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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

Decentering Teaching, Inclusive Teaching

Centering Trauma in Your Teaching Toolbox

by Eric Royer, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center Pandemic teaching has exposed many of us to the human and emotional dimensions of teaching. During the height of school closures and lockdowns, we witnessed, first-hand, the challenges our students’ faced when caring for sick loved ones or younger siblings, working multiple jobs to balance a job loss… Continue reading Centering Trauma in Your Teaching Toolbox

Resources, Reviews

Book Recommendations: Winter Break Reading List

As the fall semester comes to an end, winter break may offer a nice opportunity to find a good book to renew thoughts about teaching and course design.  Below are three lesser-known recommendations enjoyed by Reinert Center staff.  Hopefully one of these may spark your interest.   Power to the Public:  The Promise of Public Interest… Continue reading Book Recommendations: Winter Break Reading List

Inclusive Teaching, Teaching with Technology

The “Do Nots” of Inclusive Online Teaching

by Eric Royer, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning The Worst Lecture Ever is a faux series of 50-minute online lectures created by Lindsay Masland, an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Associate Director of the Center for Academic Excellence at Appalachian State University. While the video description clearly offers… Continue reading The “Do Nots” of Inclusive Online Teaching

Resources, Tips on Teaching

Midterms as a Point for Student Introspection

by Eric Royer, Instructional Developer Midterms are more than just an opportunity to assess student learning; they provide an invaluable point for student introspection. Through in-class polls, reflective assignments, or surveys, students have an opportunity to provide feedback, both affirming and critiquing their course learning experiences as well as our teaching strategies and approaches in… Continue reading Midterms as a Point for Student Introspection

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The Reinert Center Celebrates the Ignatian Year

by Gina Merys, Acting Director, Reinert Center As a way to mark the 500th anniversary of Ignatius of Loyola’s conversion, the Society of Jesus will be celebrating an Ignatian year (May 2021-July 2022). The Reinert Center has chosen to mark this important year by focusing on Ignatian Pedagogy as our theme for the academic year.… Continue reading The Reinert Center Celebrates the Ignatian Year