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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, and share space with METC. You can contact us any time by emailing CTEI@rush.edu.


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.
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Interested in learning new teaching skills or technologies? Check out our list of available trainings.
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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.

Quick Links

Rush University syllabus/schedule template

*To access the syllabus template in the Rush U Portal, right click the file and open a new tab to download the Syllabus template file.

Rush University syllabus template tip sheet

Rush University course codes and explanation

Helpful Videos

Workshop recordings and tutorial videos (takes you to the Portal)

CTEI Communication

CTEI blog (coming soon)

CTEI Newsletters (coming soon)

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CTEI Staff



Angela Velez-Solic, Ph.D.
AAC 919 H
(312) 563-3740

Instructional Designers

Peg Checchi, M.Ed.
AAC 919 L
(312) 563-0917
Branka Manojlovic
AAC 919 A
(312) 563-0587
Brandon Taylor, MS
919 B
(312) 563-8304
Lynette Washington, MATD
AAC 919 F
(312) 942-3152

Request Instructional Design Services