Department Education Officers play a key role in the Perelman School of Medicines educational mission. 

As Education Officers, you support faculty members in their roles as teachers, from onboarding through reappointment and promotion, and oversee department-level coaching and remediation to improve teaching. Faculty may also look to you for basic knowledge of how teaching pertains to policies and procedures related to reappointments promotions. You are also in a unique position to help the department and school Committees On Appointments and Promotions better understand the teaching effort of faculty candidates for promotion. For example, if there are mitigating factors negatively affecting a candidate‚Äôs teaching evaluations, it is important you note these factors in the EO letter that is included in dossiers for promotion. At the same time, you are responsible for identifying faculty who may indeed need to further develop their teaching skills. This does not mean that you are required to personally mentor or coach each faculty member. Rather, your role is to refer faculty to available resources in a timely manner.  


Contact

 

Jennifer Kogan, MD

Assistant Dean of Faculty Development

Professor of Medicine

jennifer.kogan@uphs.upenn.edu


 

Onboarding for Teaching

Onboarding for Teaching

The Professional Development Requirement for Assistant Professors

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Coaching for Teaching Excellence

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The Education Officer guide and resources for teaching development and coaching

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