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About the Academy

The Academy of Educational Excellence is where all Mayo educators can find valuable resources and mentorship as they strive to further develop their capacity to:

In partnership with the Office of Applied Scholarship and Education Science (OASES), we are committed to providing high quality faculty development resources through the Resources for Educators searchable catalog.

From the director

It is my honor to introduce to you the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science Academy of Educational Excellence, an interprofessional, enterprise forum for Mayo Clinic educators.

If you are looking to join a diverse community of educators who are interested in sharing innovative teaching practices, challenging each other to improve the educational environment and learner experience, and advancing our educational research mission at Mayo Clinic, I encourage you to join us through three simple steps:

  1. Update your CV to include your teaching and education-related activities.
  2. Complete the short application form.
  3. Submit!

Alexander Niven, M.D.
Director, Academy of Educational Excellence

Alexander S. Niven, M.D.
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Director's welcome

Mission and vision

To inspire, develop, recognize, and support Mayo Clinic educators and better prepare learners to advance science, meet their patients’ needs, and serve as transformative leaders.


  1. Build capacity of educators to teach and assess learners, develop innovative models of biomedical education, excel in educational leadership role, and conduct research and disseminate educational scholarship
  2. Foster a collaborative community of educators
  3. Recognize the value and accomplishments of Mayo Clinic educators
  4. Offer and coordinate a rich mosaic of faculty development resources across schools to improve education and advance educational stewardship

Membership statistics

Learn more about our members with the Academy of Educational Excellence membership dashboard. The first time you attempt to access the dashboard, you will need to submit an access request through Tableau, which will grant you lifetime access to the dashboard (as long as you are logged in to the Mayo Clinic network). 

Note: Due to Harwick data integrations, our dashboard is only showing data collected prior to March 2023. 

Membership dashboard for the Academy of Educational Excellence

Access the membership dashboard

Connect with educators in your department, school, or campus; collaborate with colleagues who strive for excellence in education roles such as you; and learn with and from one another through the Academy.

Connect with us

Our team is here to support you every step of the way. Whether you want to become a Academy member or you are looking for ways to improve your teaching or scholarship, we are here to support you.

Do you want to join the academy or have questions about our resources? Contact