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Academic Development at UMMC

The Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Mississippi Medical Center promotes the fullest capacities of individuals as academic leaders in education, service to the Medical Center mission, and in cooperation with the Office of Research, Office of Faculty Affairs, UMMC Faculty Senate, and others, a focus on leadership, scholarship, and teaching development.

To accomplish these goals, Academic Development offers services, which include: 

  • Facilitating access to faculty development information resources
  • Recognition of excellence in educational delivery
    • The Nelson Order of Teaching Excellence
    • Regions TEACH Prize
    • The Academy for Excellence in Education
  • Coordination of campus interprofessional education activities, including simulation-based education
  • Hosting book clubs for faculty to connect socially
  • Management of selected community and pre-professional outreach programs
  • Consultations with individual faculty to address areas of need

Email the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for more information about academic development.