Rush University Teaching Excellence Bootcamp (SAVE THE DATE)

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Rush University Teaching Excellence Bootcamp

This three-day bootcamp focuses on key topics necessary for interprofessional health care education:

  • The evolution of learning theories
  • Creating effective objectives and assessments
  • Course organization and
  • Delivering constructive feedback to learners, among others.

The intended audience is faculty in Health Care Academic Institutions who are involved in various teaching modalities and settings. Participants will walk away with concrete tools and strategies that can be immediately applied in their daily educational endeavors.

Session topics include:

  • The Evolution of Learning Theories and Adult Learning Theory (Active Learning Model)—Exploring the Brain, Memory, and How People Learn
  • Course Organization
  • Writing Effective Learning Objectives
  • Learner Assessment (Formative and Summative)
  • Writing Exam Questions
  • Rubrics
  • Learner Management
  • Active Learning: Small group, case-based
  • Providing Constructive Feedback

Registration:  $775

Registration includes 6 meals, CE certificate, teaching reference book.



To learn more, contact:
Susan Chubinskaya, PhD, Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs
Phone: (312) 942-6306

Giselle Sandi, PhD, Director, Office of Rush Mentoring Programs
Phone: (312) 563-3146


Based off of 5 years of course development and validation, past participants have raved:

I learned several valuable activities to engage students. The small and large group discussions were engaging and relevant to teaching, the facilitator was effective at modeling strategies - she clearly loves the topic.”

“The role plays were very informative, powerful ways to learn concrete strategies…The discussion was so rich.”