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Gephardt Institute Event: Democracy & Donald Trump

February 22, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

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The Gephardt Institute invites the St. Louis community to participate in an interdisciplinary symposium: “American Democracy and the Rise of Donald Trump: An Interdisciplinary Perspective” Thursday, March 9 in Brown 100, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. with reception to follow To learn more and to RSVP, please see the Gephardt Institute website. The political rise of Donald […]

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Pioneer in Carbon Science Dies at 86

February 20, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

Announcements

Mildred S. Dresselhaus, Professor Emerita of Physics and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, pioneer in carbon science and champion of women in STEM, died February 20th in Cambridge, MA. Learn more about Dresselhaus’s life and work. Image credit: National Science & Technology Medals Foundation

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Considering Corrective Feedback

February 7, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

Improving Teaching and Learning

As we enter these weeks before midterm, we might consider how we can focus our feedback to deepen student learning. In this Journal of College Science Teaching article, “It’s Not Wrong to Tell Students When They’re Wrong,” authors Robert Ehrlich and Stanley Zoltek consider the value of corrective feedback in student learning. The authors note that […]

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Potential Blackboard Log-In Issue

February 5, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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Announcement from WashU-IT, 2/4/2017 After the Blackboard Service was upgraded to SaaS version 3100.9 on 2/4/2017, some users experienced problems logging in. To solve this problem, clear your browser’s cache, close your browser, then try to log in again at blackboard.wustl.edu. Here are instructions for clearing your cache on Chrome, Firefox and Safari: www.techradar.com/how-to/computing/how-to-clear-cache-1298796.

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Call for Proposals on Teaching in STEM

January 27, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

Announcements

We are now accepting proposals and registrations for the inaugural STEM Faculty Institute on Teaching Symposium, which will take place on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm at Washington University. At this regional symposium, STEM faculty will discuss their recent innovations and best practices in integrating evidence-based teaching in STEM. Please click here to register […]

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Learning About Confucian Heritage Learners

January 25, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

Inclusive Teaching & Learning

Teaching inclusively entails learning about how our students learn. In this article from New Directions for Teaching and Learning, “Learning the Confucian Way,” author Tieyuan Guo provides insight into learning approaches among students from the “Confucian heritage cultures” (CHC) of East Asia and Southeast Asia. The author provides an overview of learning motivations among CHC learners and […]

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New CIRCLE Fellow Discusses TIES Initiative

January 19, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

Integrating Active Learning

The Teaching Center and CIRCLE are pleased to announce 2016-2018 CIRCLE Fellow: Julie Bugg, Assistant Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences. A collaboration between The Teaching Center, and the Center for the Integrative Research on Cognition, Learning and Education (CIRCLE), and the Office of the Provost, the two-year fellowship supports Washington University STEM faculty in designing […]

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Blackboard Performance Issues

January 17, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

Announcements

Washington University Information Technology Update from WashU-IT (2:49 pm, 01/18/17): The Blackboard Service experienced a partial outage Tuesday, 1/17/2017.  We believe all features are fully restored and available for use. Thank you for your patience. Update from WashU-IT (5:43 pm, 01/17/17): The Blackboard Service experienced a partial outage today. This caused major delays across the platform for […]

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Emergency Procedures Posted in Classrooms

January 12, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

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Over the winter break, a reference guide for emergencies was posted in all University-Managed Classrooms. This guide was designed to provide basic information about what to do in an emergency while teaching in the classrooms. It was developed by a committee convened by the Office of the Provost. Before the semester begins, we recommend that instructors review […]

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