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How to Respond: Facilitating Productive Discussions about Current Events

October 2, 2017 | Meg Gregory

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This post is by guest author, Lorien Carter, Associate Professor of Practice, Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis. This Teaching Tip (originally posted for Brown School Faculty in November 2016) is being “re-issued” with a few updates today in an effort to provide you with very timely information for how to […]

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Open Position in Communications

September 28, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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The Communications Specialist leads the development and implementation of communication strategies for The Teaching Center; these communications target internal audiences–including faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and staff–as well as external audiences such as potential funders. The Communications Specialist dedicates expertise in marketing, writing, and web design to support the missions of the Center. PRIMARY DUTIES AND […]

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How Do We Address White Supremacy on Campus?

September 26, 2017 | Meg Gregory

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October 5, 2017 5:00-6:00 pm Suite 330 Danforth University Center The Center for Diversity & Inclusion and The Teaching Center invite Washington University students, faculty, and staff to participate in a community discussion about addressing white supremacy on campus. From violent confrontations in Charlottesville to the recent appearance of hate-group recruitment posters on this and […]

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New Graduate Student Program

September 20, 2017 | Julia Johnson

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The Teaching Center is excited to announce the development of a new program, the Exploring Practices in the Classroom (EPIC) Learning Community.  The EPIC Learning Community will begin meeting in Spring 2018 and is aimed at graduate students from all disciplines early in their studies at Washington University. If you are interested in participating, please […]

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UMSL Focus on Teaching & Technology Conference

September 1, 2017 | Meg Gregory

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The Focus on Teaching & Technology conference, which will be held at UMSL on September 28 and 29, is a regional conference that draws staff, faculty, IT professionals, instructional designers and university librarians for two days of interactive concurrent sessions, technology workshops, and vendor exhibits on effectively integrating technology in the classroom. The conference highlights […]

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The Chronicle’s New Teaching Newsletter

September 1, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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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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Religious Holidays: Information for Faculty

August 23, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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Provost Holden Thorp has sent the following guidance to faculty regarding accommodations for students celebrating religious holidays. Dear Members of the Danforth Faculty, Every year, students face scheduling conflicts beyond their control. For one reason or another, they may ask you for some type of accommodation. Students may approach you to accommodate disabilities, illnesses, family […]

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Open Position at CIRCLE

August 17, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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The HHMI Inclusive Excellence project for Washington University in St. Louis is a collaboration between the Center for Integrative Research on Teaching, Learning, and Education (CIRCLE); The Teaching Center; Cornerstone; College of Arts & Sciences; and the Schools of Arts & Sciences and Engineering. This program, supported by a 5-year grant from the Howard Hughes […]

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VHS Tapes in the Classroom: Suggestions for Instructors

August 17, 2017 | Liz Peterson

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The University began phasing out VCR’s, which play VHS tapes, in University-managed classrooms in 2012.  As a result a limited and decreasing number of classrooms are equipped with VCRs.  To identify classrooms equipped with VCR’s please use The Teaching Center’s Classroom Directory. Instructors who would like to request a classroom with a VCR should work […]

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