Welcome

Faculty Affairs is the central location for oversight of School of Medicine faculty-related policies and guidelines governing appointments, promotions and tenure and coordination of activities that enhance the work-life and professional development of faculty at the MCV and Inova Campuses.

Awards and Recognition

Calendar of Events

VCU School of Medicine, Office of Faculty Affairs Calendar of Events

Workshops/Seminars for Teaching/Career Development

The Office of Faculty Affairs offers a series of Lunchtime Learning hands-on interactive workshops focusing on a variety of topics in innovative teaching. These workshops draw on research-based best practices to help faculty consider ways to enhance student learning in and out of the classroom. Please register for these "Lunchtime Learning" workshops at http://wp.vcu.edu/iteach/

We also offer to new faculty professional development opportunities covering a broad spectrum of strategies and tools that will facilitate teaching, research and service. Please see these opportunities listed in the table below. The VCU community are welcome to attend.

Lunches are provided, RSVPs are required. Contact Deborah Stewart for more information.

School of Medicine Committees

VCU School of Medicine Committees are provided below.

VCU Committees

VCU Committees are provided below.

VCU Health System

VCU Health System Committees are provided below.

FARES

Faculty Activity Reporting and Evaluation System (FARES)

In order to standardize and streamline the annual faculty evaluation process, the School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs has developed a web-based faculty activity reporting and evaluation system [FARES]. The templates for faculty activity report and evaluation form were developed by the Faculty Portal Committee, which had representations from clinical and basic science departments, the Dean's Office, and MCV Physicians.

To facilitate the completion of the online report, data is pre-populated from existing systems such as Banner, InfoEd, and eCurriculum. SOM Faculty are required to complete the online activity report and performance plan using FARES.

Timeline for CY18 Clinical Faculty Evaluations

  • Open FARES website - December 19, 2018
  • Deadline for submitting evaluations to the Dean's Office  - March 29, 2019
  • Internal deadline for completing faculty activity report and performance plan - Set by department chair

Timeline for FY19 Teaching / Research and Administrative / Professional Faculty Evaluations

  • Open FARES website - May 10, 2019
  • Deadline for submitting evaluations to the Dean's Office - August 2, 2019
  • Internal deadline for completing faculty activity report and performance plan - set by department chair

System Link

Faculty Performance Policy Documents and Templates

FARES User Guides and Tutorials

Credential / Verification Requests

The Office of Faculty Affairs can verify dates of academic appointments only. Requests should be FAXED to (804) 628-9978.

If more specific verifications of faculty are required, requests should be sent directly to the specific office needed.  Please see list of Credential/Verification Requests.

Credential / Verification Requests

Faculty Development

Faculty Development information and resources.

VCU School of Medicine faculty development resources are located at http://go.vcu.edu/iteach. This site serves as a central resource for sharing innovative teaching strategies in medical education and highlighting the best practices of VCU School of Medicine (VCU SOM) faculty.  It includes:

  • Teaching Strategies – Training modules containing best practice videos and resources for writing learning objectives, using small group interactive strategies, and implementing team-based learning.
  • Featured Faculty – Narratives of VCU SOM faculty making it real in and out of the classroom.
  • Teaching Talks – Audio and video podcasts on diverse topics in teaching and learning.
  • Teaching Tips – Helpful tips and articles about innovations in medical education.
  • Lunchtime Learning – A schedule of interactive workshops.
  • Conversations – A public forum to share ideas and enable online faculty engagement.

All faculty are also invited to visit and subscribe to the iTeach website for updates, and follow @VCUSOMITEACH on Twitter!

A list of upcoming faculty development workshops is available here: http://wp.vcu.edu/iteach/workshop-calendar/

Information about the TiME (Teaching in Medical Education) Faculty Fellows program is available here: http://go.vcu.edu/time

WISDM (Women in Science, Dentistry and Medicine): Women in Medicine and Science Program

Career Development

Teaching Portfolio

Teaching includes lecture, small group, seminar and/or laboratory instruction of courses for medical, graduate and undergraduate students, clinic teaching and precepting of medical and allied health profession’s students, residents, fellows, laboratory-based research training of students and fellows, dissertation and thesis supervision, mentoring and advising of students and fellows, participation as faculty in continuing education programs, workshops and guest lectureships.

