Month: February 2018

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Teaching with Wikipedia

February 23, 2018 | Beth Fisher

Digital Pedagogies /

Joan E. Strassmann (Charles Rebstock Professor of Biology) writes about her experience with integrating writing for Wikipedia into her Behavioral Ecology course on the Wikipedia Education blog. Strassmann argues that when students write for Wikipedia, they develop a keen sense of the elements of strong writing, and they work hard to produce well written and […]

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Dissecting the Classroom

February 16, 2018 | Julia Johnson

Improving Teaching and Learning /

In the article, “Dissecting the Classroom“, from the Chronicle of Higher Education, Dan Berrett describes the procedure for, and importance of, classroom observation protocols. During a classroom observation, an individual will document both what the instructor is doing and what the students are doing at periodic intervals throughout the class. Through these observations instructors are […]

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Disability Resources Survey

February 15, 2018 | Jerol Enoch

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Disability Resources, Washington University’s official resource for students with disabilities, is conducting a survey of faculty. Their aim is to improve and expand the many ways that their office can collaborate with faculty in supporting students with disabilities. With the numbers of students with disabilities growing with each incoming class, Disability Resources would like to ask faculty […]

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Alternative Feedback for Student Writing

February 12, 2018 | Meg Gregory

Resources for Teaching

In a post called “Why I stopped Writing on My Students’ Papers” in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Michael Millner, Associate Professor of English and American Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, discusses his decision to provide students’ feedback on their writing in a new way: through conferencing. In the post, Millner notes his shift […]

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Does Redesigning Classrooms Make a Difference to Students?

February 10, 2018 | Julia Johnson

Improving Teaching and Learning /

In the article Does Redesigning Classrooms Make a Difference to Students? from the Chronicle of Higher Education, Shannon Najmabadi examines the impact that classroom design can have on student engagement and student learning. The research discussed in this article indicates that classroom spaces impact student engagement for a variety of reasons, from lowering the barrier for […]

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Day of Discovery & Dialogue 2018

February 7, 2018 | Meg Gregory

Announcements

Tuesday, February 13th (5:30 pm – 7:00 pm) Eric Newman Educational Center, Medical Campus Wednesday, February 14th (8:30 am – 5:00 pm) Clark-Fox Forum and Goldfarb Meeting Rooms, Hillman Hall, Danforth Campus As part of WUSTL’s ongoing commitment to furthering campus efforts around diversity and inclusion, the university will again host the annual Day of […]

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Reinventing the Survey Course

February 7, 2018 | Meg Gregory

Resources for Teaching

In a recent advice post called “Reinventing the Survey Course” in the Chronicle of Higher Education, James M. Lang, PhD, discusses his reinvention of a literature survey course. He suggests some of the challenges associated with reinventing a survey course in any discipline: the investment in covering the breadth of the field in a few […]

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Blackboard Access Restored

February 3, 2018 | Lindsay Meador

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Blackboard login access has been restored. We will post additional information as it becomes available. You may also go to https://blackboard.wustl.edu/ for updates.

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Open Access Resource for STEM Educators

February 1, 2018 | Julia Johnson

Research on Teaching and Learning

CBE-Life Science Education is an open access journal for STEM educators that is published by the American Society for Cell Biology. This journal provides educators with peer-reviewed articles about relevant and applicable content that can be used to make informed teaching decisions. Recent article topics include: Team Based Learning, Implementation of a Learning Assistant Program, […]

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