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What is a Master Educator
For the purpose of membership in the University of Texas Medical School at Houston “Academy of Master Educators” (UTMSH-AME), and given the divesity of educational practices and engagement of UTMSH faculty with the broader educational community, it is important for the applicant to have a clear understanding of what is meant by "Master Educator".A Master Educator:
- has clear, realistic and important goals that reflect the needs of the profession, society, learners and other faculty.
- is prepared to teach effectively, and takes advantage of new strategies to deal with challenging issues.
- uses appropriate methods to teach or design an educational program or curriculum that is consistent with the current literature.
- employs educational strategies that can serve as a model for others. Goals are outlined. Results are disseminated or published.
- formally shares lessons learned or shares enduring materials with peers at the local, regional, or national level.
- acts as a peer reviewer of educational grants, journals, curriculum or awards.
- uses feedback from learners and peers to modify his or her leadership style, teaching, and educational materials.
- provides vision, direction, and leadership for educational programs, while incorporating effective group processes to achieve desired programmatic goals effectively and efficiently.
- serves the educational community through active participation in and contribution to local, regional, national, and international educational organizations.
- The honor of being recognized as a "Master Educator" by your peers. All Academy members will be eligible for the designation of "Distinguished Educator Professor."
- Opportunity to participate in a local "learning community" with other faculty educators.
- Opportunity to meet new collaborators and to receive support for participation in scholarly educational activities and defined educational projects.
- Support for personal development of one's educational knowledge and skills (education meetings, courses, workshops, colloquia, seminar programs, journal clubs).
- Opportunity to mentor and to be mentored.
- Participation in enhancement of the educational environment for the entire UTMSH community and for advocating institutional recognition and rewards of faculty educators.
- Opportunity to promote new and enhanced disciplinary and interdisciplinary educational programs.
- Opportunity for financial support as it becomes available (e.g., support for education-related activities, Master-Teacher Program, endowed professorships).
- Support for participation in degree programs (e.g., Master's (MS) in education).
- Attend Academy events and functions.
- Serve on Academy committees and teams.
- Develop and evaluate innovative educational programs.
- Mentor other UTMSH faculty engaged in educational activities.
- Attend Academy-sponsored educational courses, workshops and colloquia.
- Participate in Academy-sponsored seminars and journal clubs.
- Attend Academy-sponsored educational retreats.
- Engage in scholarly educational activities.
- Participate in institutional applications for educational grants and other financial resources.
- Represent the Academy locally, regionally and nationally.
Academy of Master Educators
6431 Fannin JJL 315
Houston TX 77030
Telephone: (713) 500-5105
Fax: (713) 500-0603