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Rush University is proud to announce the development of a new center focused on teaching excellence and educational innovation. We are located on the 9th floor of the Armour Academic Center, in what was previously METC space. You can contact us any time by emailing CTEI@rush.edu.


The Rush University Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation is dedicating to developing partnerships with Rush University faculty members to create impactful learning experiences for Rush University students. This is manifested through offering continuous and consistent faculty development, investing in and training on educational technologies, promoting excellence in all teaching modalities, and sustaining transformational instructional design partnerships.


Are you Rush University Faculty? If so, find out how our faculty is involved in what we do and how you might be able to get involved as well.


Important Systems Updates

Any updates and outages to systems affecting faculty members and students will be announced here.

Sign up for the next Online Teaching & Course Design class

May 6 - June 9, 2019
September 23 - October 27, 2019


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Interested in learning new teaching skills or technologies? See what we offer and how to participate.
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Interested in the learning technologies offered at Rush University for our faculty? Check this link regularly for updates or to request a technology.
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In this section, you will find a variety of helpful resources, such as Blackboard tutorials, information about teaching strategies, dealing with student issues, educational research, and much more! Visit often as this will be updated regularly.
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Within this link you will find the Rush University standards, helpful resources for teaching blended and online, and information about training offered for online and blended teaching.

CTEI Staff and Contact Information

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Angela Velez-Solic, Ph.D.
(312) 563-3740
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Lynette Washington, M.S.
Instructional Designer
(312) 942-3152
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Branka Manojlovic, B.S.
Instructional Designer
(312) 563-0587
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Margaret (Peg) Checchi, M.Ed.
Instructional Designer
(312) 563-0917
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Brandon Taylor, M.S., M.O.T.
Instructional Designer
(312) 942-8304
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Peggah Ghoreishi
Project Coordinator
(312) 942-1974
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Matt West, M.S., M.A.
Instructional Technologist
(312) 942-3328