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About Us

The office of Faculty Development (FD) at the College of Pharmacy is committed to the professional development and academic progression of the college’s faculty. Our primary role is to design, develop and facilitate faculty development programs and workshops to support, among others, faculty success in teaching and learning, scholarship, creative activities and faculty productivity. Additionally, we oversee new faculty orientation, and provide outreach to opportunities outside the College of Pharmacy.

Our programming aims to enhance faculty effectiveness as clinicians, researchers, educators and leaders, as well as to care for their well-being and mental health, while seeking a work-life integration. We are devoted to create an environment of collegiality in which all faculty can succeed and reach their full potential.



MariVí Tejada-Simón

Director of Faculty Development

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Faculty Development Program

  • Faculty Program

    The Faculty Development program is offered to faculty and staff through workshops, seminars, courses and other online resources.

    For current and future Faculty Development offerings, please refer to the CALENDAR.

    Pharmacy lunch and theater movie list

    Date Movie
    Nov. 10, 2022
    "Native American Boarding Schools” (kare11.com, 2021 and Foreign correspondent, 2022 compilation)
    Sept. 22, 2022
    "Latino Americans - The New Latinos” (PBS, 2013)
    June 9, 2022
    "The Out List” (2013)
    May 13, 2022
    "A Parallel Story of Cruelty: Kinder Transfer and Kinderlandverschickung” (U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum/Dr. Tejada-Simon compilation)
    April 15, 2022
    "Through Deaf Eyes” (Gallaudet University, 2007)
    March 14, 2022
    "Not done: Women Remaking America” (PBS, 2020)
    Feb. 14, 2022
    “More Than a Month” (2012)
    Aug. 25, 2022
    “Picture a Scientist” (2020)

    Past faculty development seminars and workshops






  • Faculty Development Committee

     The FD committee has the following duties and responsibilities:

    • Improve and sustain the professional growth of faculty through collegially planned learning opportunities that continue to support the College’s strategic goals.
    • Provide opportunities for our faculty and staff to improve their knowledge and skills and, ultimately, improve teaching, student learning and student success.
    • To advise the Director of Faculty Development on activities to enhance the faculty experience and foster development as academicians.

    2023-2024 – Task: Revise Peer evaluation of teaching program

    2020-2021 – Task: Mental health and burnout

    2019-2020 – Task: Faculty self-assessment tool, peer evaluation rubric and implementation process

    2018-2019 – Task: Self-evaluation of teaching

    2017-2018 – Task: Voluntary mentoring program