How Technology is Changing Higher Ed: NYT Report

February 25, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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Technology is slowly but surely changing the higher education landscape, according to a recent piece in The New York Times. The article focuses on institutions across the country that are implementing innovative technologies to improve learning. Institutions were historically “very risk-averse” to changing their approaches, said Gordon Jones, founding dean of the Boise State University College […]

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Part to Whole: Inverting the top-down approach to design thinking: Teaching Tips

February 21, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Teaching at WashU / Teaching Tips

By Jonathan Hanahan, Assistant Professor of Design at Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis Design is increasingly a bridge to all forms of culture. For a long time, design was an add on to more accepted professions; designers help hide the messiness and project a clear and controlled […]

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How to Better Support First-Generation College Students

February 21, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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About 56 percent of undergraduates nationally are first-generation college students, according to the most up-to-date numbers from from the U.S. Dept. of Education. Instructors should be aware of first-generation students and the challenges they face, which include but are not limited to lower levels of family financial support, a greater need for financial aid resources, and a […]

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Challenging the Normalization of Hate: Strategies for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation: Webinar

February 13, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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The Center for Teaching and Learning and the Gephardt Institute are partnering to air a webinar, “Challenging the Normalization of Hate: Strategies for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation,” from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). The webinar will air on Tuesday, February 18 from 3-4 PM at Stix House, 6470 Forsyth Boulevard. “How can Truth, […]

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The Teaching Center and The Learning Center Join to Form The Center for Teaching and Learning

February 12, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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The Teaching Center and The Learning Center at Washington University in St. Louis have joined together as one academic unit known as The Center for Teaching and Learning. The aim is to create a synergistic approach to improving both teaching and learning at Washington University. The latest cutting-edge research into the best-practices of both instructional […]

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Sam Fox School Launches Interdisciplinary Workshop Series

February 11, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Teaching at WashU

Every Friday at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, students, faculty, and staff explore new concepts outside the studio through a new workshop series. The series, “Fox Fridays,” is a way for students to collaborate across disciplines and experiment with new tools, processes, and technology that […]

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New Course Management Tool Launches at WashU

February 7, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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Washington University in St. Louis recently began a university-wide subscription to LabArchives. LabArchives is an Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) and Data Research Management tool. There are two versions of LabArchives available: an Education Edition (also known as the Classroom Edition) for use in the classroom by instructors and a Researcher Edition (also known as the […]

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Navigating Through Careers in Teaching: Classroom, Administration, Research & Beyond: Event

February 6, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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Are you passionate about teaching, teaching administration, or teaching research? Want to hear from experts on how to showcase your skills to land your dream teaching job and to have longevity in your career? Join the Teaching Center Graduate Student Advisory Council (TC GSAC) on Tuesday, February 25 at 5-6pm in DUC 300 for an open panel […]

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Environmental Studies Professor Highlights Real-World Experience in Learning

February 5, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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“As instructors, we have responsibility to help students learn content, but if we can do that at the same time as providing resources to our community, it’s all the better,” said Beth Martin, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies at Washington University in St. Louis and Interim Director of the Washington University Climate Change Program. Professor […]

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WashU Faculty Open House at Kemper Art Museum

February 4, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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Discover the Museum’s spring 2020 exhibitions, related programs, the permanent collection at this open house specially designed for University faculty on February 10, 2020, from noon-1 PM. Associate Curator Meredith Malone will lead a tour of special exhibition Multiplied: Edition MAT and the Transformable Work of Art, 1959–1965 and members of the education department will […]

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