Tag: Diversity and Inclusion

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New resource for STEM students: Científico Latino

November 8, 2017 | Julia Johnson

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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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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 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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Active Learning and Inclusive Teaching in Gen Chem

July 14, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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Megan Daschbach, PhD,  Senior Lecturer in Chemistry, discusses her commitment to improving student learning and helping diverse students persist in STEM in this issue of The Ampersand (Arts & Sciences). Daschbach describes her current work, with her co-instructors, integrating active learning and inclusive-teaching approaches in General Chemistry at Washington University. To learn more about inclusive teaching, and […]

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HHMI Grant to Support Student Success in STEM

June 8, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has just announced that Washington University is one of 24 institutions that will receive  a $1 million grant to support student success in STEM, as a part of the HHMI Inclusive Excellence Initiative. The Washington University initiative will be led by Regina F. Frey (the Florence E. Moog Professor of STEM Education, Chemistry; co-director […]

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Faculty members from across Washington University in St. Louis gathered for IDEA FIT, Inclusion and Diversity to Engage All from the Faculty Institute on Teaching, part of The Teaching Center, at Siegle Hall on the Danforth Campus in St. Louis Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Priscilla Song (right) of Anthropolgy talks during the session Designing Inclusive Materials and Assignments. Photo by Sid Hastings / WUSTL Photos

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Faculty Institute on Inclusive Teaching

May 1, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

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Inclusion and Diversity to Engage All Faculty Institute on Teaching (IDEA FIT) is a two-day institute that offers faculty from across the disciplines an opportunity to learn about and develop evidence-based strategies that can foster inclusion in teaching and learning. The 2017 institute took place on May 24-25. Supported by the Office of the Provost, IDEA […]

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The Many Meanings of Silence in the Classroom

March 6, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

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In our extroverted culture, it can helpful for us to remember that our students’ silence in the classroom means different things at different times. In “Silence in Teaching and Learning: Perspectives of a Nepalese Graduate Student,” Krishna Bista, Professor of Education, University of Louisiana, provides insight on “patterns of silence” in the classroom. Informed by […]

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Transparency in Assignments

January 11, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

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Transparency in teaching is currently a topic of conversation in higher ed, as this learner-centered approach increases student engagement, confidence, and success. This Chronicle article, “The Unwritten Rules of College,” provides history on the idea and practice of helping students learn how to learn by making the 1) task, 2) purpose, and 3) the criteria of assignments explicit. For more […]

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Supporting Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Students

September 14, 2016 | Shawn Nordell

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Creating an inclusive learning environment not only helps your students learn but also enhances our greater learning community. The following provide helpful guidance and insights into what it means to create an inclusive environment for transgender and gender-nonconforming students. In a recent Faculty Focus post, Sherry Zane, PhD, provides some terrific guidance on how to […]

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“The Landlord’s Game” Teaches a New Generation About Inequality

July 18, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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As part of the Modern Segregation program initiative in American Culture Studies, Michelle Repice (lecturer in American Culture Studies and Assistant Director in The Teaching Center) teaches a popular course, “Home, Bittersweet Home,” which provides a multi-disciplinary lens on the history of home ownership in America. The course uses a case-study approach that is designed […]

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