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-icon.png  Download Request Form and Instructions


UIC College of Dentistry Faculty Appreciation Jon Daniel Award

Jon Daniel 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.


Past Winners:

2011  John Crawford

2012  Priscilla Chang

2013  Blase Brown

2014  Alison Doubleday

2015  Ales Obrez

2016  Philip Patston

2017  Seema Ashrafi

2018  Robert Rada

2019 Courtney Lamb

2020 Nadia Kawar


Both students and faculty are eligible to nominate a faculty member for this award.

The recipient is selected by a committee composed of previous Jon Daniel Teaching Awardees (2020- Drs. Seema Ashrafi , Robert Rada and Courtney Lamb) and the current ADEA Student Chapter President (2020 - Selam Totonchi).

Want to nominate a faculty member?

download-icon.png  Use our Nomination Form 2020


More about the Jon Daniel Award


Career Development

Individual Development Plan

download-icon.png This development plan worksheet is designed to help articulate career goals and develop appropriate courses of action towards achieving them.



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.


download-icon.png  Mentoring programs offered by COD. 



Sabbatical and Leave of Absence

UIC Sabbatical Leave of Absence documents

download-icon.png Provost Memo    Guidelines    Application


Additional Resources

UIC HR Development Page

ADEA Professional Development Page



UIC Teaching Recognition Program (TRP)

The Teaching Recognition Program (TRP) is UIC's self-nominated, faculty-administered teaching award program.  Details and additional information can be found at: https://faculty.uic.edu/awards/trp/



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