Career Development Conference Reports

The School of Medicine is dedicated to sustaining and facilitating the career development of its faculty in scholarship, teaching, and professional service. Maintaining and developing each faculty member's professional engagement throughout his or her career is a high priority for the school.  In each department of the School of Medicine, the Chair or the Chair's designee shall conduct a periodic professional development review with each regular faculty member who holds a primary appointment in the department. This review shall be based on performance in the areas of teaching scholarship, and service and shall be conducted using the online faculty evaluation form, the Career Development Conference Report (CDCR), which is available annually to all departments.   

The complete policy can be accessed here.

 Evaluation Timelines

Rank Schedule
Associate and Senior Associate  At the discretion of the Chair or upon request of the faculty member
Instructor and Assistant Professor  End of the 1st and 4th academic years; 3 year intervals thereafter
Associate Professor  End of the 3rd academic year; 5 year intervals thereafter
Professor  5 year intervals after appointment or promotion to rank of Professor

Steps to Completing your CDCR

Part I
Part I is filled out by the faculty member. The faculty member and evaluator should agree in advance whether all fields must be completed or if a CV can be uploaded instead. The Proxy function on page 1 allows one to designate someone in the School of Medicine to complete part of the form on his/her behalf. Please note only the Scholarship portion may be done by proxy. The designated proxy will access the form using his/her Emory University logon, not that of the faculty member. PLEASE DO NOT SHARE PASSWORDS!
Part I will be closed when Part II is submitted by the evaluator. If you wish to reedit Part I after closure please submit this request using the Help link on the Main Page.

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Part II 
Part II is filled out by the evaluator (e.g. chair, division chief). The Save function captures the information but allows it to be edited. The Submit function closes the Part I and Part II document and allows no further changes. 

Part III
The faculty member should review Part II, fill in Faculty Comments (optional), and MUST click the "Faculty's Signature and Notify Your Chair" button to complete Part III. If two weeks have elapsed since the faculty member was notified that Part II is complete, the form will automatically close and move to part IV. 

Part IV
Part IV is a field for optional comments by the chair before final submission. Part IV can be viewed by faculty member, evaluator and chair. The report is submitted in its final form when the chair verifies and submits Part IV. After Part IV is closed, the report is archived and can be viewed in a read-only format suitable for printing.