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Tips for Trying New Teaching Strategies

August 16, 2016 | Shawn Nordell

Resources for Teaching

Are you thinking of incorporating some new teaching ideas in your class this fall?  Maryellen Weimer, PhD, gives some helpful hints on how to do this in her post “Trying Something New? Seven Things that Boost Success Rates.” (hint: plan first, small steps, and go slow).  Looking for more ideas or feedback?  Come to a […]

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Classroom Help for Faculty

August 9, 2016 | Teaching Center Staff

Announcements

Welcome back, faculty! The Teaching Center’s classroom-services staff is here to help make the start of the semester go smoothly for you. If you would like to schedule training on the classroom-multimedia system, or if you need classroom support (including with Blackboard) while you are teaching, please call us at (314) 935-6810 (M-F, 8:00 am – 5:00 […]

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

July 18, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Inclusive Teaching & Learning

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, “Does Reading on Computer Screens Affect Student Learning?,” 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 […]

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

July 8, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Announcements

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

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Creating Brave Classrooms for Courageous Conversations

July 8, 2016 | Shawn Nordell

Inclusive Teaching & Learning

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

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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

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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

Announcements

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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