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Interactive Strategies for Student Engagement in Large Courses

April 16, 2018 | Meg Gregory

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In a recent Faculty Focus article, “Interactive Strategies for Engaging Small and Large Classes Alike,” Dr. Toni Weiss writes about her experience engaging student learners in a large economics course at Tulane University. She explains how she creates opportunities for interaction between herself and her students regardless of class size. Weiss argues that “one of the […]

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Course Design Institute for Grad Students and Postdocs

April 9, 2018 | Lindsay Meador

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Washington University graduate students and postdocs are invited to participate in The Teaching Center’s Course Design Institute.  The Course Design Institute is designed to help graduate students and postdocs explore learner-centered course design principles in a multidisciplinary group setting with opportunities for feedback as part of a peer-review team. Participants will: Design or redesign a […]

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Physics and CDI Co-Sponsor Talk on Diversity and Inclusion

April 5, 2018 | Meg Gregory

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Friday, April 13th at 11:00am 100 Busch, Danforth Campus The Physics Department and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion will be hosting Dr. K. Renee Horton to discuss issues of Diversity and Inclusion in STEM. Specifically, this talk will focus on the understanding of intersectionality and fostering inclusive spaces where diversity is valued and supported. […]

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TEACHx Conference at Northwestern: Register Now

March 26, 2018 | Meg Gregory

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TEACHx is an annual one-day event designed to encourage innovative teaching and provide a space for instructors to share and reflect on their teaching. The conference brings together the ever-growing educational technology community of practice around topics such as blended learning, online learning, learning analytics, and active-learning spaces. The day’s featured speaker, Dr. Yevgeniya V. […]

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Are Small Classes Best? It’s Complicated

March 23, 2018 | Julia Johnson

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In the article, “Are Small Classes Best? It’s Complicated“, from the Chronicle of Higher Education, Beckie Supiano describes the conversation surrounding the relationship between effective teaching and course size.  Intuition tells us that small course sizes likely lead to more effective instruction, but studies have yet to arrive at a consensus to prove this. The […]

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Call for Proposals: Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference

March 14, 2018 | Lindsay Meador

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Join the 2018 Program. Conference proposals are due May 1, 2018. We are pleased to announce the CALL FOR PROPOSALS for the 2018 Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference, a midwest regional conference held on the University of Missouri – St. Louis campus. This year, we ask that you submit your proposal for any of these session types: […]

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The Case for Inclusive Teaching

March 8, 2018 | Meg Gregory

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In a recent article called “The Case for Inclusive Teaching” in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Kevin Gannon responds to the persistent, troubling racial disparity in graduation rates across private and public four-year colleges and universities. Recent data suggests that completion rates continue to lag for African American and Latinx students. In response, Gannon suggests […]

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Teaching with Wikipedia

February 23, 2018 | Beth Fisher

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Joan E. Strassmann (Charles Rebstock Professor of Biology) writes about her experience with integrating writing for Wikipedia into her Behavioral Ecology course on the Wikipedia Education blog. Strassmann argues that when students write for Wikipedia, they develop a keen sense of the elements of strong writing, and they work hard to produce well written and […]

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Dissecting the Classroom

February 16, 2018 | Julia Johnson

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In the article, “Dissecting the Classroom“, from the Chronicle of Higher Education, Dan Berrett describes the procedure for, and importance of, classroom observation protocols. During a classroom observation, an individual will document both what the instructor is doing and what the students are doing at periodic intervals throughout the class. Through these observations instructors are […]

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Disability Resources Survey

February 15, 2018 | Jerol Enoch

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Disability Resources, Washington University’s official resource for students with disabilities, is conducting a survey of faculty. Their aim is to improve and expand the many ways that their office can collaborate with faculty in supporting students with disabilities. With the numbers of students with disabilities growing with each incoming class, Disability Resources would like to ask faculty […]

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