As demonstrated by its many programs and partnerships, the Centre for Faculty Development (CFD) is locally and internationally recognized as an innovator in faculty development. Through its excellence in scholarly educational and research activities, the CFD mobilizes knowledge and inspires transformative educators.
Due to the CFD’s prominence, multiple institutions have reached out to participate in the centre’s programming. In 2015, the CFD educated professionals within:
In 2015, the CFD educated education professionals outside of St. Michael's Hospital, including national and international institutions
As a result of network-wide interest in developing an actionable model of teaching excellence, the Centre for Faculty Development (CFD) collaborated with numerous Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network (TAHSN) partners to develop a teaching excellence model, the Teaching Excellence Competencies Model. This model is a developmental and aspirational ideal for clinical teachers to move from competency in foundational teaching to excellence in clinical teaching.
The goal for developing this framework was to create a model relevant for all teachers within a health-care context (i.e., not profession specific) and to identify an actionable set of relational competencies that describe an excellent teacher (as opposed to a minimally, competent teacher).
The Teaching Excellence Competencies Model serves as a guide for individuals and organizations to develop their thinking and practices about teaching and to encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning. By describing a set of competencies for teaching excellence, it will promote an alignment of resources, tools, professional development and evaluation within the system and be a tool that educators and faculty developers use to inform their work.
Information about the model has been disseminated at local, national and international peer-reviewed meetings and the CFD plans to track and assess the model’s usage.
The Teaching Excellence Competencies Model and the accompanying nine-page guide, which includes case scenarios illustrating the framework’s application by individuals in different roles and in various contexts, is downloadable at the CFD Resources page.
St. Michael’s Hospital’s Teaching Excellence Competencies Model