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2020 Gravier Street
Suite 602
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-568-4006
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Interested LSUHSC-NO faculty members may apply for membership in the Academy at any time.   Applications received by March 15, June 15, September 15, and December 15 will undergo peer review during the quarter immediately following each of these dates.  Upon notification of acceptance, new members will be immediately eligible for full participation and benefits.  New members are recognized during the Academy Fall Symposium.   

Applications reflect a portfolio format comprised of an Educator Portfolio (Use the Guide and Word templates available below), current CV, and letters of recommendations (see the Guide for requirements) . 

Please allow sufficient time to reflect on your activities and accomplishments and prepare an effective application.  You are also encouraged to take advantage of faculty development workshops, consultations, and resource materials described below and in the Call for Membership Applications.  Enlisting a trusted colleague or Academy member to review materials and provide feedback can be a tremendous help in preparing an effective application portfolio.  Applications for all membership categories undergo peer-review by members of the Academy (i.e. internal peer review).  Applications for Teaching Scholars undergo both internal and external peer review.  Click on the links in the table below to obtain the various documents related to applying for membership in the Academy.   

Guide for Academy Membership, Application Process, and the Educator Portfolio – (PDF)

This document is comprised of four sections:

    Section 1: General Information about AcademymembershipProcess

    Section 2: General Explanations of Quantity, Quality, and Engagement Criteria

    Section 3: Definitions, Descriptions, and Presenting Evidence with each Education Domain

    Section 4:  Assembling your Membership Application – All Categories


Additional instructions and suggestions are included directly in the templates for completing the portfolio. Applicants must use the templates provided for constructing the Academy portfolio. For your selected membership category, please click the (Word template) for each template that you need from the Required Documentation column in the table below:




Required Documentation


  • Resident, Fellow, Post-doc, Doctoral student in good standing
  • At least one Academy member as sponsor/mentor
  • Specific focus and/or goals for educator development



  • LSUHSC-NO faculty
  • Actively engaged in at least 1 educational domains




  • LSUHSC-NO faculty for at least 2 years
  • Engagement and evidence of excellence in at least 1 educational domain





  • LSUHSC-NO faculty for at least 2 years
  • Engagement, excellence, and scholarly approach in at least 2 educational domains
  • at least 1 scholarly publication/dissemination in education




  • LSUHSC-NO faculty for at least 2 years
  • Engagement, excellence, and scholarly approach in at least 3 educational domains
  • Record of scholarly publication/dissemination
  • Regional, national, and/or international recognition for scholarship in teaching and education


AAMC-GEA Summary Report of the 2006 Consensus Conference on Educational Scholarship  - PDF

This 47-page report contains explanations of various educational domains and how accepted criteria of educational scholarship can be applied.  The second half of the report (pages 19-34) contains multiple examples and suggestions for ways in which individuals can document their quantity, quality, and engagement with the educational community (i.e., Scholarly Approach and Educational Scholarship) and provide evidence of their achievements effectively for purposes of career advancement.  Results of the consensus conference are highly consistent with the LSUHSC-NO Academy and its peer review criteria and process. 

Educator Portfolio Workshops – Hands-on workshops and small group information discussions

Offered regularly throughout the year

New sessions to be posted soon, please check back

Upon request by school, department, or program

Please contact or call 504-568-2140

Individual and small group consultations for getting started, refining, and maintaining your Educator Portfolio

Upon request, please contact or call 504-568-2140

Contact a colleague who is already an Academy member