Mission & History


The Office of Faculty Development at UNMC is committed to the lifelong professional development and academic success of all faculty members. Our mission is to enhance faculty skills by focusing on four pillars of professional development; leadership, research, scholarship, and teaching.

We provide development opportunities through educational seminars, immersive programs, and dynamic workshops. It is our fundamental goal to provide faculty with the tools they need to navigate a successful career and ultimately recognize the critical importance of their roles as educators; in the clinical setting, classroom, and beyond. Whether you are just beginning your career or well-established, the Office of Faculty Development is here to support your next steps. 


The Office of Faculty Development officially began at UNMC in 1998, although its foundation was laid much earlier than that. From the beginning, it has been our goal to support the advancement of our diverse faculty members and provide resources to assure their academic success.

Since our inception, we've hosted countless events and workshops for UNMC faculty and graduated nearly 300 participants from our iLEAD leadership program. The training and interprofessional interactions offered by Faculty Development provide faculty the tools they need to have a meaningful and productive career.

Want to know the history behind the creation of Faculty Development?

Read the article written by some of our founding members.