Tag: Faculty

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Panel Discussion: Identifying and Helping Students in Distress

February 18, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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The Teaching Center and Habif Health and Wellness Center staff are co-hosting a panel discussion on how faculty can address student mental health. Jordan Worthington, MSW, Assistant Director, Mental Health Outreach and Programming at Habif Health and Wellness Center at Washington University in St. Louis, and Lindsey H. Herzog, MSW, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker at […]

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Chronicle of Higher Education

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Crafting Email ‘Nudges’ to Boost Student Success

January 16, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Evidence-Based Strategies / Improving Teaching and Learning /

Classroom-based “nudges,” or interventions that encourage but do not mandate certain behavior, can often help boost students’ performance in a course, according to feedback from teachers and recent studies. For example, Zoë Cohen, an assistant professor at the University of Arizona, saw that a large number of students failed the first exam in her “Physiology of […]

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Chronicle of Higher Education

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Designing Pedagogical Approaches for Today’s Student

December 14, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning / Inclusive Teaching & Learning /

“As educators, we need to lead the way and design our pedagogical approaches for the students we have, not the students we wish we had,” writes Sara Goldrick-Rab, founder of the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice and professor of higher-education policy and sociology at Temple University, and Jesse Stommel, executive director of the […]

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Creating Positive Work Environments in Academia

November 20, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

There’s a difference between a challenging and a traumatic work environment in academia, Kathryn R. Wedemeyer-Strombel, a Ph.D. candidate in environmental science at the University of Texas at El Paso, and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, writes in a recent post on the Chronicle Vitae blog. In the post, Wedemeyer-Strombel details the characteristics that […]

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Chronicle of Higher Education

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Strategies for Early Career Faculty Members

October 24, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

Teachers of all levels experience stress, but early-career faculty members often have difficulty achieving a work-life balance. A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education offers tips to new faculty, particularly faculty on the tenure track, on how to prioritize and manage time more effectively. In terms of teaching, faculty should think about gaps in […]

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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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