Category: Announcements

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Blackboard Outage during Winter Break

November 30, 2016 | Teaching Center Staff

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Blackboard will be unavailable from 6:00 pm Monday, December 26, 2016 until 8:00 am Tuesday, January 3, 2017. During this outage, the University will move Blackboard to SaaS hosting. The transition to SaaS hosting should lead to improved performance and reliability, 24/7 availability, and smaller and more manageable changes. If the process is completed earlier, an […]

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Gephardt Institute Faculty Grants

November 20, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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  This election year has inspired many students to get involved in politics, and the Gephardt Institute continues to support this engagement. The Institute is extending its deadline for Faculty Election-Year Programming Grants, which are designed to foster public conversation and civic learning.

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Faculty Honored for Undergraduate Teaching with 2016 Emerson Award

November 18, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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The Emerson Awards for teaching excellence have been honoring outstanding teachers in the St. Louis region for 27 years. This year among the regional honorees, five WashU faculty, nominated by their schools and by The Teaching Center, received this award in recognition of their leadership in undergraduate teaching. Congratulations to the 2016 honorees:       […]

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Open Position in The Teaching Center

October 28, 2016 | Teaching Center Staff

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The Teaching Center is hiring an Assistant Director of Academic Services. The Assistant Director will work collaboratively with colleagues from across the disciplines to develop and implement effective teaching practices and to provide interactive programs on evidence-based teaching. The primary focus of the position is in two areas: 1) providing expert pedagogical support to faculty […]

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November Events on Integrating Metacognition

October 12, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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The Innovations in Undergraduate Education Speaker Series continues with an upcoming talk by Julie Stanton, PhD, (Assistant Professor of Cellular Biology; Director, Research Experience for Undergraduates, Undergraduate Biology Education Research, University of Georgia). “Metacognition: How Undergraduates Self-Regulate to Learn Biology” November 14, 2016,  4:00-5:00 pm Rebstock Hall, Room 322 Students who practice metacognition can learn more and perform better […]

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Eboo Patel on Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America

October 3, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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On Monday, October 10th at 12:00 pm, Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, and member of President Obama’s inaugural Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships, will speak about cultivating a campus climate that welcomes religious pluralism. One of the primary missions of Interfaith Youth Core is engaging college and university campuses on […]

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Event for Women Undergraduate & Graduate Students: “Composing a Life”

September 29, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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The Washington University Women’s Society invites women undergraduate and graduate students to an annual gathering, “Composing a Life,”  which features a panel of five women who will tell stories of how each has combined career, personal life, and other interests after graduation. This event will take place on Tuesday, October 25th, from 5:45-8:00 pm in Holmes Lounge, Ridgley […]

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Upcoming Talk on Design-Based Implementation Research

September 22, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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William Penuel, PhD (Professor of Learning Sciences and Human Development, University of Colorado-Boulder) will discuss how design-based implementation research is bridging the gap between education research and practice.  The talk will be informative for educational researchers, graduate students, school administrators, education funders, and teachers. The event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 13 (4:00-5:30 pm) in […]

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UMSL Focus on Teaching & Technology Conference

September 21, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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The Focus on Teaching & Technology conference, which will be held at UMSL on November 3-4, is a regional conference that draws staff, faculty, IT professionals, instructional designers and university librarians for two days of interactive lectures on integrating technology in the classroom. This year, Washington University is a “Gold Level” sponsor of the conference. […]

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Faculty Workshop on Integrating Arts into a Medical Curriculum

September 21, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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This workshop will provide an opportunity for faculty to consider how the arts can inform their courses. The event will introduce the Kemper Art Museum’s “Art of Observation” program as a teaching tool and will include the chance to explore how art-work can develop empathy and refine thought processes. The event will take place Thursday October […]

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