Catalysts for Change 2016

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Catalysts For Change Turns Six Years (And Going Strong)

April 29, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

STEM Education

“Catalysts for Change” just passed its sixth year of providing exciting STEM programming for St. Louis-area girls. On two Saturdays each April, this outreach program gives 9th grade girls from around the region a chance to immerse themselves in exploring science. Catalysts’ three-tiered mentoring structure offers undergraduate women a chance to learn from the female […]

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Part-Time Opportunity for Graduate Students in Fall 2016

April 22, 2016 | Bryn Lutes

Announcements

Secure your part-time income for the Fall semester before you leave! The Teaching Center is seeking to hire 3 or 4 graduate students to provide Blackboard support for faculty starting August 2016. Each student will work 6-10 hours per week to provide “walk-in” assistance for faculty who visit the Blackboard Help-Desk. Each graduate student will […]

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Facilitating Group Work: Tips from a Junior-Faculty Workshop

April 19, 2016 | Shawn Nordell

Integrating Active Learning

A group of junior faculty delved into a productive discussion of the benefits and challenges of “Incorporating and Facilitating Group Work” at a faculty workshop led by Gina Frey on April 1, 2016. Gina began the discussion by asking the participants their rationale for including group work in their courses. Several faculty noted that many […]

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Feb 13, 2014 - Students in class in Ridgely Hall. James Byard/WUSTL Photos

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Applying Critiques Beyond Art Courses

April 13, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Resources for Teaching

In this last month of the semester, we look for ways to help our students consolidate and articulate their learning. In this Tomorrow’s Professor post, Joanna Inman discusses how the art critique can serve in non-art courses not only as a model for assessing student-learning but as an active-learning method in itself. Inman writes with non-art courses and projects in […]

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There’s Still Time to Cultivate Metacognition in Your Course

April 9, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Resources for Teaching

At this point in the semester, we know if our students have been learning our courses’ concepts and skills. But have we helped them grow as reflective learners who are able to identify how they are learning in order to improve their study processes and final products? As we enter these last weeks of the semester, we still have time […]

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STEM Faculty Institute on Teaching: Applications Still Being Accepted

April 8, 2016 | Teaching Center Staff

Announcements / Evidence-Based Strategies

The 2016 STEM Faculty Institute on Teaching will take place June 14-16 on the Danforth Campus. The institute is open to full-time faculty in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The application deadline is Friday, March 28, 2016. Applicants will be informed of the status of their application by Friday, April 1, 2016. We hope to achieve […]

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Application Deadline Extended for Faculty Institute on Inclusive Teaching

April 7, 2016 | Teaching Center Staff

Announcements / Evidence-Based Strategies

The Teaching Center invites applications for the inaugural Inclusion and Diversity to Engage All: Faculty Institute on Teaching (IDEA FIT), which will take place May 25-26 on the Danforth Campus.The institute is open to full-time faculty from all schools at Washington University.

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Participants at the 2015 Recognition Reception for Graduate and Postdoc Professional Development Programs

Recognition Reception Honors Participants in Professional Development Programs

April 1, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Announcements

At our annual Recogn​ition Reception, The Teaching Center will honor all graduate students and postdoctoral appointees who have completed one of our professional development programs in 2015-2016. Remarks and recognition will begin at 3:45. The reception will provide an opportunity to learn about Teaching Center programs and the insights and achievements of graduate students and […]

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Gephardt Institute Grants for Community-Based Teaching

March 30, 2016 | Shawn Nordell

Announcements

The Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement has issued a Call for Proposals for faculty grants of up to $5,000 for the 2016-2017 Academic Year. The application deadline for both grants is May 1, 2016. Community-Based Teaching and Learning These grants support the development and implementation of community-based content in new or existing courses. For more information, […]

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Reflective Writing Can Help Students Link Course Content to Their Lives

March 15, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Teaching with Writing

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning, co-authored by Peter C. Brown and Washington University Psychology department professors Mark McDaniel and Henry “Roddy” Roediger, helped to kick-start a teaching experiment with surprising outcomes. With the intention of helping students  to consolidate learning and clarify misconceptions, Professor Allison Vaillancourt of the University of Arizona applied McDaniel and Roediger’s […]

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