Category: Announcements

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Register for Summer 2017 POGIL Workshop

March 24, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

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Looking for ways to enliven your teaching approaches? Who needs the beach? July is time for POGILing! With the view that “knowledge is personal,” POGIL takes a student-centered, team-based, active-learning approach in which key concepts and process skills (such as collaboration and critical thinking) are taught through interaction and discovery. POGIL has  changed their course structure […]

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Current Issue with Blackboard Tests

March 23, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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The Teaching Center is working with WashU-IT and Blackboard to determine the cause of problems that have been reported with online exams in Blackboard that occur over an extended time. These problems include students getting “kicked off” Blackboard and then needing to email the instructor to ask the instructor to log on to Blackboard to  permit […]

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Upcoming Talks on Reproducibility in Scholarly Communication

March 10, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

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On Wednesday, March 22, University of Virginia psychologist Brian Nosek will give a talk entitled “Improving Openness and Reproducibility in Scholarly Communication.”  In order to safeguard the integrity of and public trust in scientific research, Nosek is working through his nonprofit, the Center for Open Science (COS), to shift academic culture to open access, open data, […]

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Workshop on Community-Engaged Teaching

March 8, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

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Friday, March 24 DUC 276, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. The Gephardt Center is hosting a faculty workshop on Community-Engaged Teaching (CET) on Friday, March 24. CET is a powerful way to integrate real-world experiences into your courses, while connecting your work to the St. Louis community. In this workshop, faculty will learn the nuts and bolts […]

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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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Apply for IDEA FIT 2017

March 2, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

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Washington University faculty are invited to apply for the 2017 Inclusion and Diversity to Engage All Faculty Institute on Teaching (IDEA FIT). 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 will […]

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Blackboard Outage

February 28, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

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Update, 4:31 pm, 2/28/2017 Additional features are now functioning again, and testing of the system continues. For the most current status updates, please go to blackboard.wustl.edu. Update, 3:05 pm, 2/28/2017 The Blackboard Service is operating at this time, but all features are not yet restored. Original Post 11:55 am, 2/28/2017 Washington University is currently experiencing a Blackboard […]

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Gephardt Institute Event: Democracy & Donald Trump

February 22, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

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The Gephardt Institute invites the St. Louis community to participate in an interdisciplinary symposium: “American Democracy and the Rise of Donald Trump: An Interdisciplinary Perspective” Thursday, March 9 in Brown 100, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. with reception to follow To learn more and to RSVP, please see the Gephardt Institute website. The political rise of Donald […]

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Pioneer in Carbon Science Dies at 86

February 20, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

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Mildred S. Dresselhaus, Professor Emerita of Physics and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, pioneer in carbon science and champion of women in STEM, died February 20th in Cambridge, MA. Learn more about Dresselhaus’s life and work. Image credit: National Science & Technology Medals Foundation

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Potential Blackboard Log-In Issue

February 5, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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Announcement from WashU-IT, 2/4/2017 After the Blackboard Service was upgraded to SaaS version 3100.9 on 2/4/2017, some users experienced problems logging in. To solve this problem, clear your browser’s cache, close your browser, then try to log in again at blackboard.wustl.edu. Here are instructions for clearing your cache on Chrome, Firefox and Safari: www.techradar.com/how-to/computing/how-to-clear-cache-1298796.

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Call for Proposals on Teaching in STEM

January 27, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

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We are now accepting proposals and registrations for the inaugural STEM Faculty Institute on Teaching Symposium, which will take place on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm at Washington University. At this regional symposium, STEM faculty will discuss their recent innovations and best practices in integrating evidence-based teaching in STEM. Please click here to register […]

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