Princess Currence

Mark Grichanik, PhD

Adam Wilson, PhD

Maureen Richards, PhD

Dina Rubakha, MEd

Giselle Sandi, PhD

David Vines

Beverley Robin, PhD

Eitan Kimchi, MD

About Rush University Teaching Excellence Bootcamp

Professional Development Courses for Faculty

Doctors StandingAt Rush University, we are committed to providing an exceptional learning environment for our students, whether in the classroom or at the bedside. As an institution, Rush has heavily invested in facilities that reflect the most up-to-date research on adult learning theory, including award-winning active learning spaces.

Our Faculty Affairs office is equally committed to the student learning experience and the professional development of our faculty. Over the last 5 years, we have partnered with exceptional faculty educators from around the Chicago-land area to provide faculty with intensive training to elevate and enhance their teaching skills. With years of course development and validation, this bootcamp offers evidence-based and highly interactive sessions with large- and small-group break outs.

This three-day CE-eligible bootcamp focuses on key topics necessary for cutting edge interprofessional 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 contemporary best practices 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 fee:  $775 - Click here to register.
    Registration includes 6 meals, CE certificate, teaching reference book.


    Day 1
    Thursday, June 4
    Day 2
    Friday, June 5
    Day 3
    Saturday, June 6
    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."

    Rush Faculty Registration

    Rush Faculty:

    The registration fee will be covered by Rush University Faculty Affairs Office for Rush University Faculty.
    NOTE: Participants need the written approval of their immediate supervisor (department chair, division chief or program director).
    Click here to complete the permission form. (Application Deadline: May 8, 2020)

    Click here to register as a Rush Faculty Member.

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


    In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of (20.75) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses

    The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is (20.75) contact hours.

    Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this live activity for (20.75) Continuing Education credit(s).

    This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.

    External Registration

    Non-Rush Faculty

    Registration fee:  $775 - Click here to register.
    Registration includes 6 meals, CE certificate, teaching reference book.