Category: Resources for Teaching

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Alternative Feedback for Student Writing

February 12, 2018 | Meg Gregory

Resources for Teaching

In a post called “Why I stopped Writing on My Students’ Papers” in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Michael Millner, Associate Professor of English and American Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, discusses his decision to provide students’ feedback on their writing in a new way: through conferencing. In the post, Millner notes his shift […]

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Reinventing the Survey Course

February 7, 2018 | Meg Gregory

Resources for Teaching

In a recent advice post called “Reinventing the Survey Course” in the Chronicle of Higher Education, James M. Lang, PhD, discusses his reinvention of a literature survey course. He suggests some of the challenges associated with reinventing a survey course in any discipline: the investment in covering the breadth of the field in a few […]

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The Chronicle’s New Teaching Newsletter

September 1, 2017 | Beth Fisher

Resources for Teaching

The Chronicle of Higher Education has launched a new newsletter on teaching, with posts on teaching on the first day, promoting civil discourse, assessment of learning, and the value of failure in the classroom. The first issue appears here, along with a prompt to subscribe to the newsletter if you are interested. *If you do […]

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Teaching @ WashU: Guide for New Faculty

August 22, 2017 | Beth Fisher

Resources for Teaching

If you are new to teaching at Washington University, there is a lot to learn about–including academic calendars, e-grades, and resources for you and your students. Teaching @ WashU is a guide that we have created to help answer some of your questions. Please also feel free to contact us. We would be happy to […]

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Encourage Feedback via Student Evals

April 28, 2017 | Beth Fisher

Resources for Teaching

It’s not too late to encourage your students to complete the online course evaluations. Send them an email to let them know that their feedback will help you refine the course for future semesters, and thank them for their thoughtful responses. For additional ideas, please see our resources page, Encouraging Students to Provide Feedback via […]

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Insights from Neuroscience That Can Inform Classroom Practices

October 26, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Resources for Teaching

In this article, “Implications of Affective and Social Neuroscience for Education Theory,” Mary Helen Immordino-Yang reports on recent findings in neuroscience that suggest the need for whole-person pedagogies that account for the emotional and social dimensions of thinking and learning. This new perspective from science can help inform our course development as we design interactive lectures and homework assignments, as well discussion and […]

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Tips for Trying New Teaching Strategies

August 16, 2016 | Shawn Nordell

Resources for Teaching

Are you thinking of incorporating some new teaching ideas in your class this fall?  Maryellen Weimer, PhD, gives some helpful hints on how to do this in her post “Trying Something New? Seven Things that Boost Success Rates.” (hint: plan first, small steps, and go slow).  Looking for more ideas or feedback?  Come to a […]

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Research in Action Podcast from Oregon State University’s Ecampus

June 28, 2016 | Bryn Lutes

Resources for Teaching

Hosted by Katie Linder, director of research at Oregon State Ecampus, Research in Action (RIA) is a new podcast that shares insights and interviews on topics and issues related to research in higher education.

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Making The City The Classroom

May 24, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Events / Resources for Teaching

Professor Bob Hansman has spent the past 25 years living and working in low-income African-American neighborhoods in St. Louis. His City Faces project, which began as an art-based program and transformed into mentoring, tutoring, and other services, has long offered opportunities for Washington University students to serve and learn from the St. Louis community. In […]

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Integrating Active Learning with Clickers: Tips from a Faculty Workshop

May 20, 2016 | Shawn Nordell

Integrating Active Learning / Resources for Teaching

How do you work on a problem with 200 students at once? How can you find out what 200 students are thinking? You ask them to “click”! A group of faculty discussed integrating active learning with clickers in a workshop led by Shawn Nordell and Beth Fisher of The Teaching Center. “Clickers,” or Classroom Response […]

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