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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 faculty 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:

  • Sponsorship of a leadership development program for faculty
  • Support of interdisciplinary research and education activities among UMMC faculty
  • Facilitating access to faculty development information resources
  • Consultations with individual faculty to address areas of need
  • Assistance with departmental management of post-tenure review activities
  • Orientation activities for new faculty not currently managed by Human Resources
  • Recognition of excellence in educational delivery

The Office of Academic Development works closely with a medical center standing committee, the UMMC Academic Development Committee (for more information regarding the Committee and its members, visit our Leadership Page), and with the UMMC Faculty Senate (for more information regarding the Faculty Senate and its members, visit the website). The Academic Development Committee was formed in order to establish campus-wide policies in support of faculty professional development activities; to coordinate school participation in campus-wide faculty development programs and to help foster a positive campus climate for UMMC faculty to reach their full potential.

Frequently asked questions

What programs does the Office of Academic Development support?

  • Faculty funding
  • Faculty development seminars and workshops
  • Faculty recognition
  • Leadership development
  • Faculty newsletter (TRIAD)

Faculty/staff resource guide (PDF)