Month: June 2016

STEM FIT participants talking together

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Highlights from STEM FIT 2016

June 29, 2016 | Shawn Nordell

STEM Education

Faculty from 8 colleges and universities in 13 STEM disciplines all came together to learn about evidence-based teaching during STEM FIT 2016. This faculty institute on teaching focused on strategies for incorporating active learning into the STEM classroom to improve student learning and strategies for creating a more inclusive STEM classroom. Faculty discussed and tried […]

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Research in Action Podcast from Oregon State University’s Ecampus

June 28, 2016 | Bryn Lutes

Resources for Teaching

Hosted by Katie Linder, director of research at Oregon State Ecampus, Research in Action (RIA) is a new podcast that shares insights and interviews on topics and issues related to research in higher education.

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2.24.2011--Prof. Maggie Penn, Associate Professor of Political Science, teaches, "The Mathematics of Elections" (Photos by Joe Angeles)

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There’s No Time Like Summertime (To Refine Peer Review)!

June 24, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Teaching with Writing

This post is for anyone wishing to try peer review or for those who promise ourselves that we’ll take some time “next time” to perfect our peer-review processes. The effort to improve our implementation of peer review is well worth it. Research shows that student learning is not only improved through receiving thoughtful feedback but by learning […]

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Evidence Assertion Slide Example from Michael Alley's Craft of Scientific Presentations website

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In PowerPoint, It’s the Headline that Makes the Difference

June 16, 2016 | Shawn Nordell

Evidence-Based Strategies / Research on Teaching and Learning

PowerPoint and teaching – love it or hate it – is a prevalent combination in our classrooms. We all have seen the default slide format: a short, topical title with a bullet list of text and/or a figure underneath. But is this the best format for your students learning? That is the question that the […]

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Meta Teaching Center logo

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Introducing Shawn Nordell

June 14, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

STEM Education

The Teaching Center is excited to welcome Shawn Nordell, Senior Associate Director for Faculty Programs. Shawn joins us from a recent appointment at the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning at Brown University. Prior to Brown, Shawn spent 16 years as a faculty member in the Department of Biology at Saint Louis University, where she […]

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Jan Duchek

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Article on OPAL Published in Journal of College Science Teaching

June 8, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Announcements

The Teaching Center’s Observation Protocol for Active Learning (OPAL) is the focus of an article in the May 2016 issue of the Journal of College Science Teaching. OPAL was developed by The Teaching Center as a part of the AAU-supported programs aimed at improving undergraduate STEM education. However, the tool can be applied in courses in all disciplines to create a visual […]

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Recognition Reception 2016

2016 Recognition Reception Honored 70 Graduate Students and Postdocs

June 6, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Announcements / Events

The Teaching Center’s annual Recognition Reception, which took place on May 3, 2016 on the Danforth campus, honored 70 graduate students and postdocs who completed Teaching Center professional-development programs in 2015-2016. The annual event makes visible the hard work of program participants in developing a practice of reflective teaching. Denise Leonard, PhD, Assistant Director of Academic […]

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