Upcoming Development Sessions

Please mark the following dates on your calendars! Faculty should be excused from clinic and pager duty during the developmental meetings. Please email Dr. Moran at moran001@umn.edu with your ideas and comments so that the program can be developed to be as useful and as meaningful as possible. 


All Assistant & Associate Professor meetings are from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Lunch is provided.

Upcoming Dates (all events in Wilf Family Center)

  • January 22 (LEAD cohort only)
  • February 20 (LEAD cohort only)
  • March 17
  • April 23 (LEAD cohort only)
  • May 20 (LEAD cohort only)


1:1 Pandemic Paper Pitt-Stops 

I've had conversations with many colleagues over the last few weeks about the conflict during the current COVID chaos of conceptually having more time to see stalled writing projects to fruition balanced against the decreased mental bandwidth and stamina of balancing social distancing, new workflows, home-schooling regimens, and toilet paper rationing.

Many have mentioned how the thought of taking on a writing project right now seems impossible, while others have said they are eager to use this forced desk time to do so. I don't think either is right or wrong (and have myself vacillated between the two camps). I do know that one of the things I enjoy is working with peers to help them find their story and convert it to a manuscript. If you are interested in a 1:1 check-in on how you could move a project along (questions re: journal selection, paper type, writing logistics, timelines, etc.) please sign up for a  Virtual Office Hour Slot here. If one works for you, click on it and it will add to both of our calendars and we can connect for a chat. If none of these work, shoot me an email and we can find another time. 

With Mike Pitt | Associate Chair of Faculty Development

Survey Says? It's Time to Implement Best Practices in Survey Design

Quick survey: How many times have you had to throw away results of a survey you designed because the survey question didn't accurately ask what you were intending to?

A) True
B) It rarely does not not happen to me
C) Yes
D) All of the above
E) C and D

Scratch that. It looks like I need to take this P2P session! Surveys are a mainstay of research and program implementation, yet we are rarely taught how to avoid common pitfalls when we design surveys. In this P2P session, colleagues from the Office of Measurement Services will review several best practices in survey design and answer questions to help you make the most of your research.

Mark Miazga, JD and Melanie Forstie, MS
Office of Measurement Services

Dates Offered:
Tuesday, August 10, 1-2pm
Wednesday, October 6, 1-2pm

Cite for Sore Eyes - Strategies for Keeping Citations, References, Data, and Files Organized

In this P2P session, two of our medical librarians will share strategies for how to best user reference management software when writing papers? In addition to learning how to master the game-changing timesaver of using a reference manager, they will share approaches to how to keep data and files organized on your computer so that they are easily searchable and shareable.  

Caitlin Bakker, MLIS, AHIP and Erin Reardon
Health Sciences Library

Dates Offered:
Thursday, September 30, 1-2pm
Wednesday, November 10, 1-2pm

RSVP HERE to attend one or both sessions!

 We are working on additional ways to keep our peer based faculty development going during the COVID-19 chaos. Be on the lookout for more virtual offerings soon.