Month: April 2017

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Denise Leonard Named Associate Director

April 30, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

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Denise Leonard, PhD, has been named Associate Director for Graduate-Student and Postdoc programs at The Teaching Center. Denise joined The Teaching Center in 2013 as a postdoctoral research scholar (a dual appointment with the Department of Biology) and was appointed Assistant Director in 2014. As Associate Director, Denise will lead the development of our professional-development […]

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Encourage Feedback via Student Evals

April 28, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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It’s not too late to encourage your students to complete the online course evaluations. Send them an email to let them know that their feedback will help you refine the course for future semesters, and thank them for their thoughtful responses. For additional ideas, please see our resources page, Encouraging Students to Provide Feedback via […]

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The Distracted Classroom

April 27, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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In his Chronicle of Higher Education column, James Lang (professor of English and director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College) reports on research suggesting that digital devices can be distracting precisely because they appeal to a desire to engage in the pleasurable pursuit of “information foraging.” In addition, he reflects on implications of research […]

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Open Positions at The Teaching Center

April 17, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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Come grow with us at The Teaching Center! We are currently inviting applications for two Assistant Directors in Academic Services. The Assistant Directors work collaboratively with colleagues to develop and provide interactive programs on evidence-based teaching. The primary focus of these positions is on graduate-student and postdoc programs—including workshops, consultations, and symposia—as well as a […]

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Levi-Montalcini on the Walk of Fame

April 7, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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As reported in The Source, Nobel laureate and neurobiologist Rita Levi-Montalcini, who conducted research at Washington University in St. Louis from 1947-1977, was inducted posthumously into the St. Louis Walk of Fame on April 6, 2017. A professor emeritus of biology in Arts & Sciences, Levi-Montalcini died at the age of 103 in 2012. Founder of the […]

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