Office of the Dean

O’Dowd Hall, Room 428
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3634

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Support for Faculty

Faculty Quick Reference Guide
Organization and Structure
OUWB LeadershipGet to know the OUWB Leadership
OUWB Organizational Chart
Academic Departments and ChairsListing of all OUWB Departments and Chairs

OUWB Guidelines & Policies
Faculty & StaffKey policies of which all faculty and staff should be aware:

Faculty Affairs & Professional Development
Faculty Governance

Learn about faculty governance at OUWB

Faculty AppointmentsInformation on OUWB faculty appointments
Promotion & Tenure
Meaningful Participation Guidelines for ReappointmentReappointment guidelines and requirements for Meaningful Participation
Online Training Resources
Key Faculty Policies

A compilation of OUWB and University policies which all faculty should be aware. Links to a few specific policies are provided below.

Faculty Responsibilities


  • Primacy of the Education Program
  • Learning Environment
  • Utilization of Beaumont Email Address

Faculty Development
Faculty Development (Center for Excellence in Medical Education (CEME))
Calendar of Faculty Development Opportunities
Faculty Development Resources
Well-Being Opportunities and Resources
Continuing Medical Education
Unconscious Bias Training Schedule
Promotion Readiness Sessions

Faculty Leadership and Mentoring Programs
Faculty Fellowship in Medical Education (FME) Program
Teaching and Curriculum - Medical Education Certificate (MEC) Program
Residents As Teachers Programs
Clinical Teaching-Clinical Teaching Program and Clinical Education Leadership Program
Women in Medicine (GWIMS)OUWB Women in Medicine


Diversity and Inclusion
Anti-Discrimation Policies

Oakland University Policy

Beaumont Health Policy ghts-privacy/non-discrimination

Beaumont Health Code of Conduct ges/code-of-conduct-1-10-18.pdf

Major Holidays/Holy Days CalendarHolidays/Holy Days calendar
Diversity & Inclusion support resources for facultyOUWB Diversity Council

Oakland University Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Employee Resource Groups

Faculty Research
Faculty Research at Oakland University - Office of Research Administration

IRBNetUse this link for submitting Oakland University IRB applications (open link and click on IRBNet option)
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Training
Oakland University Research Guidelines
Beaumont Research Institute

Education and Teaching Resources
Oakland University Office of Research Administration

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
OUWB Curriculum
Technology and
Technology in Teaching

Education is being revolutionized due to expanding scope of technology in the classroom. OUWB and Beaumont Health Systems recognize the importance of this change and the importance of educating all stakeholders in the use of latest relevant teaching technology. The proliferation of social media and technology has changed the way educators teach, how students learn, and the way teachers and students communicate. 

A series of workshops and seminars offered by the CEME under this topic will be lead by experts from the OUWB IT team and is aimed at providing hands-on skills to all the clinical and basic sciences faculty in use of technology used in teaching.  View educational technology modules.

Simulation Based Teaching

Simulation in medical education is widely accepted as a means to learn, practice and advance skills in an environment as close as possible to the real world. Clear advantages of reducing risks at the patient-side and the opportunity to practice in a less stressful environment make simulation attractive to faculty and students alike. 
The Marcia and Eugene Applebaum Surgical Learning Center (SLC) is the perfect place to introduce new skills, practice and polish those skills and challenge those skills with advanced-level scenarios and equipment. Equipped with a variety of task trainers, simulators and mock OR environments, it is capable of low-, mid- and high-level fidelity simulation for educating your audience. 
The Applebaum Surgical Learning Center offers faculty development for those new to the simulation environment, inclusive of an introduction to the equipment as well as the writing learning cues, through debriefing each simulation experience to highlight the key learning elements. Further, the SLC can support faculty who wish to offer advanced simulations with multiple variables and interdisciplinary caregiver teams. 

