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Faculty development: Building online interactive simulations and tutorials with SimTutor Feb. 11

Categories: Education

The SMHS has purchased a limited number of licenses for SimTutor, a tool for building online tutorials and simulations quickly. With SimTutor, you can easily take images, video, and audio and integrate them with text, questions, and interactive objects to share with your learners online. Join Richard Van Eck, Ph.D., associate dean for Teaching and […]

Learning Community Wellness Challenge participants log 1,841 miles in 19 days

Categories: News

The UND SMHS Learning Communities Higher Council was created last year with the intention of providing an additional avenue for students from different health professions to work together to build community within UND SMHS and give back to the surrounding community. Each learning community has two representatives (16 students), and each region (two LCs) has […]

Hands-on (virtual) workshop on rubric-building to be held on Jan. 27

Categories: Education

Join Dr. Adrienne Salentiny on Jan. 27, 2021, at 3 p.m. for an online workshop: “Build-a-rubric hands-on: Learn increasing student performance, grading consistency, and feedback efficiency.” Join via Zoom at: When you create complex assignments and projects, it can be challenging and time-consuming to grade consistently. Students can also struggle to understand exactly what you […]

Faculty development session: Teaching well in the time of COVID

Categories: Education

Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship invites you to join us on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, from noon to 1 p.m. (CST) for a live event on Zoom (and recorded for later viewing). Presenters Dr. Richard Van Eck, associate dean for Teaching & Learning, and Dr. Adrienne Salentiny, instructional designer at the SMHS, will present “Teaching well in […]

Evidence-based Teaching: “Controlling the Chaos in COVID and Beyond” on Oct. 15

Categories: Education

Join Dr. Adrienne Salentiny on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, from noon to 1 p.m. (CST) for a faculty development session entitled “Controlling the Chaos in COVID and Beyond,” to be streamed live on Zoom and recorded for later viewing. Join Zoom Meeting  A recent faculty development needs assessment survey revealed that productivity and organization are […]

AAMC announces Community Health Needs grant opportunity

Categories: Research

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is accepting applications for its Nurturing Experiences for Tomorrow’s Community Leaders (NEXT) award that addresses population health leadership principles and promotes collaboration among diverse stakeholders across the clinical, education and research missions. The award will provide five grants of $10,000 to institutions or residency programs to develop or […]

Service Learning Day poster session Jan. 23

Categories: Events

Service-Learning Day at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) is an annual event designed to allow students the opportunity to reflect on a volunteer experience they engaged in and how that experience positively influenced the community in question. UND SMHS students will share their experience with others by designing a poster presentation […]

‘Being a good teacher: It’s not as difficult as we make it!’ on Nov. 5

Categories: Education

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Dr. Walter Kemp, Associate Professor of Pathology, will present “Being a Good Teacher: It’s Not as Difficult As We Make It!” in Room W203 of the SMHS Northeast Campus. The presentation will also be streamed live and recorded for later viewing. Teaching can be challenging, […]