Month: December 2018

Faculty Lunch and Learn: The Teaching Gallery at the Kemper Art Museum

December 19, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

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Washington University faculty are invited to a light lunch and information session about the Kemper Art Museum’s Teaching Gallery, an exhibition space dedicated to displaying works from the collection with direct connections to WashU courses, on Thursday, January 31 from 12-1 PM in the Kemper Art Museum Study Room (Kemper 104). Proposals for the fall 2019 […]

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How Assessment for Learning Can Improve Students’ Content Mastery

December 17, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Evidence-Based Strategies / Improving Teaching and Learning /

Assessment for Learning (AfL), or “formative assessment,” is a common theme in the U.S. educational landscape but it’s often overlooked in higher education. In a recent Faculty Focus article, Dr. Cathy Box, director for Teaching and Learning at Lubbock Christian University, explains AfL and how it can be used in the classroom to improve student learning […]

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Job Posting: Teaching Center Part-Time Summer Graduate Student Research Fellow

December 17, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

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The Teaching Center is seeking a graduate student to work with our team to transcribe, code, and analyze data collected as part of a program assessment during Summer 2019. This position requires familiarity with qualitative data analysis and related software, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills. Applications are especially encouraged from graduate […]

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Designing Pedagogical Approaches for Today’s Student

December 14, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning / Inclusive Teaching & Learning /

“As educators, we need to lead the way and design our pedagogical approaches for the students we have, not the students we wish we had,” writes Sara Goldrick-Rab, founder of the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice and professor of higher-education policy and sociology at Temple University, and Jesse Stommel, executive director of the […]

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How Teachers Can Recharge Over Winter Break

December 13, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

Many academics could be experiencing “outrage fatigue” at this time of year, writes Anthony Ocampo, associate professor at California State Polytechnic University and director of campus workshops at the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity, and Kerry Ann Rockquemore, founder of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. In a recent Inside Higher Ed op-ed, […]

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Biology Professor Highlights Active Learning in Science Education

December 12, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Faculty Spotlight / Teaching at WashU

“As an instructor, I try to teach how the topic has relevance from different approaches in biology,” said Erik Herzog, Professor of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis. Herzog teaches undergraduate biology courses at the university. His lab uses a variety of techniques to study the cellular and molecular basis of circadian rhythms, biological […]

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False Perceptions About the Humanities

December 12, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

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Many people have false perceptions about the humanities, writes Aaron Hanlon, assistant professor of English at Colby College. In a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Hanlon highlights the four main misperceptions that individuals have regarding scholarship and teaching in humanistic fields. The list of misinformed opinions includes: “The humanities are noncognitive,” or […]

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Moments that Define Teaching for Professors

December 6, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

It’s difficult to boil teaching down to a defining moment, but for many instructors, one experience or class has shaped how they instruct students. Professors at various higher ed institutions shared these experiences in a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education. For example, Cathy N. Davidson, distinguished professor and founder and director of […]

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Encouraging Student Learning in the Classroom

December 5, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

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Good teachers prioritize student learning but some students may not prioritize their own learning experience. A new article in Faculty Focus gives instructors tips for coauthoring classroom experiences with students. Author Dr. Carl S. Moore, Director of the Research Academy for Integrated Learning at the University of the District of Columbia and Certificate Faculty for […]

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