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Gephardt Institute Funding Available for One-Day Institute

September 17, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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Gephardt Institute funding of $1500 per departmental team at Washington University in St. Louis is available to attend an institute from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in Chicago on November 15. Like the AAC&U, the Gephardt Institute is excited to promote opportunities for departments to “scaffold opportunities across the major for students […]

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How to Foster a Sense of Belonging in Large STEM Courses

September 17, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning / STEM Education

Teaching a large STEM course can be daunting, partly due to the number of students. It can be difficult for instructors to foster a sense of belonging among a big group, but one way to do so is by creating name tents, writes Cynthia Brame, Ph.D., associate director at Vanderbilt University’s Center for Teaching and senior […]

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New Harvard Study Shows Benefits of Active Learning Versus Lecture

September 5, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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A recent study from Harvard University researchers shows that even though students feel like they learn more through traditional lectures, they actually learn more in classrooms that employ active learning strategies. The study, which was published in a September 4 issue PNAS, exposes students in an introductory physics class at Harvard to lecture and active […]

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Call for Book Contributions: Graduate Student Instructor Opportunity

September 3, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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The Center for Teaching Innovation at Cornell University is accepting essay proposals from graduate students for an edited volume that will serve as a guide to teaching and learning in higher education for their peers who are new to teaching. This book, “Teaching Gradually: Practical Pedagogy for Graduate Students, by Graduate Students,” is under contract with Stylus […]

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How to Choose the Right Technology for Your Course

September 3, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning / Teaching Tips

“Choosing the right tech tools for your teaching means making strategic choices, weighing costs against payoffs, and staying laser-focused on your course goals — and that is what this guide aims to help you do,” writes Michelle D. Miller, Ph.D., professor of psychological sciences at Northern Arizona University and director and co-creator of its First Year […]

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Syllabus Help from The Teaching Center

August 26, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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Constructing a syllabus can be a complicated, time-consuming endeavor. For convenience, the Teaching Center has put together a sample syllabus template for use and adaptation. This template was revised in 2019 to include recommended language related to University policies and resources for students, as well as to utilize suggestions from the Inclusive Teaching Fellows. Get more information about […]

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French Professor Accentuates Interdisciplinary Interests in Education

August 26, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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“I hope my students take away a love of culture and a curiosity about other people’s perspectives that will inspire them to explore further, travel further, think circumspectly, and have the courage to put themselves in situations in which their informed perspectives can have an impact in whatever professional venue they choose,” said Tili Boon […]

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Faculty Programming Open House for Fall Semester

August 23, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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Join The Teaching Center for a Faculty Programming Open House on Wednesday, September 4, at 9 AM. Attendees can meet the newest member of our staff, Dr. Eric Fournier, and learn about our exciting programming schedule for Fall 2019. Learn more about the event on our website. We look forward to seeing you there!

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