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Registration for Fall 2018 EPIC Cohort Open

August 6, 2018 | Julia Johnson

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The EPIC Learning Community is an interdisciplinary program for graduate students in their first years at Washington University who are getting ready for or participating in their initial teaching experiences. The program provides a structure in which graduate students can develop relationships with others who are interested in learning more about and participating in pedagogical […]

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Michael Wysession Named New Executive Director of The Teaching Center

July 25, 2018 | Meg Gregory

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On July 1, 2018, Dr. Michael Wysession became Executive Director of Washington University’s Teaching Center. Michael earned his Sc.B. from Brown University and his PhD from Northwestern University, both in geophysics. Since 1991 he has been a professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. As an established leader in seismology and geoscience education, […]

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Teaching@WashU: Guide for New Faculty

July 16, 2018 | 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 help you […]

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Solve a Teaching Problem — A Resource for Instructors

July 13, 2018 | Julia Johnson

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The Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University has created an online resource to help instructors identify problems, identify reasons for the problem, and explore potential strategies to address the problem. The Solve a Teaching Problem site provides descriptions of problems and strategies that are grounded in pedagogical research and can […]

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Online Annotation Tools

June 28, 2018 | Jerol Enoch

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In Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners, Ritchhart, Church, and Morrison (2011) state that learning has more to do with developing good habits of mind than with developing good test takers. They believe that a good learning environment is one where instructors work with students on their “thinking […]

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Open Position in Communications

June 28, 2018 | Beth Fisher

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The Teaching Center is hiring a Communications and Event Specialist. The person in this position will provide expertise in marketing, writing, communication design, event planning, and administrative support to promote the mission of The Teaching Center. To read a full description and to apply, please go to jobs.wustl.edu and search for position #40766. Primary Responsibilities […]

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Leading Lines — A Podcast on Educational Technology

June 18, 2018 | Julia Johnson

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Interested in learning more about teaching with technology and digital pedagogy during your commute? Check out the Leading Lines podcast from the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University. Each episode of the podcast focuses on an interview with an educator who is utilizing technology in their teaching in a unique and interesting way. This is […]

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MLA Grants for Course Development

June 16, 2018 | Beth Fisher

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The Modern Language Association (MLA) has announced that it will award five $3000.00 grants for the development of courses or other educational opportunities that increase student engagement in the humanities. The deadline for grant proposals is September 3, 2018. The MLA is specifically interested in proposals for “courses that are interdisciplinary, that include the digital […]

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Five Ways to Promote a More Inclusive Classroom

June 15, 2018 | Julia Johnson

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In a recent Faculty Focus article Five Ways to Promote a More Inclusive Classroom Kathleen F. Gabriel, Ed.D discusses strategies for creating a more inclusive classroom with the goal of increasing retention and success of all students. Gabriel details five strategies that can be utilized by faculty members in all fields and with varied teaching […]

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Responding to Negative Student Evaluations

May 30, 2018 | Meg Gregory

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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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