These guidelines will help determine how funding and support are allocated to faculty events through NRC’s Faculty Development Program. Decisions will continue to be made on an individual basis. Funding and support available are limited.
In order to qualify for administrative or financial support from NRC, the event must fulfil the following criteria:
- The event must have explicit learning objectives prepared in advance that are consistent with the goals of McMaster’s Program for Faculty Development (ie, at the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to describe 3 time-efficient teaching techniques)
- The event must be accredited with faculty development credit through McMaster’s Program for Faculty Development
- The event must be held on location at the Niagara Regional Campus or at a location designated by NRC Faculty Development. This may include classroom space at hospitals. Off-site events are limited to very few each year due to cost and will be planned by NRC Faculty Development
The event may be a single one time event, or part of an ongoing series. If support for a series of events is requested, a maximum of 4 events may be supported in one calendar year.
The event must be catered by a caterer chosen by the NRC. The number of participants must be provided at least 3 days prior to the event. NRC reserves the right to cancel the event if a minimum number of registrants are not met.
Promotional materials, communication with participants, and registration are responsibilities of the organizing committee and will not necessarily be provided by Faculty Development.
Events that are entirely devoted to Continuing Medical Education will not be sponsored by NRC Faculty Development.