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

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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

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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

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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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Interactive Strategies for Student Engagement in Large Courses

April 16, 2018 | Meg Gregory

Resources for Teaching

In a recent Faculty Focus article, “Interactive Strategies for Engaging Small and Large Classes Alike,” Dr. Toni Weiss writes about her experience engaging student learners in a large economics course at Tulane University. She explains how she creates opportunities for interaction between herself and her students regardless of class size. Weiss argues that “one of the […]

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Course Design Institute for Grad Students and Postdocs

April 9, 2018 | Lindsay Meador

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Washington University graduate students and postdocs are invited to participate in The Teaching Center’s Course Design Institute.  The Course Design Institute is designed to help graduate students and postdocs explore learner-centered course design principles in a multidisciplinary group setting with opportunities for feedback as part of a peer-review team. Participants will: Design or redesign a […]

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Physics and CDI Co-Sponsor Talk on Diversity and Inclusion

April 5, 2018 | Meg Gregory

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Friday, April 13th at 11:00am 100 Busch, Danforth Campus The Physics Department and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion will be hosting Dr. K. Renee Horton to discuss issues of Diversity and Inclusion in STEM. Specifically, this talk will focus on the understanding of intersectionality and fostering inclusive spaces where diversity is valued and supported. […]

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TEACHx Conference at Northwestern: Register Now

March 26, 2018 | Meg Gregory

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TEACHx is an annual one-day event designed to encourage innovative teaching and provide a space for instructors to share and reflect on their teaching. The conference brings together the ever-growing educational technology community of practice around topics such as blended learning, online learning, learning analytics, and active-learning spaces. The day’s featured speaker, Dr. Yevgeniya V. […]

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