Compass Program for
Academic Advancement


The Compass Program is an interprofessional career development experience applicable to all faculty regardless of position, tenure track, or FTE status. Master a variety of skills outside the classroom and clinic: conducting educational research, writing grant applications, and publishing articles and reports. Compass provides a bridge between AAL's teaching and learning programs and those programs designed to foster academic leadership.


On September 17-19, 2014, the Compass Program will revert to its original structure, launched three years ago: a single three-day intensive learning experience that presents the best of the independent modules. You will experience a full day for each topic--educational research, grants applications, and academic writing--with presentations, discussions, and hands-on work applicable to your interests.


The Compass Program provides health professions educators the opportunity to interact with colleagues from all disciplines, including medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, allied health, public health, and veterinary medicine. The design of this program provides opportunities for participants to collaborate in working groups across disciplinary lines, and promotes the exchange of ideas and experiences to help improve interprofessional education and cooperation.


Group discounts are available for 3 or more faculty attending from the same institution, and AAL alumni receive a discount as well. For details, please CONTACT US.


Compass is presented in Atlanta, GA, only 30 minutes from the airport, and within walking distance of hotels, restaurants, public transportation, and attractions.


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"This program is very rich in content and is beneficial for both entry/junior level and mid-career faculty. The concepts I had a chance to discuss are relevant to pretty much everything that I do in a daily basis." Alexandre R. Vieira, D.D.S., Ph.D.,
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

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