Improving the lives of all those associated with the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV through education, advancement, and support.
The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Office of Faculty Affairs has the mission to improve the lives of all those associated with the school of medicine through education, advancement, and support. The overarching goal of the office of faculty affairs (OFA) is to provide an environment for faculty to feel welcome, empowered, and supported in their growth and contribution. In addition, the OFA can provide assistance to individuals having difficulty in achieving their professional responsibilities.
The office of faculty affairs has two main divisions:
Policies and Procedures Related to Faculty Life Cycle
Accredited Courses (CME) and Non-Accredited Courses
Governance responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Developing and monitoring mechanisms for faculty advancement
Leading initiatives related to faculty governance
Shepherding faculty through faculty processes such as promotion and tenure, sabbatical requests, new appointments, and leave
Assisting faculty with the interpretation of the school of medicine policies and processes, per the school of medicine bylaws, handbook, and other governance documents
Providing counseling, mediation, and conflict resolution/management skills
Contributing to the school’s strategic plan
Facilitating the annual evaluation process for faculty
The office also builds relationships with other units on campus, including the provost’s office, UNLV Office of Faculty Affairs, the office of compliance, the office of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and others.
Additional information on policies and procedures related to the faculty life cycle, including evaluations, appointments, tenure, and promotions, can be found on the Governance webpage.
The Academy is the personal and professional development program of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV. The Academy offers growth opportunities through various forms of content, including accredited and non-accredited courses.
Consistent with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) guidelines, we offer a broad range of professional development opportunities catering to the learning needs of academic medicine professionals in all stages of their careers. This is our continuing medical education (CME) program, which provides education and CME certification for physicians.
Our non-accredited courses are not specific to medicine and include a variety of topics, such as leadership development, career advancement, communication, and compliance. These topics are generally set up as 5-7 minute short courses that facilitate growth through quick and easy-to-digest videos. We also produce long-form podcasts for more in-depth discussions.
The OFA governance area is primarily responsible for supporting academic faculty through policies and procedures related to the faculty lifecycle. In addition, The Academy supports all members of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV through professional development and enrichment.
Academic faculty include the following:
Full-time tenured faculty
Full-time tenure-track faculty
Full time non-tenured faculty
Building a strong partnership with the community is one of the main objectives of the school of medicine. This commitment is reflected throughout the many initiatives the school is involved in, including the community faculty program.
Are you interested in becoming a community faculty member?