Center Faculty Member Policy
What is a Maya Angelou Center Faculty Member?
A Center Faculty Member is a member of the Wake Forest School of Medicine faculty, or a person from another institution who has an adjunct appointment at the Medical Center, who is committed to joining the Center to achieve our mission and vision (see below).
Center Faculty Members are an integral part of the success of the Center. Members serve in advisory and mentoring capacities on behalf of the Center at the medical center and in the community, as well as collaborators on projects initiated by the Center.
How do I become a Center Faculty Member?
Approval of Center Faculty memberships comes from the Dean of the Medical School, based on recommendations from the Director of the Maya Angelou Center. A CV and letter of support from your Department Chair must be sent to the Center Director for a recommendation to be made. See membership process here. Center Membership Candidate Form.
What is expected of Center Faculty Member?
Faculty members are expected to be regular attendees of Center-sponsored faculty meetings, journal clubs and lectures. Also, participation in collaborative research projects is a critical component of success of the Center. Faculty members will also be appointed to one of three program committees: Research, Community Outreach, and Faculty and Student Development. Other areas of involvement include:
Opportunities for Faculty Engagement
- mentoring undergraduate or graduate students
- mentoring junior faculty and center staff
- reviewing pilot grants and student summer research proposals
- participating as a speaker or volunteering in some other capacity at community outreach events
- providing input on Center policies and procedures
What else do I need to know?
As a representative of the Center, and in order to increase the exposure of the Center, it is desirable that you acknowledge your Center affiliation (along with your departmental appointment) in press releases involving your research, particularly research on health disparities.