Category: Announcements

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Faculty Honored for Teaching with 2017 Emerson Award

November 13, 2017 | Julia Johnson

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The Emerson “Excellence in Teaching” Awards have recognized outstanding educators in the St. Louis metropolitan area for 28 years. The awards, sponsored by Emerson Electric Co., honor over 100 educators annually from all levels of teaching – kindergarten teachers to college professors. Honorees are selected for this award by chief administrators of their school districts […]

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New resource for STEM students: Científico Latino

November 8, 2017 | Julia Johnson

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Científico Latino is a new website developed by graduate students at Yale that aims to improve diversity in STEM by providing resources to undergraduates and graduate students in STEM fields.  The website regularly updates lists of fellowships and scholarships, sample essays for graduate school applications and fellowships, and blog posts related to being a successful […]

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“Using Research to Change Our Perception of the Average Student”

November 6, 2017 | Meg Gregory

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Date: Wednesday, November 8th Time: 4:00 pm Location: McMillan Cafe (please note new location) Diane Bunce, PhD, gave a talk on “Using Research to Change Our Perception of the Average Student” as part of the Innovations in the Undergraduate Education Speaker Series, co-sponsored by CIRCLE, The Teaching Center, the University Libraries, and Arts & Sciences Computing. […]

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Blackboard Performance Issues

October 19, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

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We are receiving reports that some users are still experiencing intermittent performance issues on Blackboard, particularly in Grade Center. These issues are likely related to a recent Blackboard update. To attempt to resolve these issues, please clear your browser’s cache. We have included instructions here. If this step does not resolve the issue, please contact […]

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 #SciComm Thursdays – New Monthly Series on Communicating Science

October 13, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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Becker Library and the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences are pleased to announce #SciCommThursdays, a monthly series all about Communicating Your Science. The series will feature WashU faculty and staff, plus expert guests from the St. Louis community. Join us to hear valuable perspectives on crafting and disseminating stories about science for any audience, […]

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AAU Releases STEM Initiative Report

October 12, 2017 | Meg Gregory

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Beginning in the fall of 2011, the Association of American Universities (AAU) launched the AAU Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative, which is focused on improving undergraduate education in STEM fields. The initiative’s goal is to promote the use of evidence-based teaching practices in STEM education at research universities, and to provide faculty members the support they […]

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Open Position in Communications

September 28, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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The Communications Specialist leads the development and implementation of communication strategies for The Teaching Center; these communications target internal audiences–including faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and staff–as well as external audiences such as potential funders. The Communications Specialist dedicates expertise in marketing, writing, and web design to support the missions of the Center. PRIMARY DUTIES AND […]

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How Do We Address White Supremacy on Campus?

September 26, 2017 | Meg Gregory

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October 5, 2017 5:00-6:00 pm Suite 330 Danforth University Center The Center for Diversity & Inclusion and The Teaching Center invite Washington University students, faculty, and staff to participate in a community discussion about addressing white supremacy on campus. From violent confrontations in Charlottesville to the recent appearance of hate-group recruitment posters on this and […]

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New Graduate Student Program

September 20, 2017 | Julia Johnson

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The Teaching Center is excited to announce the development of a new program, the Exploring Practices in the Classroom (EPIC) Learning Community.  The EPIC Learning Community will begin meeting in Spring 2018 and is aimed at graduate students from all disciplines early in their studies at Washington University. If you are interested in participating, please […]

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UMSL Focus on Teaching & Technology Conference

September 1, 2017 | Meg Gregory

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The Focus on Teaching & Technology conference, which will be held at UMSL on September 28 and 29, is a regional conference that draws staff, faculty, IT professionals, instructional designers and university librarians for two days of interactive concurrent sessions, technology workshops, and vendor exhibits on effectively integrating technology in the classroom. The conference highlights […]

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