Tag: Diversity and Inclusion

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Students’ Perspective on Inclusive Teaching

June 10, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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Students can offer good perspective on inclusive teaching, which involves creating welcoming educational environments for diverse learners. Ayat Husseini and Anna DeVault, two undergraduates who co-authored a recent pedagogical article with faculty (Cook-Sather et al. 2014; Cook-Sather and Felten 2017) offer their perspective on inclusive teaching in a recent Faculty Focus story. “One of the […]

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How to Make Classrooms Inclusive of First-Generation College Students

March 15, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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First-generation college students comprise about a third of new students at two-year and four-year institutions, according to a recent study by Toutkoushian, Stollberg, and Slaton (2018) cited in a blog post on The Scholarly Teacher. These students often begin their higher education without a mentor or a family member who can offer guidance and support, leaving […]

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Science Advances: STEM Faculty Who Believe in Fixed Ability Have Less Motivated Students

March 6, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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Results from a recent study show that STEM faculty who believe students’ ability is fixed have larger racial achievement gaps and more demotivated students in their classes, according to data published recently in a paper in Science Advances. The paper by authors Elizabeth A. Canning, Katherine Muenks, Dorainne J. Green, and Mary C. Murphy, looks at […]

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Prison Education Project Leaders Discuss Inclusive Teaching and Research

February 20, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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“It will only make us better teachers to look at issues in different ways, and that can happen if we engage with students with different life experiences from our own,” said Jennifer Hudson, Ph.D., political science faculty member and former Prison Education Project Manager and Academic Advisor for the Prison Education Project at Washington University […]

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Tips for Creating Inclusive Lab Environments

January 31, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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“Diversity without inclusion is an empty gesture,” writes David Asai, senior director for science education at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, in a recent Nature article. In the op-ed, Asai writes about his own experience as a faculty member learning how to create more inclusive lab environments. Earlier in his career, Asai reluctantly attended a required […]

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Biology Professor Highlights Active Learning in Science Education

December 12, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

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“As an instructor, I try to teach how the topic has relevance from different approaches in biology,” said Erik Herzog, Professor of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis. Herzog teaches undergraduate biology courses at the university. His lab uses a variety of techniques to study the cellular and molecular basis of circadian rhythms, biological […]

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Addressing Implicit Bias in STEM WebSeries Watch Parties Co-Hosted with CDI

September 20, 2018 | Julia Johnson

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The Teaching Center and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion are co-hosting watch parties for an online webseries from the CIRTL network entitled Addressing Implicit Bias in STEM. The watch parties will be held in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion lounge (DUC 330) from 10:30-11:30 on October 1, October 8, October 22 and October 29. […]

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Five Ways to Promote a More Inclusive Classroom

June 15, 2018 | Julia Johnson

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In a recent Faculty Focus article Five Ways to Promote a More Inclusive Classroom Kathleen F. Gabriel, Ed.D discusses strategies for creating a more inclusive classroom with the goal of increasing retention and success of all students. Gabriel details five strategies that can be utilized by faculty members in all fields and with varied teaching […]

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Inclusive Teaching in Large Courses

May 10, 2018 | Beth Fisher

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An excellent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education describes how two professors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill improved their large-enrollment courses by integrating more–and more equitable–opportunities for student participation, by carefully structuring and guiding such opportunities, and by providing students with insights on how to succeed in the courses. These […]

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Physics and CDI Co-Sponsor Talk on Diversity and Inclusion

April 5, 2018 | Meg Gregory

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Friday, April 13th at 11:00am 100 Busch, Danforth Campus The Physics Department and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion will be hosting Dr. K. Renee Horton to discuss issues of Diversity and Inclusion in STEM. Specifically, this talk will focus on the understanding of intersectionality and fostering inclusive spaces where diversity is valued and supported. […]

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