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Excellent Teacher - Faculty Edition

excellent_teacher_logo_trans_128_2147483699.gifThe Office of Academic Support provides and manages Excellent Teacher: Faculty Edition, a course developed for University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) faculty. Excellent Teacher: Faculty Edition is an online, self-paced course that is offered through Canvas, UMMC's learning management system.

Excellent Teacher: Faculty Edition is the faculty version of the Excellent Teacher course, which was designed for medical residents, fellows and other appropriate trainees. The purpose of the course is to 1) educate faculty about effective teaching and 2) present faculty with the Excellent Teacher curriculum designed for residents/fellows so that they may model appropriate behavior and encourage professional development in all types of learners (students, residents, fellows, and other trainees). It includes information related to teaching and communication, curriculum design, feedback and evaluation, and ethics and professionalism.

Course instructions

The Excellent Teacher: Faculty Edition course is made up of various modules and evaluations related to principles of teaching and learning, and the course is offered through Canvas. To register for the course, click on the icon below and complete the registration form.


Once you are registered, you will receive an email confirmation. Then, to complete the course, follow the steps listed below.

  1. Log into Canvas using your UMMC username and password.
  2. Click on Courses, and click on the Excellent Teacher: Faculty Edition course. Familiarize yourself with the Excellent Teacher: Faculty Edition course, and click on Modules to begin.
  3. Click on the first item, and proceed through the modules until all are complete. Note: You may log in and out of Canvas, completing the modules at your own pace and convenience.
  4. Click on Grades to ensure that you have received credit for all assignments.

If you have questions, contact the Office of Academic Support.

Continuing education credit

Continuing education credit may be earned for some disciplines. See below for more information.

The University of Mississippi School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. University of Mississippi School of Dentistry designates this activity for 5.50 continuing education credits.

The University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing Continuing Education Program is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Mississippi Nurses Foundation, Inc. an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. As an approved provider, the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing awards this activity 5.50 contact hour(s). Participation in and successful completion of this activity will be determined by the participant signing in, attending the sessions for which credit is desired, and completing the evaluation tool. Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that he or she actually spends in the educational activity. Accredited status refers only to continuing nursing education activities and does not imply ANCC Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any commercial products.

The University of Mississippi School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Mississippi School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity.

The University of Mississippi Medical Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The University of Mississippi Medical Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.