Nomination Letter Selection Criteria

TO: All College of Medicine Faculty
FROM: Erik Black, Chair of the Society of Teaching Scholars Nomination Committee
RE: Nomination and Selection of New Scholars for 2022-2023

Nominations are welcome for the selection of new members to the Society of Teaching Scholars.

  1. Nominees must be a member of the University of Florida College of Medicine faculty involved in the training of students (undergraduate, medical, graduate, or physician assistant), residents, and/or fellows. Training may include classroom-based instruction, clinical instruction (e.g., work rounds), laboratory-based instruction, educational administration, faculty development, and mentorship. The Society will ask nominees to submit an Educator Portfolio.
  2. Nominees should familiarize themselves with the following definition and examples of educational scholarship; it is essential to understand that educational scholarship is significantly weighted in the evaluation of candidates:
  3. Peers and/or other individuals (Department Chairs, Program Directors, faculty colleagues, residents, students, etc.) can submit Nominations to Renata Dolbier in the Office of Educational Affairs (see contact information below) by Friday, November 11, 2022. Self-nominations are also encouraged.
  4. Nominees will be asked to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), briefly describing their educational role and a current CV, by Friday, November 18, 2022. LOIs and CVs will be reviewed by a nominating committee comprised of STS members.
  5. The nominating committee will pre-screen submissions and provide feedback about candidacy. Those who receive committee approval will then be officially nominated and may proceed with submission of an Educator Portfolio packet for review. One nominating committee member will be assigned to each candidate; members are charged with assisting the applicant with the packet (edits, feedback, etc.). The Educator Portfolio must be in PDF form, and submitted to Renata Dolbier and cc: Erik Black, PhD by Friday, January 6, 2023.  Please verify receipt of your portfolio with Renata Dolbier.
  6. Members of the Society will review submitted Educator Portfolios and make final selections by Monday, February 20, 2023. New scholars must have a record of excellence in education scholarship and teaching.
    Announcement of new scholars will be made no later than Friday, February 24, 2023. New scholars will be recognized at the Celebration of Excellence in Medical Education Reception in March 2023 and at the Class of 2023 Graduation Ceremony.

We look forward to this year’s nominations. 


Dr. Erik Black 
Professor of Pediatrics and Education
Recruitment Chair, University of Florida Society of Teaching Scholars Nomination Committee

2022-23 New Member Nomination Timeline:

  • Nominations Due by Friday, November 11, 2022
  • Letters of Intent and updated CV Due by Friday, November 18, 2022
  • Educator Portfolio Due by Friday, January 6, 2023
  • Final Selection of New Members made by Monday, February 20, 2023
  • New Scholars Announcement made by Friday, February 24, 2023
  • New Scholars Recognition at Medical Education Reception, March 14, 2023
  • New Scholars Recognition at Graduation Ceremony

For More Infomation

Faculty that have questions can contact Dr. Erik Black  or Renata Dolbier