Month: May 2018

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Responding to Negative Student Evaluations

May 30, 2018 | Meg Gregory

Resources for Teaching

In a recent Faculty Focus article, “What to Do About Those Negative Comments on Course Evaluations,” Maryellen Weimer, PhD, provides suggestions for how to productively respond to outlying negative feedback on end of term student evaluations. She explores her own tendency to overreach and obsess over the “one negative comment in a sea of positive […]

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Summer Online Programming from the CIRTL Network

May 17, 2018 | Julia Johnson

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This summer the CIRTL network (Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning) is running a robust assortment of online programming for members of CIRTL institutions. All online programming is open to any member of the Washington University community including graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff. The online programming for Summer 2018 term includes […]

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Inclusive Teaching in Large Courses

May 10, 2018 | Beth Fisher

Inclusive Teaching & Learning /

An excellent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education describes how two professors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill improved their large-enrollment courses by integrating more–and more equitable–opportunities for student participation, by carefully structuring and guiding such opportunities, and by providing students with insights on how to succeed in the courses. These […]

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6th Annual Teaching Center Graduate Student and Postdoc Recognition Reception

May 7, 2018 | Meg Gregory

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The Teaching Center’s 6th Annual Graduate Student and Postdoc Recognition Reception took place on Tuesday, May 1st 2018 in Rettner Gallery in the Laboratory Sciences Building on the Danforth Campus. During the celebration, 79 graduate students and postdocs from across both campuses and many departments were honored for their involvement with the Teaching Center’s professional […]

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