Academy of Scholars Call for Applications

Deadline for Submission

Please check back for call for applications.

The Academy of Scholar Educators functions as an active service community for educators. Academy membership recognizes CWRU School of Medicine faculty who have made a sustained and significant contribution to excellence and innovation in medical education. Building a community of such educators promotes personal and professional development, provides increased opportunities for mentoring, and advances educator recognition.


  • Current member of the faculty (full time or part-time) in the School of Medicine, including at least 5 years at CWRU School of Medicine
  • Demonstrate sustained and substantial contributions to education in the School of Medicine (including medical students, graduate students, residents, fellows, and/or faculty)
  • Demonstrate a commitment to a continued, substantial contribution to educational efforts in the School of Medicine

Membership Status

  1. Academy Member: Demonstrate excellence in at least three areas of education within teaching portfolio. "Member" level roughly correlates with the standards for associate professor (with the exception of external recognition)
  2. Academy Fellow: Demonstrate excellence in at least four areas of education within teaching portfolio. "Fellow" level roughly correlates with the standards for professor. Membership is for a 3-year term and is renewable with evidence of active education scholarship and statement of renewed commitment to ongoing engagement.

Academy Activities

All educational activities "count" toward active engagement in the teaching mission of the Academy. The Academy will promote member engagement in existing educational activities, including:

In addition, the Academy will promote the development of a community of educators through new educational activities and forums:

  • Visiting Scholars/Speakers Bureau – the pool of education experts within the school of medicine, available to help expand faculty development efforts through lectures/workshops across the city
  • Education Journal Club/Newsletter – periodic publication to increase awareness of current trends in medical education and local education activities
  • Interest Groups – groups of Academy members identify areas of shared interest, around which to build small communities of engaged educators.
  • Sponsored Projects/Task Forces - Whereas interest groups allow Academy members to pursue self-identified and shared passions, task forces are commissioned to investigate and/or address areas of greatest academic need as identified in collaboration with medical school leadership. Although topics may overlap with those of interest groups, task forces would have more defined objectives, timeline and presumably funding to accomplish their work.


The initial application for membership includes:

  1. CV
  2. Teaching Portfolio, including:
    1. Personal statement/philosophy of teaching
    2. Inventory of contributions to:
      1. direct teaching (any setting)
      2. mentoring/advising
      3. curriculum/course development (includes teaching and assessment materials)
      4. education administration and leadership
      5. education scholarship (presentations, workshops, publications)
  3. Letter of support from Department Chair/Division Chief
  4. Two additional letters of support (at least one from a learner; the 2nd letter may also be from the learner, or from a colleague familiar with the applicant's role as an educator)

Please check back for call for applications. The annual deadline for submission is the beginning of February.