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

Improving Teaching and Learning /

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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Focus on Teaching & Technology a St. Louis regional conference September 27 & 28, 2018

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

Inclusive Teaching & Learning /

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

Digital Pedagogies /

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

Improving Teaching and Learning /

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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Alternative Feedback for Student Writing

February 12, 2018 | Meg Gregory

Resources for Teaching

In a post called “Why I stopped Writing on My Students’ Papers” in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Michael Millner, Associate Professor of English and American Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, discusses his decision to provide students’ feedback on their writing in a new way: through conferencing. In the post, Millner notes his shift […]

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Does Redesigning Classrooms Make a Difference to Students?

February 10, 2018 | Julia Johnson

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In the article Does Redesigning Classrooms Make a Difference to Students? from the Chronicle of Higher Education, Shannon Najmabadi examines the impact that classroom design can have on student engagement and student learning. The research discussed in this article indicates that classroom spaces impact student engagement for a variety of reasons, from lowering the barrier for […]

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Day of Discovery & Dialogue 2018

February 7, 2018 | Meg Gregory

Announcements

Tuesday, February 13th (5:30 pm – 7:00 pm) Eric Newman Educational Center, Medical Campus Wednesday, February 14th (8:30 am – 5:00 pm) Clark-Fox Forum and Goldfarb Meeting Rooms, Hillman Hall, Danforth Campus As part of WUSTL’s ongoing commitment to furthering campus efforts around diversity and inclusion, the university will again host the annual Day of […]

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