New GFA designee? New to faculty affairs?
A quick-reference guide compiled by the Group on Faculty Affairs and the GFA Membership and Nominating Subcommittee as a resource for incoming members and new faculty affairs professionals.
Online Learning for Faculty Affairs
This collection of Webinars cosponsored by the GFA cover a variety of hot topics of interest to faculty affairs and faculty development professionals.
Research & Scholarship Webinars
- Converting your Teaching and Assessment Materials into Educational Scholarship Through MedEdPORTAL (see the presentation slides)
- Sharing Your Scholarship with the World: The Art of Writing and Getting Published (Video)
- Writing Effective Titles and Abstracts (Video)
- What Editors Want: Tips for Good Scholarly Writing (Video)
- Program Evaluation and Scholarship in Faculty Affairs and Development: Mapping your design and analysis (Video)
GFA Town Halls
- GFA Town Hall Leading in a Hybrid Environment
- GFA Town Hall Improving Promotion and Tenure (see the presentation slides)
- GFA Business Meeting, Award Celebration, and Town Hall (see the presentation slides)
More Ways to Get Involved
- Participate in discussions on the GFA listserv by posting and responding to colleagues’ queries.
- Attend and participate in a future GFA Professional Development Conference.
- Maintain your institution’s Faculty Roster Data by working with the AAMC Faculty Roster team.
- Nominate a GFA colleague for the Carole J. Bland Phronesis Award.
- Complete surveys for GFA faculty data.
- Provide feedback on how we can best serve you as a GFA member by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're a new member participate in the New GFA Member Mentoring Circle Program, or sign-up to serve as a mentor to new GFA colleagues.
Faculty-Related Data and Search Tools
This database (sign in required) generates tables on the annual distribution of U.S. medical school faculty by department, school, rank, ethnicity, degree, gender, primary specialty, and tenure status. The trend data include gender and ethnicity of U.S. medical school faculty, U.S. medical school faculty members by degree and department; and tenure status of U.S. medical school faculty members by degree and department. If you have questions about FAMOUS or the Faculty Roster, please contact FAMOUShelp@aamc.org.
Faculty Salary Survey Reports
The online and paper publications are available for purchase through the AAMC Store (individuals affiliated with a member institution or organization are eligible for discounted pricing). The publications available for purchase include 33 tables that display total compensation in a variety of ways, such as by degree, rank, department/specialty, region, and school ownership. Deans, Principal Business Officers, and their select designees, as the individuals responsible for providing the survey data, have access to the online publication as well as online custom report generators. Your Principal Business Officer’s permission is needed to access these custom report generators because of the confidential nature of the data.
(AAMC Member Sign-In Required) The Faculty Administrative Management Online User System (FAMOUS) is a Web-based report writing tool that enables users to view aggregate reports on medical school faculty members and chairs, using data from the AAMC Faculty Roster. There are many institution-specific and national reports that can be generated, such as retention reports, promotion reports, alumni reports, department reports, rank reports, demographic reports, and educational reports.
Medical School Profile System (MSPS)
(AAMC Member Sign-In Required) MSPS is an AAMC-supported database that houses descriptive data reported by U.S. medical schools. MSPS enables users to view and create benchmark reports for medical schools on revenues, faculty and student counts, financial aid, and tuition and fees. The primary source of the data is the LCME annual surveys.
Organizational Characteristics Database
(AAMC Member Sign-In Required) This database shows institutional-level data about each medical school and its affiliated teaching hospitals, including the relationship of the medical school to its parent university, the ownership of the integrated hospitals and the legal structure of the practice plans. These data are updated yearly. If you have questions about the content of the database or accessing the OCD, please contact email@example.com
Academic Medicine Collection on Faculty Affairs
This new collection features articles and reports published in Academic Medicine that are about issues important to faculty: development, mentoring, leadership, career tracks, and more. This collection is updated bi-monthly by Academic Medicine journal staff.
Evolution of Faculty Affairs Article Published in Academic Medicine
How have faculty affairs and faculty development offices grown in the last ten years? The "Evolution of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development Offices in U.S. Medical Schools: A 10-Year Follow-up Survey" is now available as an ahead-of-print electronic publication on the Academic Medicine website. The authors hope that the information obtained will assist existing and new medical schools determine the optimal roles, responsibilities and distribution of effort for their own offices of faculty affairs.