Month: August 2017

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Religious Holidays: Information for Faculty

August 23, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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Provost Holden Thorp has sent the following guidance to faculty regarding accommodations for students celebrating religious holidays. Dear Members of the Danforth Faculty, Every year, students face scheduling conflicts beyond their control. For one reason or another, they may ask you for some type of accommodation. Students may approach you to accommodate disabilities, illnesses, family […]

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Teaching @ WashU: Guide for New Faculty

August 22, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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If you are new to teaching at Washington University, there is a lot to learn about–including academic calendars, e-grades, and resources for you and your students. Teaching @ WashU is a guide that we have created to help answer some of your questions. Please also feel free to contact us. We would be happy to […]

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Open Position at CIRCLE

August 17, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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The HHMI Inclusive Excellence project for Washington University in St. Louis is a collaboration between the Center for Integrative Research on Teaching, Learning, and Education (CIRCLE); The Teaching Center; Cornerstone; College of Arts & Sciences; and the Schools of Arts & Sciences and Engineering. This program, supported by a 5-year grant from the Howard Hughes […]

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VHS Tapes in the Classroom: Suggestions for Instructors

August 17, 2017 | Liz Peterson

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The University began phasing out VCR’s, which play VHS tapes, in University-managed classrooms in 2012.  As a result a limited and decreasing number of classrooms are equipped with VCRs.  To identify classrooms equipped with VCR’s please use The Teaching Center’s Classroom Directory. Instructors who would like to request a classroom with a VCR should work […]

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Classroom Help for Faculty

August 14, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

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Welcome back, faculty! The Teaching Center’s classroom-services staff is here to help make the start of the semester go smoothly for you. If you would like to schedule training on the classroom-multimedia system, or if you need classroom support (including Blackboard support) while you are teaching, please call us at (314) 935-6810 (M-Th, 8:00 am – 5:00 […]

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Register for Upcoming Blackboard Training Sessions

August 7, 2017 | Lindsay Meador

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Blackboard training sessions for faculty and staff will be held on the Danforth Campus on August 8, 14, and 25, led by The Teaching Center. This interactive workshop is intended to familiarize participants with basic Blackboard functions and course tools. For more information about these training sessions, click here.

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The Distracted Classroom

August 1, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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In a three-part series of columns on The Chronicle of Higher Education, James  M. Lang  (professor of English and director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College) reflects on the implications of research on modern sources of distraction–most particularly electronic devices. This week, he describes his own efforts to put such devices to […]

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