Month: December 2016

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Blackboard Support for Faculty

December 14, 2016 | Teaching Center Staff

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The Teaching Center provides Blackboard support for faculty. If you need assistance with your Fall 2016 course during finals week, or if you would like assistance setting up your Spring 2017 course, please contact us, stop in Eads 105, or call (314) 935-6810. You will also find help-sheets and other helpful information in the Blackboard section […]

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Crafting a Compelling Syllabus

December 12, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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A well-crafted syllabus is a lot more than an outline of the course—it can be a chance to spark students’ interest in the course material and sense of ownership of their learning. In this article in New Directions for Teaching and Learning, “The Syllabus: A Place to Engage Students’ Egos,” Mark Canada provides tips for syllabus […]

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Julie Stanton talk on metacognition

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Julie Stanton Talk on Metacognition

December 7, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Evidence-Based Strategies /

The Innovations in Undergraduate Education Speaker Series continued with a recent talk on November 14, “Metacognition: How Undergraduates Self-Regulate to Learn Biology”—by Julie Stanton, PhD, (Assistant Professor of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia). Stanton began by defining metacognition as “awareness and control of thinking for the purpose of learning,” noting research suggesting that active-learning pedagogies […]

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Teaching Students How to Work in Diverse Groups

December 6, 2016 | Shawn Nordell

Integrating Active Learning /

Staci Thomas, Lecturer, Olin Business School, participated in a panel discussion on November 4, 2016 on “Effective Teaching: Tips from Award Winning Faculty” at the recent Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference held at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Staci is one of the Washington University honorees for the 2016 Emerson Award for Excellence in Teaching. […]

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