Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events at the Reinert Center

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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Symposium

Oct. 23, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m., Boileau Hall

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Symposium will be held on Friday, October 23, 2015. Poster presentations will take place from 2:00-3:00 followed by the ceremony and reception for theJames H. Korn Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Awardfrom 3:00-4:30.

We invite all faculty and graduate students to attend the second annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Symposium. The goal of the symposium is to showcase the SoTL work being conducted by Saint Louis University faculty and graduate students, and to promote a community of SoTL practitioners.

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) involves researching questions about teaching activities and student learning by formally studying the teaching and learning activities of one’s course; answering those questions by assessing student learning and effectiveness of teaching strategies; and publicly sharing results of this inquiry in a setting that invites peer review, such as a publication or conference presentation.

To register to attend, please click here.


Brown Bag: The Apprenticeship Workshop Model for PhD Dissertation Direction

Oct. 28, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Des Peres 214

Most graduates of PhD programs speak in subdued tones when reflecting back on the days of planning, researching, and writing their dissertations. The majority recall feelings of isolation and anxiety that accompanied the experience. Yet most faculty who teach in graduate programs tend to replicate that experience for their students writing their own dissertations.

You are invited to attend this brown bag discussion at which Kenneth Parker, currently Steber Professor in Theological Studies, will discuss the pedagogical approach to dissertation direction he has created, the “Apprenticeship Workshop Model for PhD Dissertation Direction,” and the results of a formal study he has conducted on the positive impact of this model.

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Faculty Panel on Thinking Critically in the Disciplines

Nov. 20, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., BSC 352/353

During this hour-long panel discussion, faculty members from three different disciplines will explore what thinking critically looks like in their own discipline and how they help students to learn how to do that kind of thinking work in their classes.

Lauren Arnold, Epidemiology
Brad Carlson, Marketing
Colleen McCluskey, Philosophy

Please click here to register