Month: February 2019

Call for Applications for Gordon Research Conference and Undergraduate Biology Education Research Gordon Research Seminar

February 15, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Announcements /

Applications are now being accepted for the Undergraduate Biology Education Research Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) and Gordon Research Conference (GRC). The GRS is a 2-day conference (June 22-23, 2019) specifically for early-career scientists that directly precedes the GRC (June 23-28, 2019), both held at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. GRS participants are strongly encouraged to also […]

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Day of Discovery, Dialogue & Action 2019

February 15, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Announcements /

As part of Washington University’s ongoing commitment to furthering campus efforts around diversity and inclusion, the university will again host the annual Day of Discovery, Dialogue & Action next week. The theme of this year’s event is “Dialogues Across Difference.” The event begins with a keynote address on Tuesday, February 19 from Irshad Manji. Discussions, engagement […]

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A Model for Project-Based, Interdisciplinary Learning

February 12, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Integrating Active Learning /

“To develop coursework that mirrors the world beyond campus, faculty members must climb out of their disciplinary silos and engage in open-ended exploration alongside their students,” writes reporter Beth McMurtrie in a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The story looks at JMU X-Labs, a four-year-old program at James Madison University that combines […]

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Establishing True Engagement in Class Discussion

February 7, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

Discussion is one of the most common ways for teachers to engage students in the classroom, but all too often, college students engage in “civil attention” rather than real attention, writes Jay R. Howard, Ph.D., dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Butler University in a recent Faculty Focus article. Civil attention is […]

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Six Ways to Engage Your Students in the Day of Discovery, Dialogue & Action 2019

February 6, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

1) Encourage your students to attend events designed for them: Dine & Dialogue with Engaged Citizens & Community Leaders Monday Feb. 18 6:00-8:30pm Discover & Dialogue The Color of Medicine Screening & Panel Wednesday Feb. 20 6:00-8:30pm https://voices.wustl.edu/student-engagement-events/ 2) Invite your students to participate in community-wide events: See the program for detailed information: https://voices.wustl.edu/discovery-dialogue-2019/ 3) […]

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