Meaningful Participation Program



Every faculty member, with a clinician focus, who is a part of Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, is required to participate in the Meaningful Participation Program. The program assures the involvement of faculty members and the reporting tool allows faculty to document their contributions within the School of Medicine. There are two components to the program.

MPP Components

  • Component 1 – Faculty Professional Development – 3 credits required. Professional development activities enhance the faculty member’s professional knowledge or their skills and abilities; such as conferences or workshops specific to medical education in a designated field of study.
  • Component 2 – Service Credits – 9 credits required. Service activities include committee, community, professional, academic or educational service.
OUWB Professional Development & Service Activities Chart 
About

Meaningful Participation Program resources can be found on the Support for Faculty page. 

What is Meaningful Participation Program?
The Meaningful Participation Program (MPP) enables Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine to assure the involvement of faculty members and enables OUWB faculty to document their contributions towards the School of Medicine.
Who is required to participate in the MPP?
Every faculty member with a clinician focus that is part of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine is required to participate in the MPP.
What are the performance expectations for the MPP?
The Meaningful Participation Program consists of two components:
  • Faculty Development
  • Service

These components may be amended annually under the direction of the Committee on Appointments, Promotion and Tenure (CAPT) as outlined in the Bylaws.

Each faculty member with a standard appointment must:

  • Participate in the equivalent of three faculty development activities over the course of a three year period (appointment timeframe).
  • Obtain nine service credits over a three-year period.
  • To ensure the accurate crediting of activities and timely communication, each faculty member is asked to self-report his/her activities in the tracking tool provided by the School of Medicine on a quarterly basis.
  • Each faculty member must provide a Beaumont e-mail address to the Administrator of the MPP
How are faculty required to report activity?

To ensure the accurate crediting of activities and timely communication, each faculty member is required to self-report his/her activities in the tracking tool provided by email from the School of Medicine on a quarterly basis. The email contains a link to the tracking tool with an automatic login to the site.

Note: The tracking tool cannot be accessed from this website. 
The tracking tool is not intended to replace your CV. You are only required to enter the following in the reporting tool in order to meet your requirements and to maintain your faculty appointment:

The following criteria will be used to monitor activity. Suggestions for improvement should be submitted to the Faculty Affairs coordinator at medfacaffairs@oakland.edu on the MPP recommendation form provided on the resource page of this website or to the appropriate Departmental Committee on Appointments, Promotion and Tenure.

Reporting Requirements for Faculty Development - Three (3) Credits

Each faculty member with a clinician focus is expected to complete three faculty development activities over a three-year period.

Activities may include:

  • Center for Excellence in Medical Education (CEME) sponsored events or programs
  • Oakland University Center for Teaching and Learning seminars
  • Faculty development activities through a professional organization

Web-based activities may also be of value. Because of the diverse nature of these activities, in general, a 1-2 hour seminar or lecture will count as 1 activity.

Reporting Requirements for Service - Nine (9) Service Credits

Each faculty member with a clinician focus is required to obtain nine service credits over a three-year period.

Service credits may be obtained through:

  • Local committee participation
  • Local educational activities
  • Service to outside and educational organizations
  • Service in the community
  • Authorship and presentations
How are faculty re-appointed?

Faculty members who meet these requirements will be re-appointed for another three-year cycle. Faculty members who do not meet requirements shall forfeit their faculty appointment within OUWB. The school may consider a new application for re-appointment upon the recommendation from the appropriate department chair. At that time, the candidate, in partnership with his/her department chair, must identify the specific scope of responsibilities and the anticipated contributions to the academic mission of OUWB. Re-appointment recommendations for individuals who have lost their appointment are subject to the approval of the department chair, DCAPT, CAPT, Dean and the Oakland University Board of Trustees. Individuals who have been appointed two consecutive appointment timeframes and have failed to meet MPP will no longer be eligible for a faculty appointment within OUWB. Faculty members who lose their faculty appointment may forfeit their opportunity to participate in the Physician Payer Adjustment Program (PPAP).

Contact Information

Deirdre Pitts, Ph.D., SCP-IPMA
Interim Associate Dean for Academic, Faculty Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
pitts@oakland.edu


Janine DeWitte, M.Ed., PHR
Manager of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
jmdewitt@oakland.edu


Brian December
Faculty Affairs Coordinator
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
bjdecem2@oakland.edu


Stephanie Blast, CTE
Faculty Affairs Coordinator 
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
sblast@oakland.edu