Application Process

Process, Templates, and Rubrics

Applications for Teaching Academy Membership

The GUMC Teaching Academy for the Health Sciences membership is open to all faculty at GUMC and MedStar Health with academic appointments at GUMC. Trainees, including residents, fellows and post-doctoral researchers are welcome to apply at the Protégé level. 

Application Process

The application process for membership in the GUMC Teaching Academy includes the following steps:

1) Attend an information workshop. Email centile@georgetown.edu to sign up for workshops that provide both (1) an introduction to and (2) more targeted and complete information on the Academy membership application process.

2) Think about where your expertise lies. Gather ideas. Talk with colleagues. Look through your CV. Download the templates and view the rubrics used in evaluation.

3) Email the Teaching Academy to schedule a one-on-one meeting with a Teaching Academy representative. Following this meeting, the Teaching Academy representative will provide you a Letter of Documentation, which must be included in your application portfolio, placed immediately behind the cover page.

4) Collect your evidence. Application portfolios are adapted for each level, where required components are appropriate and targeted for each application level.

5) Submit portfolio application as a combined, single PDF file to centile@georgetown.edu

6) Prior to submitting, check the evaluation criteria. Rubrics for each membership level are available.

Templates for Portfolio and Letters of Support 

Protégé Member

1. Cover Page
2. Letter documenting one-on-one meeting with Teaching Academy representative (provided to you from the representative with whom you met).
3. Portfolio Criteria/Standards: Protégé   
4. Curriculum vitae (CV) – Any professional format is acceptable. (Full CV – not a Biosketch).

Associate Member

1. Cover Page
2. Letter Documenting one-on-one meeting with Teaching Academy Representative (provided to you from the representative with whom you met).
3. Portfolio Criteria/Standards: Associate Member
4. Curriculum vitae (CV) – Any professional format is acceptable. (Full CV – not a Biosketch).

Principal Member in One of the Education Domains

1.  Cover Page
2. Letter Documenting one-on-one meeting with Teaching Academy Representative (provided to you from the representative with whom you met).
3. Letter of Support: Template  
4. Curriculum vitae (CV) – Any professional format is acceptable. (Full CV – not a Biosketch).

5.Evidence of outstanding performance and achievement in at least three of the following domains:

(1)  Portfolio Criteria/Standards: Direct Teaching
(2)  Portfolio Criteria/Standards: Advising/Mentoring
(3)  Portfolio Criteria/Standards: Curriculum Development/Instructional Design 
(4)  Portfolio Criteria/Standards: Educational Leadership/Service
(5) Portfolio Criteria/Standards: Educational Scholarship 

Distinguished Educator (Three Education Domains)

1. Cover Page for Distinguished Educator
2. Letter documenting one-on-one meeting with Teaching Academy representative (provided to you from the representative with whom you met).
3. Letters of Support: Template  
4. Curriculum vitae (CV) – Any professional format is acceptable. (Full CV – not a Biosketch).
5. Evidence of outstanding performance and achievement in at least three of the following domains:

(1)  Portfolio Criteria/Standards: Direct Teaching
(2)  Portfolio Criteria/Standards: Advising/Mentoring
(3)  Portfolio Criteria/Standards: Curriculum Development/Instructional Design 
(4)  Portfolio Criteria/Standards: Educational Leadership/Service 
(5) Portfolio Criteria/Standards: Educational Scholarship 

What Does an Application Portfolio Look Like?

The elements are dependent upon which level you are applying. Below are some examples:

Rubrics: How Portfolios are Evaluated

It is very important that your application portfolio is well-organized, contains minimum required elements with supporting evidence, and represents who you are as an educator.  Peer reviews are made based on the documentation alone. Application portfolios for Associate and Protege Members will be peer reviewed by one Selection Committee member; Application portfolios for Principal Members will be peer reviewed by two persons. Their recommendations are made to the Selection Committee, who makes the final decision regarding level of membership.

Two internal and two external reviews will make recommendations regarding application portfolios for the highest level: Distinguished Educator.

Rubrics (Last updated Summer 2018)