For more information about programs and resources available at the Marcia and Eugene Applebaum Surgical Learning Center, please contact Diane Schuch-Miller, M.Ed. by phone at 248-898-0907 or via email at

Faculty Development

The Marcia and Eugene Applebaum Surgical Learning Center offers a variety of faculty preparation and faculty development courses online. These programs are free of charge and open to all interested in simulation in medical education, but most especially those interested in designing and delivering courses in the Surgical Learning Center.

Self-Study Faculty Development 

Using Simulation in Medical Education

This one-hour course provides an overview of the history of simulation in general, the history of simulation in medicine, and an explanation for why it is effective. Further, this course highlights the various documentation required for courses, workshops, conferences, simulations and case studies in the Surgical Learning Center.

Enroll in the Self-Study Faculty Development Course

Orientation to SimMan Classic

This 30-minute course provides a thorough introduction to the features and functions of SimMan Classic. At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to find SimMan’s pulse, describe procedures and surgical procedures you can perform on SimMan, use the instructor interface, use the patient vitals monitor and explain the simulation environment to your learner audience. 

One-on-One Faculty Development

In addition to the self-study courses listed above, one-on-one faculty development is available. 
For assistance with writing learning objectives, scenario development, learner evaluation, program evaluation and curriculum development, please contact Diane Schuch-Miller, MEd., at 248-898-0907 or
To become familiar with one of the virtual reality or human physiological simulators, please contact Diane Schuch-Miller, MEd., at 248-898-0907 or Ron Streetman at 248-898-2514 or We currently have the following simulators: 

  • SimMan Classic
  • SimMan 3G
  • SimMom
  • SimJunior
  • SimBaby
  • Mimic Robotic simulator
  • GI-Bronch Mentor simulator
  • SimSurgery Laparoscopic simulator
  • VIST endovascular simulator

For assistance with getting started on the Program Packet, which is required to secure a course reservation in the SLC, please contact Lisa Baker at 258-898-5566 or


Commitment to Excellence in Lifelong Learning Through the CEME, OUWB and Beaumont Health System are excited to offer this one-on-one consultation service to both the basic science and clinical faculty members.

Multiple experts, identified as consultants having broad range of skills, will be available to consult one-on-one with faculty on a range of teaching-related concerns and questions. Rather than taking a prescriptive "one-size-fits-all" approach, this service seeks to understand a faculty’s particular goals and teaching contexts before considering possible courses of action.The faculty member always initiates consultations and all consulting activities have been and will continue to be entirely confidential for formative and developmental purposes only. They are not part of any formal evaluation process. Consultation topics may relate to teaching, scholarship or leadership.

Examples include:
  1. Desire to strengthen an ongoing course
  2. Course design: identifying learning objectives, constructing syllabi
  3. Experimenting with a new technique or strategy
  4. Integrating technology: identifying tools and resources
  5. Classroom management skills
  6. Tips to make effective presentations
  7. Assessment methods


Davila Francisco
Dr. Davila is a current assistant professor at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. He is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician, currently working with the Pearce hospitalist service at Beaumont Royal Oak. He graduated from medical school in the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador in Quito-Ecuador. He then completed his internal medicine residency at Beaumont Health System and was elected chief medical resident, a position that he held for one year before his current hospitalist position. Dr. Davila is very interested in medical education, and has been part of the academic hospitalist service, teaching residents throughout the year. He was also appointed Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP). He is a trained facilitator for the Stanford University Faculty Development Center, having presented several seminars to residents and faculty in the field of medical education including methods to improve learning environment, optimization of teaching sessions, communicating goals and objectives, material retention, methods of evaluation and feedback, and further self-directed learning.

Eileen Johnson, Ph.D., is currently an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership. She teaches research methods, program evaluation, learning theory and philosophical/ethical issues in educational leadership at the graduate level. Her current research interests include development of leadership aspiration and leadership capacity among women in upper levels of leadership, personal epistemology and its impact on leadership and mentoring in the professions. 

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