The OAACD provides resources to faculty to support successful reappointment, promotion, and tenure (RPT), including 1-on-1 mentoring meetings, review of CVs for promotion, and seminars about RPT. Faculty in the department of pediatrics may submit dossiers for promotion or tenure four times a year. Reappointments are submitted in the final year of the faculty member’s term. Faculty in the departments of surgery, anesthesia, and radiology submit dossiers for promotion or tenure through their respective departments at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
The Hidden Gem Awards are given on a quarterly basis to allow faculty to nominate their colleagues for continually making exceptional contributions to Cincinnati Children's or the local, regional, or national community through their clinical, research, educational, advocacy, or community work, and/or improving diversity, equity, inclusion, and health equity. Awardees are recognized on the OAACD intranet site, in its e-newsletters, on the OAACD’s Twitter feed, and on a poster that is displayed at the Annual Faculty Awards Ceremony. Winners also receive a small token to represent their receipt of the award.
Each May, the OAACD celebrates Faculty Development Month by hosting weekly events to celebrate and acknowledge faculty. Some of our past events have included chair massages, boxed lunches, grab-and-go coffee and donuts, an afternoon sweet treat, etc.