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Interactive Strategies for Student Engagement in Large Courses

April 16, 2018 | Meg Gregory

Resources for Teaching

In a recent Faculty Focus article called “Interactive Strategies for Engaging Small and Large Classes Alike“, Dr. Toni Weiss writes about her experience engaging student learners in a large economics course at Tulane University. She explains how she creates opportunities for interaction between herself and her students regardless of class size. Weiss argues that “one […]

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Course Design Institute for Grad Students and Postdocs

April 9, 2018 | Lindsay Meador

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Washington University graduate students and postdocs are invited to participate in The Teaching Center’s Course Design Institute.  The Course Design Institute is designed to help graduate students and postdocs explore learner-centered course design principles in a multidisciplinary group setting with opportunities for feedback as part of a peer-review team. Participants will: Design or redesign a […]

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TEACHx Conference at Northwestern: Register Now

March 26, 2018 | Meg Gregory

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TEACHx is an annual one-day event designed to encourage innovative teaching and provide a space for instructors to share and reflect on their teaching. The conference brings together the ever-growing educational technology community of practice around topics such as blended learning, online learning, learning analytics, and active-learning spaces. The day’s featured speaker, Dr. Yevgeniya V. […]

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Are Small Classes Best? It’s Complicated

March 23, 2018 | Julia Johnson

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In the article, “Are Small Classes Best? It’s Complicated“, from the Chronicle of Higher Education, Beckie Supiano describes the conversation surrounding the relationship between effective teaching and course size.  Intuition tells us that small course sizes likely lead to more effective instruction, but studies have yet to arrive at a consensus to prove this. The […]

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Focus on Teaching & Technology a St. Louis regional conference September 27 & 28, 2018

Call for Proposals: Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference

March 14, 2018 | Lindsay Meador

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Join the 2018 Program. Conference proposals are due May 1, 2018. We are pleased to announce the CALL FOR PROPOSALS for the 2018 Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference, a midwest regional conference held on the University of Missouri – St. Louis campus. This year, we ask that you submit your proposal for any of these session types: […]

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The Case for Inclusive Teaching

March 8, 2018 | Meg Gregory

Inclusive Teaching & Learning /

In a recent article called “The Case for Inclusive Teaching” in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Kevin Gannon responds to the persistent, troubling racial disparity in graduation rates across private and public four-year colleges and universities. Recent data suggests that completion rates continue to lag for African American and Latinx students. In response, Gannon suggests […]

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Teaching with Wikipedia

February 23, 2018 | Beth Fisher

Digital Pedagogies /

Joan E. Strassmann (Charles Rebstock Professor of Biology) writes about her experience with integrating writing for Wikipedia into her Behavioral Ecology course on the Wikipedia Education blog. Strassmann argues that when students write for Wikipedia, they develop a keen sense of the elements of strong writing, and they work hard to produce well written and […]

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Dissecting the Classroom

February 16, 2018 | Julia Johnson

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In the article, “Dissecting the Classroom“, from the Chronicle of Higher Education, Dan Berrett describes the procedure for, and importance of, classroom observation protocols. During a classroom observation, an individual will document both what the instructor is doing and what the students are doing at periodic intervals throughout the class. Through these observations instructors are […]

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Executive Director Position at The Teaching Center

February 16, 2018 | Teaching Center Staff

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Washington University’s Teaching Center serves the faculty of all schools to improve teaching and learning by integrating pedagogy and scholarship with classroom design and learning technology.  The Teaching Center also provides formal training in effective teaching for graduate students and postdocs. This position is open to tenured Washington University faculty members and has a three-year renewable term.   For […]

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Disability Resources Survey

February 15, 2018 | Jerol Enoch

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Disability Resources, Washington University’s official resource for students with disabilities, is conducting a survey of faculty. Their aim is to improve and expand the many ways that their office can collaborate with faculty in supporting students with disabilities. With the numbers of students with disabilities growing with each incoming class, Disability Resources would like to ask faculty […]

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