Faculty Development Resources

Skin Color Representation for Health Sciences Education

Please use the content guide, approved by the SOM curriculum committee, to help screen your educational content for skin color representation in visual teaching images.

Content Guide

The link below is a collection of resources demonstrating various medical conditions on a spectrum of skin colors.


Curriculum and Course Design Resources

Quality Course Framework: This series of modules from the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at the University of Utah walks you through the full design process from setting objectives to evaluating outcomes.

The ABCD(s) of Smart Goals: This presentation outlines two helpful frameworks for developing learning objectives for sessions, courses, or programs.

Aligning and Assessing Course Objectives: This presentation helps you to evaluate the effectiveness of your objectives and their relevance to the overall goals of the MD program. 

Assessment Resources

11 "Rules" for Writing Effective, NBME style Multiple Choice Questions:This quick-tip sheet is a helpful guide when developing MCQs that authentically assess higher-level skills.

More on the 11 "Rules": A more detailed guide on developing effective MCQs.

Essay Question Advantages and Limitations: This guide provides an overview of the efficacy of essay questions along with an evaluation checklist. 

Faculty Development "Snippets"

The following materials are provided to assist in the presentation of a faculty development “snippet” (Bar-on and Konopasek, 2014). Faculty development snippets are designed to be presented at meetings that faculty already attend. They should focus on one objective and be no longer than 20 minutes. 

We offer customized levels of support for this process. You may:

  • Feel free to download the template for use in your own faculty meetings
  • Schedule a consultation to help you in developing the template (ideas for activities, help customizing your objective, etc.)
  • Schedule a time for an educational expert to co-present during your faculty meeting
  • Schedule a time for an educational expert to present the snippet for you

Faculty Development Snippet Template with instructions (adapted from Bar-on and Konopasek, UNLV School of Medicine, 2014)

Additional reading:

Bar-On ME, Konopasek L. Snippets: an innovative method for efficient, effective faculty development. J Grad Med Educ. 2014;6(2):207–210. doi:10.4300/JGME-D-13-00362.1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4054716/



For any further questions please contact:

Kerri Shaffer, MEd, MLIS
Director of Curriculum and Faculty Support