Educators’ Collaborative Lunch

The Department of Medical Sciences & Education is pleased to host monthly one-hour meetings for BUMC educators to share and exchange ideas for best practices in pedagogy for graduate biomedical education over lunch.

If you are interested in being a discussion moderator, suggesting a discussion topic, or hosting a workshop, please email Amanda Bolgioni-Smith at


All meetings are typically held on Tuesdays from 12:00-12:50 pm.

September 29, 2020
Intro to Using Evidence-Based Practices in Graduate Education Research:  Evaluation & Assessment
Every year, new challenges emerge when organizing re-current or developing new training programs – competency development, on-line or distance learning, resource limitations, etc.  Yet at the heart of our work remains the same fundamental questions – How do we know programs are effective? What skills do these programs address and what skills are missing or underutilized?  What are the biggest challenges facing learner engagement in and faculty support for these programs?Therefore, the objectives of this workshop are to 1) highlight the importance of using evidence-based practices in program design
2) provide a quick overview of the evaluation & assessment practices
3) provide participants an opportunity to practice designing questions and/or instruments they can use for programs on their campus in their context.
John Vasquez, PhD, MHSA
Director of Assessment & Professional Development
Van Andel Institute Graduate School
Grand Rapids, MI
October 21, 2020
Virtual McCahan Education Day
Keynote Presentation: Learning from Anywhere for Everyone: Designing for Diversity in Ability and Identity
Noon-2 p.m.
David H. Rose, Ed.D.
November 24, 2020
December 8, 2020
David Flynn, MS(LIS)
January 26, 2021
February 23, 2021 
March 30, 2021
April 27, 2021

Past Educators’ Collaborative Lunches

Slides, Handouts, and Resources