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Program for Faculty Development

Being an educator is a core part of being a Faculty member of the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University.  As Ernest Boyer states, “Teaching is the heartbeat of the educational enterprise”.  Being an educator encompasses many overlapping domains. The Program for Faculty Development (PFD)  is dedicated to helping you develop your skills as an educator, scholar, professional and leader.

We offer various workshops/sessions in teaching and learning and in educational technologies.  All of our offerings may be
applied to our  Academic Pathways Teaching Certificates  from the basic to advanced levels.  We also offer the
University Teaching Program (UTP)  for those who wish to more formally develop their skills as educators.

For a brief overview of the Program for Faculty Development (PFD), we invite you to  view this introductory presentation.

For those who wish to make education a major component of their academic career, McMaster University also offers a Master of Science in Health Science Education program.

 Educational Resources and Links

  • Program for Faculty Development

  • RIVET (Research, Instruction and InnoVation in Educational Technologies) – Learning Technologies support
    within the Program for Faculty Development - under re-development: contact Dr. Ilana Bayer  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Niagara Regional Campus Faculty Development

  • Waterloo Regional Campus Faculty Development

  • Master of Science in Health Science Education

  • MIIETL (McMaster Institute for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning) – campus teaching support services (also available to FHS faculty)

Online clinical teaching and learning resources -

NOTE:  department/program/school specific faculty development activities may also be available –
             please check within your own areas for additional information.