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“The Landlord’s Game” Teaches a New Generation About Inequality

July 18, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Inclusive Teaching & Learning / Integrating Active Learning / Resources for Teaching

As part of the Modern Segregation program initiative in American Culture Studies, Michelle Repice (lecturer in American Culture Studies and Assistant Director in The Teaching Center) teaches a popular course, “Home, Bittersweet Home,” which provides a multi-disciplinary lens on the history of home ownership in America. The course uses a case-study approach that is designed […]

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Does Reading on Computer Screens Affect Student Learning?

July 13, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Research on Teaching and Learning

A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education raises questions on how reading on screens may be impacting student engagement with the material. Studies cited focus on student attention and retention of information. The article includes some of the perks of online texts, such as hyperlinks and lower costs, as well as critics who argue that on-screen reading […]

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Open Position: Project Manager, Wisconsin School of Business Project, CIRCLE

July 8, 2016 | Gillian Parrish


In collaboration with the University of Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) at the University of Wisconsin—Madison, the Center for Integrative Research on Cognition, Learning, and Education (CIRCLE) at Washington University is helping to develop evidenced-based curricular innovations at WSB, and evaluate the impact of these innovations.This collaboration will involve several sub-projects, each evaluating a specific […]

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9.22.2010--Freshman FOCUS class, "Women in Science" team taught by Prof. Regina Frey (striped shirt) & Prof. Barbara Baumgartner. Photos by Joe Angeles


Creating Brave Classrooms for Courageous Conversations

July 8, 2016 | Shawn Nordell

Inclusive Teaching & Learning / Resources for Teaching

In a recent Teaching Professor post, Nicki Monahan discusses the importance of continuing to create “brave classrooms” where students and faculty have the opportunity to construct a shared understanding through their diverse experiences and perspectives. Using Ground Rules is a critical foundation for creating “brave classrooms.”

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Carl Wieman: Transforming Undergraduate STEM Education

July 8, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Announcements / Research on Teaching and Learning / STEM Education

In this talk, “Taking a Scientific Approach to Science and Engineering Education,” Carl Wieman (Department of Physics and Graduate School of Education, Stanford University; Nobel Prize Winner in Physics), will discuss transforming education, guided by insights from research on teaching and learning. Research on how people learn is now revealing much more effective ways to […]

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Part-Time Opportunity for Graduate Students in Fall 2016

July 7, 2016 | Bryn Lutes


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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Open Position: Assistant Director for Academic Programs, Cornerstone ­

July 6, 2016 | Gillian Parrish


Cornerstone is hiring an Assistant Director for Academic Programs. This position, which oversees Washington University’s Academic Mentoring Programs (AMP) team housed within Cornerstone, leads a team of three professional staff members and is responsible for overseeing the design, delivery, and evaluation of Cornerstone’s academic mentoring efforts. Academic Mentoring Programs are developed, in close collaboration with academic […]

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Faculty members from across Washington University in St. Louis gathered for IDEA FIT, Inclusion and Diversity to Engage All from the Faculty Institute on Teaching, part of The Teaching Center, at Siegle Hall on the Danforth Campus in St. Louis Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Priscilla Song (right) of Anthropolgy talks during the session Designing Inclusive Materials and Assignments. Photo by Sid Hastings / WUSTL Photos

IDEA FIT 2016: Inaugural Faculty Institute on Facilitating Inclusion in the Classroom

July 1, 2016 | Beth Fisher

Inclusive Teaching & Learning

Seventeen Washington University faculty from the Schools of Arts & Sciences and Medicine participated in The Teaching Center’s first Faculty Institute on Teaching (FIT) focused on inclusion in the classroom: Inclusion and Diversity to Engage All, or IDEA FIT. The institute, which took place May 25-26, 2016, drew participants from the Departments of Anthropology, Biology, […]

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Highlights from STEM FIT 2016

June 29, 2016 | Shawn Nordell

Evidence-Based Strategies / Integrating Active Learning / STEM Education

Faculty from 8 colleges and universities in 13 STEM disciplines all came together to learn about evidence-based teaching during STEM FIT 2016. This faculty institute on teaching focused on strategies for incorporating active learning into the STEM classroom to improve student learning and strategies for creating a more inclusive STEM classroom. Faculty discussed and tried […]

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