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Faculty Affairs and Professional Development

Supporting faculty throughout their career lifecycle

Faculty Affairs and Professional Development (FAPD) is committed to fostering a vibrant, healthy, diverse and inclusive community where everyone can thrive and advance the school’s mission and cultivate its core values.

Focused on vitality, ongoing professional development, and promotion and tenure, this office provides both the resources and guidance to see faculty members from recruitment and appointment through to full tenure.


FAPD offers programming and events to support the IU School of Medicine community along their career journey.

Programs and Events

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Led by Mary Dankoski, PhD, executive associate dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, this team nurtures a culture that promotes faculty vitality and diversity; provides development activities that ensure effective and successful recruitment, appointment, retention and promotion; and trains and educates visionary, innovative leaders who are capable of promoting the school’s mission and capitalizing upon emerging challenges.

Dankoski’s interests include the advancement of women and underrepresented minority faculty, the study of faculty vitality, identifying how policies shape faculty life, and organizational and faculty development in academic medicine. Under her leadership, Faculty Affairs and Professional Development focuses on five key priorities to advance IU School of Medicine: faculty affairs, professional development, diversity, wellness along with faculty vitality and engagement.

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Faculty Affairs

Programs, policies and practices foster faculty success through each phase of their career at IU School of Medicine.
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Professional Development

Training programs and resources enable faculty, learners and staff to enrich their careers and the communities they serve.
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Diversity programs and events engage and support faculty, staff and learners to become better health care professionals.
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IU School of Medicine is committed to the comprehensive wellness of the school community.
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Vitality and Engagement

Faculty input from surveys and town halls inform programmatic and policy decisions for the school.
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