Membership in the College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Academy is evidence of the commitment of our members to education and developing the next generation of veterinarians. Our members are dedicated to improving and developing not only their own educational methods, but strengthening the excellence in teaching throughout the College of Veterinary Medicine and the greater community.
The Teaching Academy provides a working group of teaching faculty that is a cross-departmental community of dedicated educators who strive to promote professional development, innovation, and excellence in teaching and learning.
The Academy has 60 members, out of a college-wide faculty of approximately 204. Academy members represent six unique departments--Dean's Office; Veterinary Microbiology Pathology; Veterinary Teaching Hospital; Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience; Washington State Disease Diagnostic Laboratory; and School of Molecular Biosciences. The membership ranges from assistant to full professor, and includes department chairs, associate deans, residence and clinical faculty. ~as of January 2015
Information for Potential Members:
Below is additional information regarding Teaching Academy Membership:
Membership is intended to be a working group of teaching faculty and affiliates who work together to promote educational excellence in the educational community, and to advance teaching as a valued and viable career path. As a member, each participant needs to meet the minimum criteria:
- Provide significant contributions toward advancing the Teaching Academy's mission.
- Actively and meaningfully engaged in Teaching Academy activities and events.
- Excellence in quantity and quality of teaching.
Members of the Teaching Academy are expected to select teaching and educational leadership activities that address the missions of the academy while best fitting their own interests and capabilities (including the limitations of time and appointment).
Minimum service expectations have been established in the following categories:
- Vertical or Horizontal Integration
- Outcome Assessment
- Curricula Development
Teaching and Educational Leadership Activities (members will need to select at least 2 categories to focus on):
Traditional Scholarship/Educational Research
Educational Leadership and Curriculum
Academy Function Attendance
Brown Bag Discussions (3 or 4 per year)
Professional Development Workshops
Learning Community Involvement