OFA Past Programs

The OFA has a rich history of designing, implementing, and evaluating programs and resources for faculty development and mentoring. Click on the links below to learn more about each program.

Faculty Scholar Award The goal of this award was to enable faculty to continue research and scholarly activities while also managing a finite period of increased family care.

Faculty Vitality Award This award provided support for senior and mid-career faculty to pursue a career objective in a new area of research, education or clinical practice with the goal to promote individual rejuvenation, career development, mentoring and academic vitality.

Gender Equity Initiative  The Gender Equity Initiative was commissioned in April 2008 to determine if compensation inequities were present for faculty with respect to gender and/or race. The extensive analyses revealed no evidence of systemic or system-wide salary inequities based on either gender or race.

Leadership Series  This series of presentations and workshops by UMMS faculty and other internationally-known speakers addressed the development and application of leadership competencies and skills.

Mentoring Survey  This survey was distributed to all UMMS faculty, students and trainees in 2012. The goals of the survey were to define the current status of mentoring and to determine future mentoring needs at UMMS.

Peers for Promotion  This facilitated peer mentoring program was designed to help faculty advance and transition to the rank of Associate Professor.