Compass Program for
Academic Advancement


The American Dental Education Association/Academy for Academic Leadership Compass Program for Academic Advancement is an online course that provides early and mid-career faculty with an understanding of the culture of higher education. The Compass Program presents a variety of skills faculty need for career advancement in many institutions—conducting educational research, writing grant applications, publishing articles and reports, and career planning—with the convenience and affordability of distance learning. Compass provides a bridge between AAL's teaching and learning programs and those programs designed to foster academic leadership.