Academy for Collaborative Innovation & Transformation

The Academy for Collaborative Innovation & Transformation (ACIT) is a longitudinal, mid-career faculty development program for late Assistant and all Associate professors at BUSM, BUSPH and BUGSDM.

BU School of Medicine, School of Public Health and Goldman School of Dental Medicine faculty who have been Assistant Professors for 7+ years and all Associate Professors are eligible to apply.

Through experiential and project-based learning, ACIT participants engage in:

  • Inter-disciplinary collaboration on team projects
  • Self-reflection and evaluation
  • Broad peer and senior mentoring networks
  • Development of strategic leadership skills
  • Enhancement of transformational education, clinical and research skills


The ACIT will meet from February to November 2014. Participants commit to preparation for and active participation in:

  • 6 two-day modules
  • Monthly project team meetings

To enable to participants to fully engage, all clinical faculty are given 10% protected time during the program.

ACIT Curriculum Overview

2014 Academy for Collaborative Innovation & Transformation Syllabus



To learn more about the program, please contact Robina Bhasin, Director of Faculty Development and Diversity in the Department of Medicine or Emelia Benjamin, Vice-Chair of Faculty Development and Diversity in the Department of Medicine.

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