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Leading Lines — A Podcast on Educational Technology

June 18, 2018 | Julia Johnson

Digital Pedagogies /

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

Announcements / Resources for Teaching

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

Inclusive Teaching & Learning /

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

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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New Course on Religious Diversity, Democracy, and the University

April 27, 2018 | Beth Fisher

Teaching at WashU

Today’s Record features an article about the Spring 2018 course, “Religion, Politics, and the University,” which investigates the complexities of religious diversity and pluralism in the university context. The course was developed and taught by John Inazu, the Sally C. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law & Religion at Washington University’s School of Law, and Eboo […]

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Two Posts on #MeToo in the Classroom

April 26, 2018 | Beth Fisher

Resources for Teaching

In a recent post in Inside Higher Education, Neelofer Qadir, Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, interviews Dr. Flávia Santos de Araújo, on how the #MeToo movement has shaped her teaching of African American and African diaspora literature. Qadir points to another thoughtful post on how the #MeToo movement has shaped teaching […]

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Conference on Game-Based Teaching at Indiana University

April 23, 2018 | Beth Fisher

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The Teach, Play, Learn Conference, Indiana University-South Bend’s first annual academic conference on game-based teaching and learning, is accepting proposals for presentations on real-life usage, empirical studies, and theoretical discussions. The conference organizers are particularly interested in interactive workshops involving the best practices of teaching with games or playful elements in the classroom. Possible topics may […]

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