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Academic and Student Services

Office of Educational Improvement

The Office of Educational Improvement (OEI) is here to help you reach your teaching goals. Our goal is to improve educator performance through evaluation, feedback and faculty development. 

We strive to foster continual improvement through education technology orientation and integration, instructional design services, simulation education and development of interprofessional education opportunities. 

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Interprofessional Education (IPE)

The IPE team designs and develops interdisciplinary sessions between medical students and students in programs of: Nursing/Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacy, Radiology, Physical Therapy, and Dietetics.

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Faculty Development

The primary objective of our Faculty Development program is to improve teaching effectiveness through a comprehensive program of educator enrichment to assist MCW in the establishment of an institution-wide culture of learning.

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Instructional Design

Our Instructional Design (ID) program provides consultative and collaborative services to faculty working to create and/or improve courses. ID services include conducting needs assessments, designing and developing course materials, creating learning events and student engagement strategies, supporting incorporation of learning technologies, and systematic review of curriculum components.

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Educational Technology

The Educational Technology team supports many aspects of classroom, faculty, and student technology such as D2L, Brightspace, Top Hat Audience Response System, Anatomage Table, ExamSoft, and Biolucida.

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STAR Center

The Standardized Teaching Assessment Resource (STAR) Center provides a controlled environment where students, residents, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals can practice their clinical skills using standardized patients, medical simulators, and task trainers under the direction of MCW faculty and staff.

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Upcoming Events

  • October 29, 2018

    12:00 pm–1:00 pm

    Facilitating Distance Learning and Communication

    MCW Alumni Center

    The October 2018 Knowledge Now workshop and discussion regarding facilitating synchronous sessions across geographically distributed locations.

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Empowering health science educators to achieve teaching excellence.

Office of Educational Improvement

General Inquiries

8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Jose Franco, MD
Associate Dean for Educational Improvement
jfranco@mcw.edu
(414) 456-6850
Amy Bingenheimer, MLIS
Program Manager II
abingenheime@mcw.edu
(414) 955-8026

For appointments, please contact:

Kelly Reinke
Administrative Assistant Sr.
kreinke@mcw.edu
(414) 955-8880