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Tips for Successful Teaching Demos

February 21, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

Teaching demos are a common yet sometimes harrowing part of tenure-track interviews. Still, there are steps that candidates can take beforehand to make sure they are adequately prepared for the task, writes Kevin Gannon, professor of history at Grand View University and director of its Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, in a recent story […]

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Prison Education Project Leaders Discuss Inclusive Teaching and Research

February 20, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Faculty Spotlight / Teaching at WashU

“It will only make us better teachers to look at issues in different ways, and that can happen if we engage with students with different life experiences from our own,” said Jennifer Hudson, Ph.D., political science faculty member and former Prison Education Project Manager and Academic Advisor for the Prison Education Project at Washington University […]

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Panel Discussion: Identifying and Helping Students in Distress

February 18, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Announcements /

The Teaching Center and Habif Health and Wellness Center staff are co-hosting a panel discussion on how faculty can address student mental health. Jordan Worthington, MSW, Assistant Director, Mental Health Outreach and Programming at Habif Health and Wellness Center at Washington University in St. Louis, and Lindsey H. Herzog, MSW, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker at […]

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Designing Courses to Elicit Student Participation

February 18, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

Student participation is a challenging part of teaching, but framing courses based on certain pedagogical questions can help tackle this issue head-on. In a recent Faculty Focus article, Rebecca Zambrano, director of online faculty development at Edgewood College, details questions that teachers can ask themselves when designing content to boost students’ motivation and engagement in a […]

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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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Tips for Creating Inclusive Lab Environments

January 31, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning / Inclusive Teaching & Learning /

“Diversity without inclusion is an empty gesture,” writes David Asai, senior director for science education at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, in a recent Nature article. In the op-ed, Asai writes about his own experience as a faculty member learning how to create more inclusive lab environments. Earlier in his career, Asai reluctantly attended a required […]

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