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The Office of Faculty Development

The Office of Faculty Development serves the various RFU faculties by offering guidance, coordination, and collaboration with all sectors of the University that provide faculty development programs, activities and resources. In order to serve on-campus, clinical and distance/online faculties the The Office of Faculty Development works with the following: Office of Online Learning & Instructional Design, Chicago Medical School’s Office of Academic Learning Environment, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and DeWitt C. Baldwin Institute for Interprofessional Education. Through the Faculty Development Advisory Council stakeholders from these areas of the university, from 4 colleges, the Boxer Library, Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Online Learning and Instructional Design meet regularly to provide leadership, guidance and discernment for ongoing and future faculty development programming and resources. Read more about Faculty Development on InSite.

Faculty Development Calendar

What do we do?

The Office of Faculty Development serves the entire RFU academic and clinical community in the following capacities:

  1. Create a supportive culture within the RFU faculty to enhance recruitment and retention.
  2. Support faculty members in their role as teachers, scholars and researchers.
  3. Provide information about opportunities for faculty to provide service at the University, in Lake County and Greater Chicago area, as well as around the world.
  4. Collaborate with key players within the University community who are developing and implementing faculty development opportunities within their college, program or department.
  5. Assist individuals in career development.

Examples of the programs and resources:

  • Pedagogical Support: Subscription to 20-Minute Mentor and Magna Commons
  • Mentoring Support: Faculty-to-faculty mentoring options
  • Scholastic Excellence: Master Teacher Guild
  • Collegiality: Social events, networking opportunities

Associate Vice President of Faculty Development,
Associate Professor
Rea Katz, PhD, PA-C
Phone: 847.578.8496
Fax: 847.775.6537