The Office of Faculty Affairs and Development (OFA&D) creates and implements activities and initiatives to support the advancement of AU / UGA Medical Partnership (MP) faculty members in all stages of their professional academic careers.

We serve and support faculty in their clinical, teaching, leadership and scholarly missions for the AU / UGA Campus while encouraging an environment that both retains and attracts outstanding individuals.

Faculty Affairs

Preparation for promotion and tenure

Faculty wellness, burnout prevention, and resiliency

There are a variety of resources available to faculty at the AU/UGA campus

Faculty hiring and retention


New faculty on-boarding, please contact the Business Office and Dr. Crites before arrival

Career transition support

Contact Dr. Crites

Ombudsman (including conflict resolution)

  • Contact Dr. Crites
  • The Ombudsman may serve individual faculty as a source of information, confidential advice, and assistance in resolving serious concerns involving individual faculty members and may serve as an initial point of contact for an individual faculty grievance. However, the Ombudsman does not address collective concerns of the faculty body.
  • The Ombudsman may meet with relevant administration or other faculty to assist with resolving the faculty member’s concern. In doing so, the Ombudsman will keep all information shared by the faculty member confidential unless either authorized to share by the faculty member, or ethical and legal duties compel them to disclose.
  • Mediation services are also available.

Promoting equity and diversity amongst the faculty

The AU/UGA Medical Partnership encourages a diverse, inclusive environment that is supportive of faculty, students, and staff. The OFAD collaborates with the Office of Student Affairs on our campus, and the related offices on AU’s and UGA’s respective campuses.

Faculty Development

Summer 2020 Faculty Development Sessions

During the Summer 2020, we’ve had several sessions on a variety of topics such as mentorship, teaching and learning, and learning technologies. The recordings of those sessions are available by clicking the title above.


Recording videos with the glassboard is similar to using a standard whiteboard in a classroom. You can create sketches, clarify concepts, work through processes and formulae with the significant difference being – you are facing the learner rather than having your back turned. When compared to standard lecture capture – facing the learner enhances your presence as an instructor, which is linked to higher learner performance.

The glassboard allows you to creating media in real-time and not rely on post-production video editing. This means you have the ability to create media nearly on-demand as knowledge gaps are identified. Are the students seemed to have a tough time with a concept during lecture? Spend a few minutes with the glassboard and you can create a new synopsis video or add information that helps clarify sticky points. These videos can then be put into the LMS and will be available for both current and future students’ reference.

Small Group Learning at the Medical Partnership


Links to self-paced modules:

SGL Facilitation Methods

SGL Written Reports

SGL Oral Reports

SGL Case Presentations

SGL Providing Feedback

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