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


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 (For 2018 - Drs. Ales Obrez, Philip Patston and Seema Ashrafi) and the current ADEA Student Chapter President (2018-Karen Homsi).

Want to nominate a faculty member?

download-icon.png  Use our Nomination Form


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.  You can also review the results from a 2012 faculty survey about mentoring programs August 2013 Faculty Conference Mentoring Workshop

2016 Annual Faculty Self- Assessment and Review


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 Teacher Excellence Review Committee (TERC)

Teaching Recognition Program (TRP), Curriculum and Instruction Grants (CIG), Departmental Teaching Excellence Award (DTEA) - Deadline information for 2016-17 has not yet been released. For more information please visit TERC