Month: May 2017

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Study Sheds Light on Learning in General Chemistry

May 16, 2017 | Beth Fisher

Pinned / Research on Teaching and Learning

A new study published in the Journal of Chemical Education (JCE) suggests that students who struggle in introductory STEM courses may do so because they have not acquired a working knowledge of abstract concepts that underlie examples presented in the course. As reported in the Washington University Record, these findings “are important because they may help to explain […]

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Alternative Blackboard Log-In

May 9, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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9: 20 am This issue has been resolved. You may now log on at  https://blackboard.wustl.edu. ************************************   8:50 am WashU IT has reported that we are currently experiencing an outage on the Blackboard landing page (Blackboard.wustl.edu, bb.wustl.edu). WashU IT is actively working to resolve the issue. Until this issue is resolved, please log on at https://wustl.blackboard.com. Teaching […]

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New AAAS Course on Course Design

May 3, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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Teaching Center staff have recently worked with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to create an online course, Designing an Undergraduate STEM Course. The course was developed by Gina Frey (Executive Director and Florence E. Moog Professor of STEM Education, Chemistry) and Beth Fisher (Director of Academic Services). This course helps participants learn […]

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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

Inclusive Teaching & Learning

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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