Program For Faculty Development
The McMaster Program for Faculty Development was established in the 1980s to support the growth and development of faculty members within the Faculty of Health Sciences. We are part of a network of faculty development programs across the three McMaster campuses, including Hamilton (MacPFD), Niagara (NRC), and Waterloo (WRC). Our teams are comprised of faculty from all campuses, which allows us greater diversity and reach for our activities.
During the Spring of 2020 the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) office was created, having been formed through the amalgamation of the Continuing Health Sciences Education Program, the Program for Faculty Development, and the Learning Technologies Lab.
Our vision is to grow our faculty into a community of educators, innovators, scientists, and clinician-leaders to advance health professions education by supporting them in their own growth. Led by Dr. Ruth Chen, the Assistant Dean of the Program for Faculty Development, this unit is comprised of teams of volunteers who organize activities (both virtual and in-person), create content (podcasts, infographics, written materials, etc.), and engage in a community of practice around faculty development.