Upcoming Events

Focus on Teaching & Technology Conference: Nov. 3-4

SLU faculty and graduate students are invited to attend the 2016 Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference (FTTC) on November 2-3 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  The two-day conference features presentations, workshops, and exhibits on emerging trends and effective uses of technology in higher education. Several SLU faculty and instructors are scheduled to present including: Simone… Continue reading Focus on Teaching & Technology Conference: Nov. 3-4

Inclusive Teaching

Trigger Warnings and Safe Spaces: What Do You Do?

by Sandy Gambill, Sr. Instructional Developer, Reinert Center It’s hard to open a newspaper this fall without coming across an article about trigger warnings or safe spaces on college campuses. Perhaps the most well-known set of readings is from the University of Chicago, where the dean of students, students, and faculty have all weighed in.… Continue reading Trigger Warnings and Safe Spaces: What Do You Do?

Inclusive Teaching

Who Are You Excluding? Seeing the Diversity in Your Classroom

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center When developing this year’s theme of Inclusive Teaching, Reinert Center staff and advisory board members considered this question: Who are we excluding in our courses? Even without being aware of it, our courses may create unnecessary obstacles to learning for some or many of our students. For instance, my… Continue reading Who Are You Excluding? Seeing the Diversity in Your Classroom

Inclusive Teaching, Upcoming Events

Faculty Book Group: Claude Steele, Whistling Vivaldi

October 21, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Des Peres 214 The Reinert Center will host a conversation for faculty (full- and part-time) on the effects of stereotypes and how stereotype threat enters into our classrooms as we discuss the book, Whistling Vivaldi, by social psychologist Claude Steele. We will be giving away a copy of the book… Continue reading Faculty Book Group: Claude Steele, Whistling Vivaldi

Inclusive Teaching

Intersectionality in Action

by James Fortney, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center Intersectionality, a term coined by law professor Kimberlé Crenshaw (1989), “provides a critical lens to interrogate racial, ethnic, class, physical ability, age, sexuality, and gender disparities and to contest existing ways of looking at these structures of inequality” (Dill & Zambrana, 2009, p.1). A recent edited volume by… Continue reading Intersectionality in Action