Month: September 2016

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Event for Women Undergraduate & Graduate Students: “Composing a Life”

September 29, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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The Washington University Women’s Society invites women undergraduate and graduate students to an annual gathering, “Composing a Life,”  which features a panel of five women who will tell stories of how each has combined career, personal life, and other interests after graduation. This event will take place on Tuesday, October 25th, from 5:45-8:00 pm in Holmes Lounge, Ridgley […]

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Upcoming Talk on Design-Based Implementation Research

September 22, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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William Penuel, PhD (Professor of Learning Sciences and Human Development, University of Colorado-Boulder) will discuss how design-based implementation research is bridging the gap between education research and practice.  The talk will be informative for educational researchers, graduate students, school administrators, education funders, and teachers. The event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 13 (4:00-5:30 pm) in […]

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UMSL Focus on Teaching & Technology Conference

September 21, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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The Focus on Teaching & Technology conference, which will be held at UMSL on November 3-4, is a regional conference that draws staff, faculty, IT professionals, instructional designers and university librarians for two days of interactive lectures on integrating technology in the classroom. This year, Washington University is a “Gold Level” sponsor of the conference. […]

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Faculty Workshop on Integrating Arts into a Medical Curriculum

September 21, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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This workshop will provide an opportunity for faculty to consider how the arts can inform their courses. The event will introduce the Kemper Art Museum’s “Art of Observation” program as a teaching tool and will include the chance to explore how art-work can develop empathy and refine thought processes. The event will take place Thursday October […]

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Tips for Encouraging Participation by all Students

September 14, 2016 | Beth Fisher

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A recent post by Maha Bali and Steve Greenlaw on the Chronicle of Higher Education’s ProfHacker blog provides “Tips for Inclusive Teaching,” with an emphasis on encouraging participation by all students. Please also see The Teaching Center’s Strategies for Fostering Inclusion in the Classroom and related resources.

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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 Teaching Professor Conference – June 2-4, 2017

September 12, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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The Teaching Professor Conference will be held in St. Louis June 2-4, 2017. This annual conference is for faculty who are exploring innovative classroom techniques, recent pedagogical research, the latest technology tools, emerging challenges of a global classroom, and proven best practices in teaching.

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Tools to Facilitate In-Class Polling

September 8, 2016 | Bryn Lutes

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Tools to facilitate in-class polling In-class polling by any means (clickers, online polling programs, Google forms, or even colored pieces of paper) is a straight-forward way for instructors to gather real-time feedback, identify gaps in preparation or understanding, and then flexibly adjust instruction. Read more about why you might use polling in the classroom. Here […]

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Trans 101: Upcoming Training for Faculty, TAs, Postdocs, and Staff

September 7, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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OUTgrads, a group for Washington University LGBTQ+ graduate and professional students, is hosting a training session led by the Metro Trans Umbrella Group of St. Louis (MTUG). The presentation is designed to answer basic questions about Trans people and experiences, to clarify terminology, and to define best practices for Trans cultural competency. Time will be provided […]

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Sources of Blackboard Support

September 1, 2016 | Bryn Lutes

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Welcome back, faculty! Our Blackboard team is here to help you navigate the system as you start a new semester. The following sources of Blackboard help for faculty are available: Email us at teachcen@wustl.edu for any questions or to request a one-on-one meeting. Stop by! Visit the walk-in help desk in Eads Hall, Room 105. […]

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