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Preparing for the First Day of Class on Zoom

August 13, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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“While there’s no one right way to start the first day of class on Zoom, as this depends on the course level, size, and discipline, I believe the overall purpose of the first day is to establish a positive connection,” writes Crystal O. Wong, EdD, a composition instructor and Faculty Fellow on Reflective Practices in the […]

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Adding Virtual Guests to the Classroom: Why it works, and how: Teaching Tips

January 6, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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By Robert Mark Morgan, Teaching Professor in Drama (Design) and Director of the Beyond Boundaries Program, Washington University in St. Louis As myself and my WashU colleagues are currently designing their syllabi for the spring semester and beyond, you may think of a colleague in some distant city who the students should really hear from […]

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Syllabus Tuning Service from The Teaching Center

August 14, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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At The Teaching Center, we want to help you get your syllabus ready for the new semester. Whether refining learning goals, updating language, revising topics, or incorporating new assignments, our educational development experts are here to help you embrace the semester. Drop in for a tune up or visit The Teaching Center website for more […]

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7th Annual Teaching Center Graduate Student and Postdoc Recognition Reception

May 3, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Announcements / Uncategorized

The Teaching Center hosted its 7th Annual Graduate Student and Postdoc Recognition Reception on May 2, 2019 in the Women’s Building Formal Lounge. The event honored more than 70 graduate students and postdocs from Washington University in St. Louis and Washington University School of Medicine who participated in the Teaching Center’s professional development programs in […]

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What to Watch For in Higher Ed on Election Day

November 6, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

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It’s election day, which means it’s a good time to sit down and review the issues affecting higher education. A guide in The Chronicle of Higher Education walks voters through races and trends to watch. The guide also lists a number of academics running for public office. Don’t forget to cast your vote today!

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Remembering Jim Davis

May 12, 2016 | Teaching Center Staff

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The Teaching Center joins the Washington University community in remembering the leadership, kindness, and humor of James Davis, professor emeritus of political science, who died on April 29, 2016. A beloved teacher and colleague, Jim was the director of The Teaching Center between 1996 and 2001. Under Jim’s leadership, The Teaching Center expanded its classroom […]

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