Professional Development

Faculty Professional Development Resources

Professional Development Funds

The College of Dentistry Office of Faculty Affairs has funds available to support faculty development opportunities. To learn more and request support for professional development activities, download the request form and instructions.

Download Request Form and Instructions

Jon Daniel Teaching Award

Jon Daniel Teaching Award

This award named in honor of Dr. Jon Daniel (1942 – 2009), is bestowed upon one faculty member each year for their exemplary contribution to the education of UIC College of Dentistry students. Selection for the award is based upon the recipient’s ability to:

  • Engage students’ interest, curiosity, and motivation to learn;
  • Challenge students to achieve breadth and depth in their understanding and excellence in their skills;
  • Support students in their learning by fostering clarity, meaningfulness, and confidence;
  • Respond to student needs in ways that keep learning at the center of the educational enterprise.

Career Development

Individual Development Plan

Use one of these development plan worksheets to help articulate career goals and develop appropriate courses of action towards achieving them.

Individual Development Plan Worksheet

Career Development Plan Template


The general approach to mentoring in the COD acknowledges that:

  1. All faculty should have access to mentoring,
  2. Many different effective mentoring methods exist, and
  3. Faculty may have unique mentoring needs.

Mentoring programs offered by COD.


Wendy Cerny
Director of the Office of Faculty Affairs
312-355-2662 (Ext. 5-2662)
Room 454

Jill Glascott
Program Coordinator, Office of Faculty Affairs
Program Coordinator, The UIC Center for Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration
(312)-413-1644 (Ext. 3-1644)
Room 417