Tips on Teaching

An Emotion-Based Teaching Toolbox

by Eric Royer, Instructional Design Specialist, Reinert Center As a social scientist, my disciplinary training repeatedly instilled the belief that emotions must be separated from virtually everything we think about and do as successful, respected academics. “Good science,” as the narrative goes, involves letting objective facts and data speak; “bad science” is the ill-advised enterprise… Continue reading An Emotion-Based Teaching Toolbox

Teaching Today's Students

Lecture Assistants in Large Lecture Courses

by Asmira Alagic, Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Peyton High, Learning Assistant, Chemistry Monotonous, one-sided, and non-interactive are among several descriptors of common large lecture settings. In order to change student’s perception of dull large lectures, we’ve implemented the use of Learning Assistants (LAs), undergraduate students who, through weekly preparation sessions and a pedagogy course, facilitate discussions… Continue reading Lecture Assistants in Large Lecture Courses

Event Summaries

Congratulations to the Fall Certificate Recipients

The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning honored six Certificate in University Teaching Skills recipients and one Foundations Certificate in University Teaching Skills recipient at our fall ceremony on Friday, December 6, 2019 in the Pius Library Level II Gallery. Associate professor in Aviation Science, Stephen Belt, began the ceremony by sharing a reflection… Continue reading Congratulations to the Fall Certificate Recipients