Language Teaching Fair Spring Coffee Hour: Extending Class Time with Canvas

March 4, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Teaching at WashU

Language instructors at WashU gathered on Wednesday for an informal roundtable discussion on teaching and using Canvas in the classroom. Iva Youkilis, Senior Lecturer and Placement Coordinator in Italian; Erik Nesse, PhD, Lecturer in French; and Taewoong Kim, PhD, Lecturer in Korean, led the discussion. The event started with instructors taking a poll about what they wish […]

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Graduate Student Spotlight with Meagan Pilar from Public Health

March 2, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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The Graduate Student Postdoc Spotlight features interviews with graduate students and postdocs doing innovative teaching work at WashU. Look out for future installments of this monthly column on our website. “My first goal in teaching is trying to make the material relevant. Sometimes students take classes because they fit into their schedule or fulfill a […]

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Teaching Through Disruptions: A Quick Guide from The Center for Teaching and Learning

March 2, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Teaching Tips

Anything from conference travel, to extreme weather, to family emergencies can disrupt scheduled courses, and instructors should prepare for these events. A campus might shut down (flu epidemic), or some students might be unable to attend class (flooded roads), or the instructor might not be able to make it to campus (sprained ankle). In any […]

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How Technology is Changing Higher Ed: NYT Report

February 25, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

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

Announcements

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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