Educator Resources

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Professor and student

See the tabs below for a number of education related activities.

Registration is now open for this Spring's 7th Annual Symposium on Educational Excellence, which will once again bring together educators for a day or learning around the theme of Advancing Educational Scholarship and Skills in Health Sciences. The Symposium will be an in-person event, held on OHSU’s Marquam Hill campus, with remote attendance options available for most portions. This year's event will once again also have an associated pre-symposium activity, which you can learn more about on the SEE website.

Fri., May, 17, 7:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Register now

Navigating the IRB Submission Process for Classroom-Based Research (Webex link)

This presentation is designed to guide researchers, particularly those conducting research within educational settings, through the process of obtaining Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval for their projects. Presenters David Holmgren, Kelly Kidner, and Triana Nagel will:

  • Define classroom-based research and provide examples to illustrate its scope and potential applications.
  • Present the importance of obtaining IRB approval and explain the ethical considerations involved and highlight the role of the IRB in ensuring participant safety and confidentiality.
  • Provide an overview of the IRB submission process and tips for preparing research proposals, completing IRB forms and navigating the submission and review process.
  • Discuss common issues that researchers may encounter during the IRB review process. 

Wed., April 17, noon - 1 p.m.

Educator Success Grants 

These grants, open for all faculty and for staff engaged in the Education mission, may be put toward participating in a training or institute that enhances skills related to either the educator role (teaching, education scholarship, student advocacy, etc.), or to career and leadership development of educators. 

  • Maximum of one $3000 grant per candidate each fiscal year.  
  • A one-to-one match from the department or from applicant’s personal funds is required.  

Application due May 30


Additional resources

Accessibility Resource Center (ARC)

  • Create course content for all learners with accessibility guidelines and principles of Universal Design for Learning. ARC informs on the whys and hows of inclusive course design, with step-by-step instructions for creating accessible digital course content in Sakai, including documents.

Anti-racism in Medicine Collection

  • MedEdPORTAL®, the open-access journal of the AAMC, has created a collection of resources to provide educators with practice-based, peer-reviewed content to teach anti-racist knowledge and clinical skills and elevate the educational scholarship of anti-racist curricula. The new resources will support a community of collaborators dedicated to the elimination of racism in medical education.

Clinical Teaching Resources

  • Curated by the Teaching and Learning Center, this site is intended to serve as a centralized resource for your professional work and development as a clinical educator.

Education Grand Rounds

  • Grand rounds focuses on a wide array of education related topics. Join the live session or view archived presentations.
  • Time: Occurs on the second Tuesday of the month.
  • Cost: Free, no registration required

Foster Respectful and Equitable Education (FREE)

  • The FREE initiative aims to enhance the learning environment by fostering culturally relevant and inclusive education, and cultivating a respectful community for all learners. This initiative intends to develop the learning environment to improve engagement, achievement, and motivation. In addition to sharing resources and best practices, FREE also hosts their own training series.
  • Cost: Free to OHSU faculty, students and staff.

Teaching and Learning Center

  • The Teaching and Learning Center, part of the Provost Office's Office of Educational Improvement and Innovation, partners with faculty, students and colleagues to create meaningful, innovative and evidence-based learning experiences across OHSU. They are available for on-demand training and consultations for individuals and groups on topics such as curriculum mapping, program and course evaluation, writing learning objectives, active learning strategies, Sakai course support, Audience Response System and much more.  
  • Time: The TLC staff hosts a number of sessions ranging in length from 15 to 60 minutes. 
  • Cost: Free. Contact TLC with questions, or to request services.

Symposium on Educational Excellence

  • Join colleagues for presentations and discussions showcasing innovation in education at OHSU and watch past recordings of SEE sessions.
  • 2023 Date: May 19, 2023
  • Cost: Free for those who teach, support or are OHSU learners.

Assessment Academy

  • Assessment Academy, hosted by the Teaching and Learning Center, is an ongoing workshop series intended to provide opportunities for participants to improve practice-based learning skills through participation in effective educational activities that promote lifelong learning.
  • Workshops can also be delivered on request. Reach out to the TLC to request a session.

AAMC Curriculum Resources

  • This resource collection was developed to help advance shared goals related to resources, best practices in curriculum, and data collection and use.

Education Grand Rounds

  • When you are ready to showcase some of your education expertise, Education Grand Rounds can be an excellent venue to share that expertise with colleagues, while earning some teaching and scholarship experience for your Educator's Portfolio. Contact the Educators' Collaborative for details.

Educators' Collaborative

  • Beyond hosting Education Grand Rounds, the Educator's Collaborative is a community of practice for those interested in education, including direct teaching, innovation, scholarship, curriculum design and mentoring. Join the collaborative to connect with like-minded educators and to improve your skills. Membership is open to faculty, staff, trainees and students, as well as those who teach trainees, in every school across and beyond OHSU.

Educator Success Grants

  • Apply for a grant for additional training to support mentoring, career development, leadership, and education research and teaching skills.
  • Educator Career Success Grants are awarded two times/year (Winter and Summer). These grants are only open to educators (faculty and education mission staff). 
  • Maximum of one $3000 grant per candidate each fiscal year.  

Training Future Faculty (TFF)

  • Developed by the Teaching and Learning Center, this non-credit teacher training program is for graduate students and post-doctoral scholars. TFF supports the development of teaching skills through workshops, teaching observation and coaching, teaching with technology, and facilitated peer discussions.
  • Current faculty who are interested in helping or advising students should contact the TLC to become an ally of the program.

Train your Brain

  • A new academic year means new Train Your Brain topics. Train Your Brain, offered by the OHSU Teaching and Learning Center, is a series of interactive workshops led by education experts. Sessions are open to all OHSU faculty, residents, staff, and students. The TLC will come to you and present to your group! Check out the Train Your Brain O2 page for more information or to request a session.

OHSU-sponsored programs

Education Scholars Program

  • The Education Scholars Program (ESP) is a longitudinal program with a focus on both education theory and methods. Classroom activities will include small and large group sessions, flipped classroom, asynchronous activities, and mentored time for applying educational concepts to current educational projects.
  • Cost: Free to OHSU faculty (tuition must be covered by department)
  • Time: Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

External Programs

There are a number of graduate certificate and degree programs, offered outside of OHSU, which you can pursue in an effort to improving your skills as an educator. Follow the links below to learn more about each program.

Practical Guide for Teaching Online

The Division of Continuing Professional Development is developing a website that offers some specific, tangible strategies for teaching online at OHSU. It offers best-practice guidelines for using various virtual learning tools, including some example learning activities that could be enhanced using these tools. This site will continue to be updated as existing tools are updated and new resources and examples are made available.

Access the site