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Office of Academic Development

The Office of Academic Development for the University of Mississippi Medical Center serves to promote the fullest capacities of individuals as academic leaders in education, service to the Medical Center mission and in cooperation with the Office of Research, in aspects of the research endeavor. To accomplish these goals, Academic Development offers services, which include: 

  • Small grants in support of interdisciplinary research and education activities among UMMC faculty (currently in abeyance)
  • Facilitating access to faculty development information resources, including the Academic Development and Discovery Seminar series (currently in abeyance)
  • Recognition of excellence in educational delivery – Nelson Order of Teaching Excellence and Regions TEACH Prize
  • Coordination of campus interprofessional education activities, including simulation-based education
  • Management of selected community and pre-professional outreach programs
  • Management of institutional post-tenure review process
  • Consultations with individual faculty to address areas of need
  • Orientation activities for new faculty not currently managed by Human Resources

Funding for grant and seminar programs may vary.  Questions should be addressed to the Office at

The Office of Academic Development works closely with the UMMC Faculty Senate (for more information regarding the Faculty Senate and its members, visit the website).

Frequently asked questions

What programs does the Office of Academic Development support?

  • Faculty funding (currently in abeyance)
  • Faculty development seminars and workshops (currently in abeyance)
  • Faculty recognition
  • Interprofessional education
  • Simulation-based education
  • Outreach programs
  • UMMC Faculty Senate
  • Faculty/staff resource guide (PDF)