Month: November 2016

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Blackboard Outage during Winter Break

November 30, 2016 | Teaching Center Staff

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Blackboard will be unavailable from 6:00 pm Monday, December 26, 2016 until 8:00 am Tuesday, January 3, 2017. During this outage, the University will move Blackboard to SaaS hosting. If the migration process is completed earlier, an email will be sent to all faculty to inform them that Blackboard is available. The transition to SaaS […]

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Efficient & Engaging: Video Feedback

November 23, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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As finals draw near, you may be lining up your carrots and sticks for your big grading weekend. Video feedback can be a more time-efficient approach than written feedback, as well as a livelier medium that engages students in their learning. This Scholarly Teacher post, “No More Grading in Your Pajamas: Using Video to Provide Feedback on Assignments” […]

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Faculty Honored for Undergraduate Teaching with 2016 Emerson Award

November 18, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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The Emerson Awards for teaching excellence have been honoring outstanding teachers in the St. Louis region for 27 years. This year among the regional honorees, five WashU faculty, nominated by their schools and by The Teaching Center, received this award in recognition of their leadership in undergraduate teaching. Congratulations to the 2016 honorees:       […]

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Open Position in The Teaching Center

November 15, 2016 | Teaching Center Staff

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The Teaching Center is hiring an Assistant Director of Academic Services. The Assistant Director will work collaboratively with colleagues from across the disciplines to develop and implement effective teaching practices and to provide interactive programs on evidence-based teaching. The primary focus of the position is in two areas: 1) providing expert pedagogical support to faculty […]

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Capturing Students’ Perspectives on Learning

November 15, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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This brief Chronicle of Higher Education article, “20 Things Students Say Help Them Learn,” provides students’ perspectives on what best supports their learning. While this conversation that captures students’s views on learning is of course useful at the start of the term, it can also be a helpful activity midway through your course to refocus and reenergize students in their learning […]

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Gephardt Institute Faculty Grants

November 10, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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  This election year has inspired many students to get involved in politics, and the Gephardt Institute continues to support this engagement. The Institute is extending its deadline for Faculty Election-Year Programming Grants, which are designed to foster public conversation and civic learning.

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POGIL Takes Center Stage at Presidential Debate

November 4, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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Thanks to a keen-eyed student who works in CIRCLE, Vitoria Gaboardi (2019), we have proof that POGIL is central to democratic STEM education! Reprinted from the fall edition of the POGIL newsletter: Where in the World is the POGIL Water Bottle?   The POGIL water bottle made an appearance at the second presidential debate at Washington University in […]

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