The Enhanced Teacher Performance (ETP) Program is a program focused on enhancing one’s effectiveness as a clinical or laboratory-based teacher. Grounded in a model developed at the CFD describing teaching excellence competencies, faculty at any stage in their careers can engage in this short-term intensive program to maximize their teaching competencies. Under the guidance and support of a faculty development coach, faculty will participate in focused activities, workshops, and guided sessions to address their unique customized learning goals.
The ETP program seeks to maximize teaching excellence competencies, through guided coaching, customized learning activities, simulated teaching encounters and debriefing, targeted CFD workshops, and curated resources –all selected to enhance the teacher’s knowledge, skills, and attitudes in order to positively impact the learning environment. This program is suitable for all health professions faculty who want to intentionally maximize their teaching effectiveness at any stage of their careers. It acknowledges that needs and competencies may shift and change over the course of a faculty member’s career, which at times, may require a more targeted approach to faculty development for teaching. This program seeks to create a confidential, supportive, and customized learning environment for faculty members to tackle their development goals as teachers.
The program is a 1-to-1 coaching based program, and therefore has flexible enrollment. The program participant is matched with a faculty development coach who will co-create through a series of initial consultations, a customized faculty development plan. This plan will be implemented over the course of a 3-6 month period, variable based on when workshops are available and customized sessions can be arranged around clinical/teaching schedules. The program is designed to be highly flexible and adaptive to needs, with a curriculum that addresses the unique goals of each participant.
Dr. Latika Nirula, CFD Director, leads the program and is also a coach within the program. Latika is a trained teacher and highly rated facilitator of faculty development workshops at the CFD. Latika holds a PhD in Developmental Psychology and Education. She also led the development of the Excellent Teaching Competencies Model, which forms the foundation and structure of the program, to explore ways to optimize one’s teaching effectiveness.
As program participants are recruited, based on their needs, they may be matched with other health professions’ faculty development coaches. Detailed biographies of coaches will be shared with program participants once matched.