Chronicle of Higher Education

How to Choose the Right Technology for Your Course

September 3, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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“Choosing the right tech tools for your teaching means making strategic choices, weighing costs against payoffs, and staying laser-focused on your course goals — and that is what this guide aims to help you do,” writes Michelle D. Miller, Ph.D., professor of psychological sciences at Northern Arizona University and director and co-creator of its First Year […]

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Syllabus Help from The Teaching Center

August 26, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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Constructing a syllabus can be a complicated, time-consuming endeavor. For convenience, the Teaching Center has put together a sample syllabus template for use and adaptation. This template was revised in 2019 to include recommended language related to University policies and resources for students, as well as to utilize suggestions from the Inclusive Teaching Fellows. Get more information about […]

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French Professor Accentuates Interdisciplinary Interests in Education

August 26, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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“I hope my students take away a love of culture and a curiosity about other people’s perspectives that will inspire them to explore further, travel further, think circumspectly, and have the courage to put themselves in situations in which their informed perspectives can have an impact in whatever professional venue they choose,” said Tili Boon […]

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Faculty Programming Open House for Fall Semester

August 23, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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Join The Teaching Center for a Faculty Programming Open House on Wednesday, September 4, at 9 AM. Attendees can meet the newest member of our staff, Dr. Eric Fournier, and learn about our exciting programming schedule for Fall 2019. Learn more about the event on our website. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Announcing Poll Everywhere at WashU

August 23, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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The Teaching Center is excited to announce the purchase of a multi-school sponsored license for the classroom response system, Poll Everywhere! This web-based response system can be used to gather real-time responses from your students to a variety of question types including multiple choice questions, word clouds, and clickable images. Using wireless connectivity on a laptop or smartphone, students can […]

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Incorporating Student Voices into Lectures: Teaching Tips

August 16, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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By Tim Bono, Ph.D., Assistant Dean in the College of Arts & Sciences, Lecturer in Psychological & Brain Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis One of the most effective techniques I have found to increase student engagement during class is through weekly thought papers. These low-stakes assignments—simply asking the students to tell a story from […]

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Every Graph Tells a Story: Teaching Tips

July 31, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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By Sophia E. Hayes, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Institute for School Partnership Faculty Fellow, Washington University in St. Louis Practitioners in nearly all fields communicate the results of their data gathering via graphs. Informed citizens, reading newspapers and magazines, are also regularly exposed to charts and graphs for showing data (side […]

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