Tag: Teaching at WashU

WashU History Professor Describes Transition to Online Teaching

April 4, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Teaching at WashU

Peter Kastor, chairman of the History Department at Washington University in St. Louis, recently wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post describing how his department transitioned to online teaching. Twenty six faculty members had to make the switch, Kastor said, and the process was not easy. “I began teaching through online education last week … even […]

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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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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

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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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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