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2018 iTeach Faculty Symposium on Teaching

January 16, 2018 | Meg Gregory

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On January 9, 2018, more than 200 faculty and staff from  all seven schools of Washington University came together for the 2018 iTeach Faculty Symposium on Teaching to learn about innovative and evidence-based teaching practices. The ninth biennial symposium was held at the Charles F. Knight Executive Education and Conference Center on the Danforth Campus. […]

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Blackboard inline grading migration complete

January 11, 2018 | Lindsay Meador

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The Blackboard inline grading tool migration from Crocodoc to New Box View was completed on January 9, 2018 as expected and access to assignments has been restored. Students are able to submit new assignments and access all previously submitted assignments. Instructors/graders are able to access all student assignments and provide inline feedback on new assignments […]

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iTeach Faculty Symposium on Teaching

December 4, 2017 | Beth Fisher

Announcements

The biennial iTeach symposium brought together Washington University faculty from all seven schools at the university to learn about effective, innovative approaches to teaching. iTeach 2018 began with a plenary by Mary Murphy, PhD (Associate Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences and Associate Vice Provost for Student Diversity and Inclusion, Indiana University). Sixteen sessions on teaching and research on […]

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Professor Diane Bunce, Nov. 8, 2017 Photo by Diana Bell, Washington University Libraries

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Diane Bunce on How Research Can Help Us Understand the “Average Student”

November 16, 2017 | Beth Fisher

Research on Teaching and Learning

On November 8, 2017, Diane Bunce, PhD, gave a talk on “Using Research to Change Our Perception of the Average Student” as part of the Innovations in the Undergraduate Education Speaker Series, co-sponsored by CIRCLE, The Teaching Center, the University Libraries, and Arts & Sciences Computing. Seventy-five faculty, staff, and students from Washington University and […]

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Faculty Honored for Teaching with 2017 Emerson Award

November 13, 2017 | Julia Johnson

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The Emerson “Excellence in Teaching” Awards have recognized outstanding educators in the St. Louis metropolitan area for 28 years. The awards, sponsored by Emerson Electric Co., honor over 100 educators annually from all levels of teaching – kindergarten teachers to college professors. Honorees are selected for this award by chief administrators of their school districts […]

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New resource for STEM students: Científico Latino

November 8, 2017 | Julia Johnson

Announcements

Científico Latino is a new website developed by graduate students at Yale that aims to improve diversity in STEM by providing resources to undergraduates and graduate students in STEM fields.  The website regularly updates lists of fellowships and scholarships, sample essays for graduate school applications and fellowships, and blog posts related to being a successful […]

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“Using Research to Change Our Perception of the Average Student”

November 6, 2017 | Meg Gregory

Announcements

Date: Wednesday, November 8th Time: 4:00 pm Location: McMillan Cafe (please note new location) Diane Bunce, PhD, gave a talk on “Using Research to Change Our Perception of the Average Student” as part of the Innovations in the Undergraduate Education Speaker Series, co-sponsored by CIRCLE, The Teaching Center, the University Libraries, and Arts & Sciences Computing. […]

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Small Changes in Teaching: The First 5 Minutes of Class

October 26, 2017 | Julia Johnson

Improving Teaching and Learning /

In the article “Small Changes in Teaching: The First 5 Minutes of Class” from the Chronicle of Higher Education, James M. Lang provides four strategies for immediately engaging students in your course material. These four strategies—opening with a question, asking students what they learned during the previous class, revisiting prior knowledge and low-stakes writing assignments—can be […]

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Blackboard Performance Issues

October 19, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

Announcements

We are receiving reports that some users are still experiencing intermittent performance issues on Blackboard, particularly in Grade Center. These issues are likely related to a recent Blackboard update. To attempt to resolve these issues, please clear your browser’s cache. We have included instructions here. If this step does not resolve the issue, please contact […]

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