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Leadership Roles

Common Leadership Responsibilities (across all roles)

  • Embrace and operationalize Vista principles
  • Ensure innovative curriculum development and delivery with appropriate, engaged methodology 
  • Promote practices that build an equitable and diverse learning environment
  • Recruit faculty and utilize resources to promote educator growth and development
  • Oversee fair, diverse, and appropriate learner assessment, feedback, and remediation
  • Resolve personal or faculty schedule conflicts to ensure continuity of curriculum delivery 
  • Provide structured observation and feedback of educators to promote educational excellence 
  • Identify and address bias to support an inclusive and representative curriculum
  • Embrace integration of longitudinal focus and biomedical topics
  • Demonstrate collaboration within and across blocks and programs
  • Respond to student feedback and institutional initiatives
  • Participate in at least two internal UMass Chan educator development sessions focused on general teaching and curricular focus topics (separate from block or program-specific development); unless otherwise noted, annual participation in DRIVE workshop


  • Commitment to three-year minimum shared leadership of the block, program, and/or longitudinal component 
  • Collaborative integration of biomedical, clinical, health systems and longitudinal focus topics 
  • Demonstrated capability, interest, and aspirations for educational leadership
  • Shared leadership of the related Vista build team (January 2022)

Modified AUG 12 2022 | AG