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

Inclusive Teaching, Tips on Teaching

Keeping Track of Your Course When Sick

by Christopher Grabau, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center The spread of the Omicron variant offers an important moment to consider how to prepare for when instructors get sick.  Preparing in advance can minimize disruption, relieve stress (for both instructor and student), and offer calm consistency. Designing for Consistency Consider designing your course using a simple, efficient,… Continue reading Keeping Track of Your Course When Sick

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Managing an Uncertain Start to Spring 2022

by Eric Royer, Instructional Developer The Omicron variant surging throughout the United States -- leading to a dramatic uptick in positive cases, even among fully-vaccinated individuals -- has already disrupted planning for the start of new spring semester. There may be instances where some of your students are attending virtually for the first few weeks.… Continue reading Managing an Uncertain Start to Spring 2022