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Participation, Engagement, and Grading – Oh my!

by Robert Cole, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center I was recently scrolling through my social media feed and happened upon a proclamation that the individual making the post was no longer calling class participation, participation. That instead he was calling it engagement. And then, he went on to delineate several facets of what engagement meant in… Continue reading Participation, Engagement, and Grading – Oh my!

Teaching with Technology, Upcoming Events

Reinert Center Offers New Certificate Option for Online Teaching

The Reinert Center has launched a new option for its long running Certificate in University Teaching Skills. Faculty and graduate students can now earn an Online University Teaching Skills Certificate.  The certificate requirements include workshops in areas such as engaging students online,  and assessing online learning, and a capstone project involving a self assessment of… Continue reading Reinert Center Offers New Certificate Option for Online Teaching

Resources, Reviews

What We’re Reading and Listening To this Summer (and Beyond)

by Eric Royer, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center As we close out spring semester, taking time to reflect and rejuvenate are important aspects of the teaching cycle. This down time may also afford you an opportunity to read a good book or listen to a podcast (or series) to renew your thoughts and passion about teaching… Continue reading What We’re Reading and Listening To this Summer (and Beyond)

Resources

Resources on Student and Instructor Well-Being

by Gina Merys, Director, Reinert Center Over the last few years, and especially during the course of this academic year, we have found ourselves in the continuous challenge of pursuing the incredible joys and triumphs of teaching and learning within a reality that is profoundly filled with trauma, loss, tragedy, anxiety, and sorrow. We grapple… Continue reading Resources on Student and Instructor Well-Being

Jesuit/Ignatian, Tips on Teaching

Reflection Tools for Teaching

by Christopher Grabau, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center Now that the semester is underway, it may be difficult to find space to reflect on teaching.   Below are three simple suggestions you may want to consider incorporating into practice this year.  Each suggestion offers space for self-reflection but also models research-supported best practices for teaching.  If… Continue reading Reflection Tools for Teaching

Tips on Teaching

Making Exams More Meaningful for Students

by Eric Royer, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center Exams are a common way to assess and evaluate student learning. Despite this, instructors often experience a mismatch between their expectations and individual student outcomes, with some students not performing as expected or others feeling unprepared to demonstrate the type of learning that’s expected of them. This problem… Continue reading Making Exams More Meaningful for Students

Instructional Continuity

The Role of Metacognition During Times of Disrupted Learning

by Eric Royer, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center The pandemic has, once again, disrupted teaching plans and learning arrangements as we embark on a new semester. Recent work has focused on the ways in which instructors can be flexible with their course designs or show more care and grace to students, but how can we assist… Continue reading The Role of Metacognition During Times of Disrupted Learning