracticesInstructional Strategies
Recorded: Slide Show Presentation Best PracticesInstructional Strategies
Recorded: Teaching a Large ClassInstructional Strategies
Recorded: Teaching in a Large Group SettingInstructional Strategies
Recorded: Teaching Metacognitive SkillsLearning Theory
Recorded: Teaching Metacognitive SkillsLearning Theory
Recorded: Teaching Metacognitive SkillsLearning Theory
Recorded: Understanding and Teaching Net Generation LearnersLearning Theory
Recorded: Using Canvas to Create and Deliver Online AssessmentsInstructional Technology
Recorded: Using Groups in CanvasInstructional Technology
Recorded: Using Groups in CanvasInstructional Technology
Recorded: Using Groups in CanvasInstructional Technology
Recorded: Using Groups in CanvasInstructional Technology
Recorded: Using Groups in Canvas - WebinarInstructional Technology
Recorded: Writing Learning OutcomesCurriculum
Webinar: Introduction to Taskstream, IU\'s New ePortfolio PlatformInstructional Technology

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