Education Consultations

The Center for Faculty Educators is committed to advancing equitable, evidence-based, anti-racist and anti-oppressive health professions education investigation and practices for UCSF’s current and future health professionals, and ultimately to best serve patients’ needs.

Our goals are to:

  • Direct individuals toward relevant conceptual framing, literature, and design for education scholarship.
  • Facilitate the quality of education research by building on previous research and methods.
  • Connect individuals with services and other resources to encourage education investigations and capacity-building in education skills.

To meet our goals, we share our expertise through consultation, mentoring, and support for faculty, trainees, and students in the areas below, both on an individual basis as well as in our popular group consultations.


1. Teaching, Curriculum, and Course Materials Review

Many faculty are new to teaching and curriculum development, in particular approaching their teaching with an anti-racist and anti-oppressive lens. UCSF is fortunate to have individuals who are experiences and can provide guidance.  

  • Anti-oppressive and Anti-Racist Course Materials Review 
  • Curriculum Development
  • Teaching Observation 
2. Education Research and Evaluation

UCSF is fortunate to have a group of faculty prepared as education researchers with doctorates in education. They bring many years of experience to help individuals interested in education scholarship in the health professions to design conceptually well-grounded and rigorously administered research. Faculty, trainees, and students may contact the CFE for free consultation, mentoring, and support.

  • Education Career Mentoring
  • Education Research Data and Data Collection
  • CHR Protocol
  • Research or Program Evaluation
3. Faculty Development Design

The Center for Faculty Educators works with committees, programs, and departments to design faculty development offerings tailored to the educational needs of their faculty. These can be as brief as 15 minutes or an hour. We also help chairs, program directors, and chiefs identify current faculty development offerings that may meet their needs, and design needs assessments and other methods to discover those needs.

Our approaches and resources include:


Group Consultations - Educational Scholarship Consultation (ESCape) and Equity and Justice in Education (EJE)

At weekly Education Scholarship Conference (ESCape) sessions:

  • Participants work on developing education scholarship through brainstorming an idea
  • Refining an abstract or grant proposal
  • Critiquing a manuscript prior to submission.
  • Regular participation builds breadth and experience in research by hearing what is shared about others’ projects and encourages the growth of a research community at UCSF.

Equity and Justice in Education (EJE):

  • Promote, support, and guide educational scholarship on equity, justice, diversity, and inclusion in health sciences education.
  • Question ongoing educational practices to investigate implicit and explicit inequities along the continuum of health sciences education. 
  • Translate outcomes from research into solutions for equity in education practice.
  • Create a tight-knit community of education equity scholars who learn from, provide ongoing feedback to, and work with one another to generate quality educational research.
  • Ultimately, produce research leaders committed to advancing scholarship and science in education equity and justice.
Individual Consultations - includes Anti-Oppression Curriculum (AOC) Initiative Curricular Consultations and Review Tool

UCSF faculty or learners seeking advice and/or assistance with education scholarship can consult individually with CFE faculty in these areas:

  • Education Career Mentoring
  • Anti-Oppression Curriculum (AOC) Initiative Curricular Review Tool and Consultations
  • Curriculum Development
  • Faculty Development Design
  • Education Research Data and Data Collection
  • CHR Protocol
  • Research or Program Evaluation
  • Teaching Observation

 Anti-Oppression Curriculum (AOC) Initiative Curricular Review Tool and Consultations

The Anti-Oppression Curriculum (AOC) Initiative Team is now offering monthly consultations for faculty who would like additional support and guidance in applying anti-oppressive practices in curricular content and approaches and approaches.

The goal of the AOC Initiative Curricular Consultations is to provide additional support and guidance for faculty after they have used the AOC Initiative Curricular Review Tool to begin evaluating course materials.