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Faculty Education Initiatives

Houston, Texas

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Education Support Resources

Curriculum Library

Person looking at material available at the Curriculum library.The Curriculum Library is an educational resource for faculty and administrators. Available for check-out are books and reprints of manuscripts covering diverse topics of interest including adult learning, teaching skills, research in medical education, problem-based learning, curriculum design, course planning, assessment of learners, peer mentoring and review, and other related domains. Items may be checked out through the Education Resource Center in M208, DeBakey Building, Baylor College of Medicine.

Education Resource Center

The Education Resource Center provides the administration of the electronic course management system, Blackboard. This system allows faculty to provide course content online to students 24/7 without having to learn HTML or other special coding skills.

ERC staff is available to assist faculty with course structure and best practices using electronic course support. In addition, ERC staff can assist faculty in the use of electronic teaching tools, such as Powerpoint, digital imaging, and other electronic communication tools.

The ERC also maintains an online Faculty Toolkit that consists of an ever-growing collection of tools, templates, training, and software applications that faculty may access or download for their use. The toolkit includes: (please note: Access requires a BCM user name and password):

The ERC staff provide technology sessions as part of the Faculty Development Workshop series.

Other Education Web Sites

This list of web sites provides an overview of associations, educational resources and training programs for faculty members.

Creative Services

Creative Services is a self-supporting service department that provides biomedical communications services for Baylor College of Medicine and its affiliated institutions. It offers a complete range of graphic, photography, copy and publication services including poster printing.

For more information contact Publication and Creative Services at: 713-798-4726, fax: 713-798-3717, or the Creative Services web site.

User Support Services

For more information about User Support Services and the services they provide visit the IT Help Desk web site.

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