Tag: Innovative Approaches

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Biology Professor Highlights Active Learning in Science Education

December 12, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Faculty Spotlight / Teaching at WashU

“As an instructor, I try to teach how the topic has relevance from different approaches in biology,” said Erik Herzog, Professor of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis. Herzog teaches undergraduate biology courses at the university. His lab uses a variety of techniques to study the cellular and molecular basis of circadian rhythms, biological […]

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Moments that Define Teaching for Professors

December 6, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

It’s difficult to boil teaching down to a defining moment, but for many instructors, one experience or class has shaped how they instruct students. Professors at various higher ed institutions shared these experiences in a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education. For example, Cathy N. Davidson, distinguished professor and founder and director of […]

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Helpful Hints for Creating Finals or ‘Finales’

November 29, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

Finals are quickly approaching at many universities and instructors are figuring out the best ways to gauge students’ learning. For some teachers this could take the form of a standard pen-and-paper exam, but there are other ways to assess learning, writes Kevin Gannon, a professor of history at Grand View University and director of its […]

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Public Policy Fellow Brings Campaigning to the Classroom

November 13, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Faculty Spotlight / Teaching at WashU

“Students, whether on the policy or political side, have an ability to make an impact,” said Thomas Irwin, Senior Fellow in Public Policy at the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement at Washington University in St. Louis. Irwin, a veteran in Missouri politics, teaches a one-credit course in the fall, “Just Do It! Running […]

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Religion and Politics Professor Touts Technology in the Classroom

November 5, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Faculty Spotlight / Teaching at WashU

“We have an opportunity with technology to make the humanities come to life in the digital age. It can help words leap off the page,” said Lerone Martin, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Religion and Politics at the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of American […]

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New Techniques for Teaching Gen Z

November 1, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

A mix of face-to-face and virtual learning could be the best method for teaching today’s students, Vickie S. Cook, an associate professor and executive director of the Center for Online Learning, Research, and Service at the University of Illinois at Springfield, said in a recent story in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The article offers a few […]

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Med Campus Evidence-Based Teaching For Researchers Event

August 25, 2018 | Meg Gregory

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On Friday, September 21, DBBS is proud to present a day of evidence-based teaching demonstrations and workshops with Dr. Kimberly Tanner, Director of the Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory at San Francisco State University. The plenary lecture is open to all WashU community members and the afternoon workshop is designed for faculty. 9-10:am Plenary […]

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Kemper Art Museum STEM Faculty Workshop

August 25, 2018 | Meg Gregory

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The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum is hosting a faculty workshop for those who teach in STEM disciplines who are interested in incorporating the arts into their courses on Thursday, September 20 from noon-1:30pm. This workshop will explore points of intersection between art and STEM. Faculty will discover multiple approaches to integrating object-centered learning into […]

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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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Reinventing the Survey Course

February 7, 2018 | Meg Gregory

Resources for Teaching

In a recent advice post called “Reinventing the Survey Course” in the Chronicle of Higher Education, James M. Lang, PhD, discusses his reinvention of a literature survey course. He suggests some of the challenges associated with reinventing a survey course in any discipline: the investment in covering the breadth of the field in a few […]

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