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Resources for Online Teaching: Faculty Focus

March 20, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Faculty Focus included resources for online teaching in its latest newsletter. Check out the newsletter to access a free program for taking your teaching online and articles including “Eight Steps for a Smoother Transition to Online Teaching,” “Advancing a New Mindset About Curriculum Design,” and “Five Ways to Promote Student Autonomy in Online Discussions.”

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Guide to Online Instruction from The Chronicle of Higher Education

March 18, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently released a free guide for how to keep teaching during the coronavirus pandemic. The guide offers advice and resources for moving classes online. Articles include “Going Online in a Hurry: What to Do and Where to Start,” “How to Be a Better Online Teacher,” and “4 Lessons for From Moving […]

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Sample Qualtrics Accessibility and Online Classroom Technology Survey for Students

March 12, 2020 | Meg Gregory

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The Center for Teaching and Learning has put together a template of a Qualtrics Accessibility and Online Classroom Technology Survey for Students that can be sent to students to find out their readiness to use various online classroom tools, as well other information that can be helpful in determining the appropriate teaching methods for your […]

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Teaching Continuity Website Launched

March 12, 2020 | Meg Gregory

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Website link: teachingcontinunity.wustl.edu The Teaching and Learning Continuity Team at WashU has launched a website with a robust set of resources for those transitioning to online teaching and learning. These resources are for faculty and students at WashU and will be useful as we transition to an online teaching format through April 30th. Please feel […]

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Language Teaching Fair Spring Coffee Hour: Extending Class Time with Canvas

March 4, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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Language instructors at WashU gathered on Wednesday for an informal roundtable discussion on teaching and using Canvas in the classroom. Iva Youkilis, Senior Lecturer and Placement Coordinator in Italian; Erik Nesse, PhD, Lecturer in French; and Taewoong Kim, PhD, Lecturer in Korean, led the discussion. The event started with instructors taking a poll about what they wish […]

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Graduate Student Spotlight with Meagan Pilar from Public Health

March 2, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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The Graduate Student Postdoc Spotlight features interviews with graduate students and postdocs doing innovative teaching work at WashU. Look out for future installments of this monthly column on our website. “My first goal in teaching is trying to make the material relevant. Sometimes students take classes because they fit into their schedule or fulfill a […]

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Teaching Through Disruptions: A Quick Guide from The Center for Teaching and Learning

March 2, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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Anything from conference travel, to extreme weather, to family emergencies can disrupt scheduled courses, and instructors should prepare for these events. A campus might shut down (flu epidemic), or some students might be unable to attend class (flooded roads), or the instructor might not be able to make it to campus (sprained ankle). In any […]

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How Technology is Changing Higher Ed: NYT Report

February 25, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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Technology is slowly but surely changing the higher education landscape, according to a recent piece in The New York Times. The article focuses on institutions across the country that are implementing innovative technologies to improve learning. Institutions were historically “very risk-averse” to changing their approaches, said Gordon Jones, founding dean of the Boise State University College […]

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Part to Whole: Inverting the top-down approach to design thinking: Teaching Tips

February 21, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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By Jonathan Hanahan, Assistant Professor of Design at Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis Design is increasingly a bridge to all forms of culture. For a long time, design was an add on to more accepted professions; designers help hide the messiness and project a clear and controlled […]

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How to Better Support First-Generation College Students

February 21, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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About 56 percent of undergraduates nationally are first-generation college students, according to the most up-to-date numbers from from the U.S. Dept. of Education. Instructors should be aware of first-generation students and the challenges they face, which include but are not limited to lower levels of family financial support, a greater need for financial aid resources, and a […]

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