Instructional Design Team

The Instructional Design Team supports faculty in their pursuit of excellence in education to promote the success of all students. 

Our team features pedagogical experts and instructional designers who are dedicated to ensuring that our school implements best-practices in teaching and learning guided by educational research and continuous quality improvement. Members of the team have expertise in curriculum design, course development, experiential learning, and the effective use of educational technology.

We support faculty and instructors at the School of Nursing by providing:

  • Individual and group consultations to design and revise courses
  • Professional development opportunities in effective teaching and learning topics
  • Alignment between program learning outcomes, teaching methods, and assessments
  • Coordination to ensure online and hybrid courses meet QM standards of best practice
  • Experiential learning programs to ensure implementation of best-practices in simulation and clinical learning
  • Collaboration with IT team to select, implement, and support educational technologies aligned with curricular goals and the SON mission and vision
  • Resources for online and mobile learning

We currently support and coordinate a range of instructional design and assessment initiatives:

  • designing online and hybrid courses
  • implementing experiential learning strategies in the classroom
  • mobile-learning initiative
  • ExamSoft computer based testing
  • implementation of AEFIS as an assessment management platform
  • ePortfolios
  • multi-media development
  • Blackboard design
Instructional Design Team Training Events/Office Hours

Explore our calendar to select and register for an upcoming faculty training event or office hours session with a member of our team. 

 Schedule a Training Event/Office Hours Session

Our Team

Tara Serwetnyk, MS, RN-BC

Areas of expertise include iPads, online learning, active learning in the classroom, faculty development, nurse planner for contact hour activities
Kaitlyn Burke

Areas of expertise include iPads, active learning in the classroom, lab and clinical settings, APNN alignment & lesson plans, instructional technologies (Kahoot!, Yellowdig, Padlet)
Joe Gomulak-Cavicchio, MSEd

Areas of expertise include Examsoft, Quality Matters, online learning, accessibility, student support
Nadine Brooks Taylor

Areas of expertise include visual and multimedia design, online learning, communications, iBooks, Blackboard design, MyPath design, staff development