Tag: Teaching at WashU

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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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Sam Fox School Launches Interdisciplinary Workshop Series

February 11, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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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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Navigating Through Careers in Teaching: Classroom, Administration, Research & Beyond: Event

February 6, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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Are you passionate about teaching, teaching administration, or teaching research? Want to hear from experts on how to showcase your skills to land your dream teaching job and to have longevity in your career? Join the Teaching Center Graduate Student Advisory Council (TC GSAC) on Tuesday, February 25 at 5-6pm in DUC 300 for an open panel […]

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Environmental Studies Professor Highlights Real-World Experience in Learning

February 5, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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“As instructors, we have responsibility to help students learn content, but if we can do that at the same time as providing resources to our community, it’s all the better,” said Beth Martin, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies at Washington University in St. Louis and Interim Director of the Washington University Climate Change Program. Professor […]

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Graduate Student Spotlight with Tyler Gahrs from Germanic Language and Literatures

January 28, 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. “I always try to make sure that I engage the students where they are and help find a way for their interests to come to […]

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Adding Virtual Guests to the Classroom: Why it works, and how: Teaching Tips

January 6, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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By Robert Mark Morgan, Teaching Professor in Drama (Design) and Director of the Beyond Boundaries Program, Washington University in St. Louis As myself and my WashU colleagues are currently designing their syllabi for the spring semester and beyond, you may think of a colleague in some distant city who the students should really hear from […]

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Computer Science Professor Emphasizes Diligence in Learning

December 17, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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“I hope students come away from my class with the sense that they can get better at computing. It’s not a mystery; it’s something that can be understood with time, diligence, and attention,” said Bill Siever, Teaching Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University […]

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Graduate Student Postdoc Spotlight with Kendra Smith from Psychological & Brain Sciences

December 2, 2019 | 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. “I try to make sure students feel like they belong and have an enjoyable experience learning,” said Kendra Smith, a graduate student in the Department […]

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How to End a Course: Teaching Tips

November 11, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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By Eric Fournier, Ph.D., Director of Educational Development at the Center for Teaching and Learning, Senior Lecturer in International and Area Studies, Washington University in St. Louis Imagine an evening concert with a firm midnight curfew.  The opening number grabs the crowd’s attention. The middle part of the show is filled with improvised riffs, extended […]

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