Tag: Research on Teaching and Learning

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AAU Releases STEM Initiative Report

October 12, 2017 | Meg Gregory

Announcements / Pinned

Beginning in the fall of 2011, the Association of American Universities (AAU) launched the AAU Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative, which is focused on improving undergraduate education in STEM fields. The initiative’s goal is to promote the use of evidence-based teaching practices in STEM education at research universities, and to provide faculty members the support they […]

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Guest Speaker: “Using Research to Change Our Perception of the Average Student”

October 10, 2017 | Meg Gregory

Pinned / Research on Teaching and Learning

Date: Wednesday, November 8th Time: 4:00 pm Location: Wilson 214 Diane Bunce, PhD, will give a talk on “Using Research to Change Our Perception of the Average Student” as part of the Innovations in the Undergraduate Education Speaker Series, co-sponsored by CIRCLE, The Teaching Center, the University Libraries, and Arts & Sciences Computing. The talk […]

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Research in Action Podcast from Oregon State University’s Ecampus

June 28, 2016 | Bryn Lutes

Resources for Teaching

Hosted by Katie Linder, director of research at Oregon State Ecampus, Research in Action (RIA) is a new podcast that shares insights and interviews on topics and issues related to research in higher education.

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Evidence Assertion Slide Example from Michael Alley's Craft of Scientific Presentations website

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In PowerPoint, It’s the Headline that Makes the Difference

June 16, 2016 | Shawn Nordell

Evidence-Based Strategies / Research on Teaching and Learning

PowerPoint and teaching – love it or hate it – is a prevalent combination in our classrooms. We all have seen the default slide format: a short, topical title with a bullet list of text and/or a figure underneath. But is this the best format for your students learning? That is the question that the […]

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Article on OPAL Published in Journal of College Science Teaching

June 8, 2016 | Gillian Parrish


The Teaching Center’s Observation Protocol for Active Learning (OPAL) is the focus of an article in the May 2016 issue of the Journal of College Science Teaching. OPAL was developed by The Teaching Center as a part of the AAU-supported programs aimed at improving undergraduate STEM education. However, the tool can be applied in courses in all disciplines to create a visual […]

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6 Ways to Encourage Student “Buy-In” For Active Learning

March 9, 2016 | Bryn Lutes

Integrating Active Learning

While faculty have sound, research-based reasons for including active learning (see more posts about integrating active learning), changing the status quo by incorporating active learning requires clear communication about the rationale for these changes and your expectations for student participation. There are many ways to encourage student buy-in for active-learning activities in the classroom. Here […]

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Applications Open for Summer Institute on Inclusive Teaching

March 7, 2016 | Teaching Center Staff

Announcements / Evidence-Based Strategies

The Teaching Center invites applications for the inaugural Inclusion and Diversity to Engage All: Faculty Institute on Teaching (IDEA FIT), which will take place May 25-26 on the Danforth Campus.The institute is open to full-time faculty from all schools at Washington University.

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Rick Moog Kicks Off AAU Speaker Series

November 1, 2015 | Teaching Center Staff


The AAU STEM Education Initiative project team, CIRCLE, and The Teaching Center are co-sponsoring a new speaker series, Innovations and Evidence-based Pedagogies in Undergraduate STEM Courses. The series will begin on November 17 at 4:00 pm in Wilson 214 with a talk by Rick Moog, Professor of Chemistry at Franklin and Marshall College and Director of The […]

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