The Faculty Development Collaborative, a partnership between the New Jersey GEC, Central Plains GEC, Gateway GEC and the Consortium of New York GECs, offers an annual 160-hour Faculty Development Program in geriatrics for faculty and/or clinicians who teach in health professions schools or clinical settings. The course is offered using Adobe Connect, which provides scholars with an opportunity for synchronous participation and interaction with the speakers. All sessions are archived for a synchronous viewing by course scholars, to accommodate busy schedules.
Scholars are also referred to evidence-based materials and resources in aging, as an additional option for self-directed learning. All scholars are required to complete a “capstone project” that focuses on curriculum development or quality improvement. Faculty mentors from the Collaborative provide individualized guidance to scholars in development of learning plans and projects. The program is offered at no cost. All participants must commit to completing the 160-hour program within one year. Scholars receive a certificate upon satisfactory completion of the program.