Policies and Forms

Click the panels below for instructions on how to access VCU and School of Medicine policies and forms.

Outside Professional Activities

Policies

Access the OPA System

In order to facilitate the approval and reporting of OPA, the School of Medicine in conjunction with the University has developed a web-based OPA reporting and approval system. The web-based approach replaces the cumbersome paper form approach that has been used since the 1980s. Faculty will be able to easily login to the OPA web site using your VCU eID and password. The web-based system will keep an electronic record of reported outside professional activities so that the required annual reporting will be simplified.

Each Department Chair has been charged with developing a set of written guidelines and procedures for OPA that are consistent with the School’s guidelines and University policy but allows a department to adopt its own unique set of procedures. If a department does not have an approved set of OPA guidelines and procedures, the department will default to the SOM OPA Guidelines and Procedures. The links to university policy and SOM guidelines are included below.

 

Promotion and Tenure

Promotion and Tenure information and resources are below.

Resources

Click the panels below to access various resources for faculty.

Contact Us

VCU School of Medicine office address and contact information.

Office Address

Office for Faculty Affairs
VCU School of Medicine
Physical Address: 1201 East Marshall Street, McGlothlin Medical Education Center (MMEC), Suite 4-100
Mailing Address: Box 980565
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0565
Phone: 804-628-2353
TDD: 1-800-828-1120
Fax: 804-628-9978

Elizabeth "Betsy" Ripley, M.D., M.S.

Elizabeth "Betsy" Ripley, M.D., M.S.

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Elizabeth "Betsy" Ripley, M.D., M.S.

Elizabeth "Betsy" Ripley, M.D., M.S.

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Faculty Affairs

Phone: 804-628-2353

Fax: 804-628-9978

Email: elizabeth.ripley@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
McGlothlin Medical Education Center (MMEC), 1201 E Marshall St., 4th Floor

Jean Bailey, Ph.D.

Jean Bailey, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for Faculty Development

Jean Bailey, Ph.D.

Jean Bailey, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for Faculty Development

Office of Faculty Affairs

Phone: 804-828-3134

Fax: 804-828-4048

Email: jean.bailey@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
MMEC, Room 4-230

Kenneth Warren, Ed.D.

Kenneth Warren, Ed.D.

Instructional Technologist for Medical Education

Kenneth Warren, Ed.D.

Kenneth Warren, Ed.D.

Instructional Technologist for Medical Education

Office of Faculty Affairs

Phone: 804-828-3848

Fax: 804-828-4048

Email: kenneth.warren@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
MMEC, Room 7-306A

Katherine Tucker Henderson, M.Ed.

Katherine Tucker Henderson, M.Ed.

Faculty Devel. Specialist, Instructional Designer

Katherine Tucker Henderson, M.Ed.

Katherine Tucker Henderson, M.Ed.

Faculty Devel. Specialist, Instructional Designer

Office of Faculty Affairs

Phone: 804-828-9823

Fax: 804-828-4048

Email: katherine.henderson@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
MMEC, Room 4-101B

Denise Dye

Denise Dye

Executive Assistant to the Senior Associate Dean

Denise Dye

Denise Dye

Executive Assistant to the Senior Associate Dean

Office of Faculty Affairs

Phone: 804-628-2353

Fax: 804-628-9978

Email: denise.dye@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
MMEC, Room 4-202

Deborah Stewart, B.I.S.

Deborah Stewart, B.I.S.

Education Program Coordinator

Deborah Stewart, B.I.S.

Deborah Stewart, B.I.S.

Education Program Coordinator

Office of Faculty Affairs

Phone: 804-828-6591

Fax: 804-828-4048

Email: deborah.stewart@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
MMEC, Room 4-207