Professor Diane Bunce, Nov. 8, 2017 Photo by Diana Bell, Washington University Libraries

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Diane Bunce on How Research Can Help Us Understand the “Average Student”

November 16, 2017 | Beth Fisher

Research on Teaching and Learning

On November 8, 2017, Diane Bunce, PhD, gave a talk on “Using Research to Change Our Perception of the Average Student” as part of the Innovations in the Undergraduate Education Speaker Series, co-sponsored by CIRCLE, The Teaching Center, the University Libraries, and Arts & Sciences Computing. Seventy-five faculty, staff, and students from Washington University and […]

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Faculty Honored for Teaching with 2017 Emerson Award

November 13, 2017 | Julia Johnson

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The Emerson “Excellence in Teaching” Awards have recognized outstanding educators in the St. Louis metropolitan area for 28 years. The awards, sponsored by Emerson Electric Co., honor over 100 educators annually from all levels of teaching – kindergarten teachers to college professors. Honorees are selected for this award by chief administrators of their school districts […]

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New resource for STEM students: Científico Latino

November 8, 2017 | Julia Johnson

Announcements

Científico Latino is a new website developed by graduate students at Yale that aims to improve diversity in STEM by providing resources to undergraduates and graduate students in STEM fields.  The website regularly updates lists of fellowships and scholarships, sample essays for graduate school applications and fellowships, and blog posts related to being a successful […]

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“Using Research to Change Our Perception of the Average Student”

November 6, 2017 | Meg Gregory

Announcements

Date: Wednesday, November 8th Time: 4:00 pm Location: McMillan Cafe (please note new location) Diane Bunce, PhD, gave a talk on “Using Research to Change Our Perception of the Average Student” as part of the Innovations in the Undergraduate Education Speaker Series, co-sponsored by CIRCLE, The Teaching Center, the University Libraries, and Arts & Sciences Computing. […]

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Small Changes in Teaching: The First 5 Minutes of Class

October 26, 2017 | Julia Johnson

Improving Teaching and Learning

In the article “Small Changes in Teaching: The First 5 Minutes of Class” from the Chronicle of Higher Education, James M. Lang provides four strategies for immediately engaging students in your course material. These four strategies—opening with a question, asking students what they learned during the previous class, revisiting prior knowledge and low-stakes writing assignments—can be […]

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Blackboard Performance Issues

October 19, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

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We are receiving reports that some users are still experiencing intermittent performance issues on Blackboard, particularly in Grade Center. These issues are likely related to a recent Blackboard update. To attempt to resolve these issues, please clear your browser’s cache. We have included instructions here. If this step does not resolve the issue, please contact […]

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 #SciComm Thursdays – New Monthly Series on Communicating Science

October 13, 2017 | Beth Fisher

Announcements

Becker Library and the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences are pleased to announce #SciCommThursdays, a monthly series all about Communicating Your Science. The series will feature WashU faculty and staff, plus expert guests from the St. Louis community. Join us to hear valuable perspectives on crafting and disseminating stories about science for any audience, […]

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AAU Releases STEM Initiative Report

October 12, 2017 | Meg Gregory

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Beginning in the fall of 2011, the Association of American Universities (AAU) launched the AAU Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative, which is focused on improving undergraduate education in STEM fields. The initiative’s goal is to promote the use of evidence-based teaching practices in STEM education at research universities, and to provide faculty members the support they […]

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Blog Post on 2017 STEM FIT Symposium Plenary: Applying Cognitive Science

October 9, 2017 | Beth Fisher

STEM Education

In a post on Saint Louis University’s Reinert Center blog, Christopher Grabau, PhD describes Mark McDaniel’s talk at the 2017 STEM FIT Symposium on the cognitive science principles that may be applied to improve learning: repetition and interleaving, retrieval practice, and explanatory questioning. McDaniel is a professor in Psychological and Brain Sciences and co-Director of the […]

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