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​Issue 2 -- November 2012


Q. If a department chair decides not to renew a faculty member’s appointment, is the faculty member entitled to notice?

A. The University of Colorado Denver recently modified the schedule for providing notice of non-reappointment. These policies apply to non-tenured faculty members who hold limited or indeterminate appointments.​ 



Dr. Matt Taylor Matt Taylor, MD

Matt Taylor, MD, PhD wanted to connect with first-year medical students on an entirely new level—leading him to wonder, “Is there an app for that?”

Turns out, there wasn’t. So he helped create one.​ 



A publication of the Academy of Medical Educators and the Office of Faculty Affairs

Control Your Email – Before it Controls You

Steven Lowenstein, MD​, MPH and Cheryl Welch

Emails, according to a New York Times columnist, are “incessant distractions” that have become “the bane of our professional lives.” [i] Emails “interrupt thoughts, sap productivity and undermine our ability to concentrate at work.”[ii] For most of us in academic medicine, “it is simply not possible to plan a morning of scholarly writing or lecture preparation if we are starting with an inbox that contains 350 unread emails.” 

Learn how to control your inbox More>>>​​

Medical Student Evaluation

Creator of RIME Framework to Visit the University of Colorado School of Medicine

Renowned medical educator Louis N. Pangaro, MD, MACP will visit the School of Medicine (SOM) February 28-March 1 to discuss evaluation of medical school learners. His presentations will focus on enduring principles of evaluation as well as what’s changing due to the evolving health care climate and emerging accreditation requirements.

Learn more about Dr. Pangaro's visit-- More>>>

Barry Rumack, MD Joins Ombuds Office and Provides Faculty with a Confidential Way to Handle Disputes

Conflict in the workplace is inevitable. That’s why Barry Rumack, MD, wants all faculty to take advantage of the Ombuds Office—the university’s resource for effective conflict management.

How to better manage conflict and More>>> 


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