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Faculty Development


To enhance the professional development of the College of Pharmacy faculty.

Current charges:

  • Train faculty in the process of peer evaluation;
  • Establish a voluntary mentoring program;
  • Introduce more active learning in our classrooms; and
  • Develop a "self-evaluation of teaching" rubric for our faculty to use to reflect on their current and future teaching.

Announcements & Calendar

New Curriculum

The UH College of Pharmacy launched its new curriculum in the fall of 2018! Faculty development will have an even more important role in helping faculty incorporate more active learning into their courses to provide more comprehensive, long-lasting learning.

Summer Book Club

Over the summer 2018, the faculty, post-docs and graduate students were reading and discussing "Rigor mortis: how sloppy science creates worthless cures, crushes hope and wastes billions" by Richard Harris, (Basic Books Publishers, 2017).

Future events

Teaching: Best Practices


Held for the college faculty: See the Faculty Development course in Blackboard.

  • Writing good multiple choice questions: Lindsay Schwarz
  • Analyzing multiple choice question result data: Lindsay Schwarz
  • How to write effective rubrics: Taylor Fayle
  • Writing goals and objectives: Emad Mansour (previous head of UH faculty development)
  • Introduction to active learning in large classrooms: Lindsay Schwarz
Voluntary peer evaluation of teaching

Upon request, a faculty member may initiate the process for peer evaluation, which involves a pre-evaluation meeting, a classroom observation and a post-evaluation meeting.

Rubric for Formative Peer Review

Guidelines for UHCOP Guest Lecturers PDF

Useful weblinks on teaching as practice

Professional Development & Work-Life Balance

Book Club

Summer 2018: "Rigor Mortis: how sloppy science creates worthless cures, crushes hope and wastes billions," by Richard Harris (Basic Books Publishing, 2017)

Summer 2017: "Make it stick: the science of successful learning," by Brown, Roediger, McDaniel (Harvard University Press, 2014)

UH Brand Guidelines & Social/News Media Policies

External Editing Services