Some of your assigned clinical, lecture, and small group teaching will be evaluated by learners via one of the following systems:

  • Biomedical Graduate Education: BLUE
  • Graduate Medical Education: MedHub
  • Medical School Students: OASIS

These systems will export into an evaluation reporting program. Review your teaching evaluation data to ensure the following:

  1. Your teaching efforts in Clinical, Lecture, and Small Group are reflected. 
    • If your report is inaccurate, contact Academic Programs. 
    • If any teaching is missing, contact Academic Programs.
  2. Your evaluations meet or exceed standards.

Promotion to Associate Professor

AC, CE, and Tenure Tracks

  • Candidates are expected to have high quality engagement in teaching and meet the minimum of 100 credits of teaching per year as defined by PSOM

  • Absolute standard of >/= 3 for all evaluated teaching domains over the previous 3 years (Lectures/Facilitated Learning Activities and Clinical teaching) where the number of evaluations exceeds 3

Promotion to Professor

AC, CE, and Tenure Tracks

  • Candidates are expected to have high quality engagement in teaching and meet the minimum of 100 credits of teaching per year as defined by PSOM

  • A holistic review of teaching will be conducted, including a review of high-quality engagement in teaching activities as well as demonstrated teaching excellence

AC Track

AC track candidates must be above the 25%ile for PSOM teaching in all evaluated teaching domains over the previous 3 years (Lectures/Facilitated Learning Activities and Clinical teaching) where the number of evaluations exceeds 3. NOTE. Due to rounding during computations, occasionally two faculty with the same TED score will receive different percentiles. We encourage reviewers of TED data to take that into consideration when making an interpretation.


 

The following teaching activities count toward teaching effort credits, but are not formally evaluated by learners. To receive credit, therefore, it is important that you track these teaching types on the Workbook for Tracking Teaching. You might also choose to use a blank evaluation form.

The Workbook for Tracking Teaching will become a part of your dossier at promotion. Track all your teaching in the workbook.

Your Education Officer may ask you to provide letters from trainees to be included in your Educational Database, the teaching component of your promotional dossier. You may also be asked to substantiate these teaching types by showing trainee productivity through scholarship or other projects.

Teaching Not Formally Evaluated or Evaluated by TED
Category Notes Credits
Assessment
  • Applies to classes in which learning is evaluated by exams involving problem-solving (i.e. not multiple choice), or research proposals, and where grading is performed by the lecturer.
  • Assessment credit may be granted in addition to credit for Lecture/FLA’
  • Applies to situations where faculty members are serving as direct observers such as occurs during remediation or coaching of a trainee, or assessment of peer teaching with documented evaluations.
  • 2 credits/assessment hour
Course Development Leadership role in developing a course for CME, MOOC, certificate or master’s program.
  • 4 credits per hour of video produced for the course. Ex: 24 credits for 6 hours of video produced for an online course. 

Educational Service and Leadership

 

  • This category is meant to recognize the administrative contributions related to education in BGS, Masters programs, UME and residency and fellowship programs. For course and program directors, this credit is meant to recognize contributions above and beyond their course/program administrative responsibilities. 

Educational Service: 5 credits per activity per year

  • Curriculum committees
  • PSOM, BGS, Masters programs admissions committees
  • Residency and fellowship selection committees
  • Program level evaluation, graduate group reviews and clinical competency committees, thesis committees

 

Education Leadership activities

  • Year-long courses or programs (ex-doctoring, program director, clerkship director, BGS director, graduate group chair)
    • Directors: 50 credits
    • Co-Directors: 50 credits
    • Associate Directors: 25 credits
  • Non yearlong courses (ex-course in module 1, 2, elective directors (when trainees have been enrolled in the elective during the AY), master’s directors, T32 program directors)
    • Directors: 25 credits
    • Co-Directors: 12 credits
    • Associate Directors: 12 credits
  • Clinical electives: 25 credit
Lab Rotations/Pre-Thesis Research

 

  • Applies to the direct supervision of trainees in the following setting:
  • Graduate students on lab rotations: 25 credits per student
  • Undergraduates performing longitudinal research projects for at least 3 months or as part of a summer program: 25 credits
  • Post-bac students for 1 year: 50 credits
Mentoring Trainees
  • The following types of mentoring don’t count for teaching credit: informal mentoring, which involves occasional meetings with trainees as this is considered part of being an academic faculty member; and, mentoring performed in the context of a supported role in medical education (i.e. course director, program director, etc) is assumed to be part of the responsibilities of such a role. 
  • Credit for longitudinal mentoring and scholarship cannot be claimed in the same year.
  • Faculty to faculty mentoring is not eligible for teaching credit
  • Each longitudinal mentoring relationship with a trainee of >8 hours per year: 5 credits. 
Supervised Scholarship 
  • Faculty who work directly with trainees and participate heavily in the design, conduct, analysis and drafting of the scholarly products of trainees are eligible for credit.
  • Each product can only be claimed once, for the year in which it is submitted, even if the trainee has left Penn. If a faculty member works with a trainee during a given academic year and there is no product, they may claim “mentorship credit” for the relationship if it meets the criteria in #8.
  • Multiple faculty can take credit for a trainee’s scholarly product as long as each has participated heavily in the design, conduct, analysis and drafting of the scholarly products of trainees
  • Trainee must be an author
  • Accepted abstracts, posters, oral presentations (internal or external): 5 credit each/year
  • First submission of a manuscript: 10 credits.   
  • Thesis/Postdoc advisors: 50 credits annually
  • Grant proposal to an external funding agency: 10 credits

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