Teaching and Justice

Incorporating Social Justice into Infectious Diseases and Disaster Preparedness Education

by Terri Rebmann, Director, Institute for Biosecurity, Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics There are multiple definitions of social justice, but at the root of them all is the belief that all individuals have value and should have equal access to resources. As a Professor who studies and teaches infectious disease epidemiology and disaster preparedness within… Continue reading Incorporating Social Justice into Infectious Diseases and Disaster Preparedness Education

Upcoming Events

Announcing the Call for Proposals for 2018 Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference (FTTC)

Below you will see the call for proposals for the 2018 Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference, hosted by the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Saint Louis University typically sponsors the conference (which provides registration discounts for SLU faculty), and the Reinert Center represents SLU on the conference planning team. Each year, a number of… Continue reading Announcing the Call for Proposals for 2018 Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference (FTTC)

Teaching and Justice

Creating an Inclusive Environment in Healthcare

by Kim Levenhagen, Associate Professor, Program in Physical Therapy According to a report from the United States Census Bureau, by 2020, more than half of the nation’s children will belong to a minority race or ethnic group. Yet as our country grows more diverse each year, our healthcare facilities continue to lag in creating a… Continue reading Creating an Inclusive Environment in Healthcare

Inclusive Teaching, Teaching and Justice

Inclusive Teaching Creates Just Learning Environments

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center In keeping with the Reinert Center’s theme of teaching and justice, I’ve been thinking about the ways in which a commitment to inclusive teaching is a commitment to creating just learning environments for students. Earlier this semester, the Ignatian Pedagogy Institute explored two layers to be considered when teaching… Continue reading Inclusive Teaching Creates Just Learning Environments

Teaching and Justice

Creating Inclusive Environments to Encourage Classroom Civility

by Kristin Broussard, Graduate Assistant, Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning At the Reinert Center, we often get questions from graduate students and faculty about how manage classroom incivility.  At the Reinert Center, we prefer to focus on the positive – how can we create environments in which classroom incivility is prevented? One of… Continue reading Creating Inclusive Environments to Encourage Classroom Civility

Teaching and Justice

Supporting Student Mental Health

by Chris Grabau, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center In a recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, 70% of teenagers reported that mental health issues are growing among their peers.   Spanning gender, socioeconomic status, and race, the survey reported that feelings of anxiety and depression outweighed problems with bullying, drug addiction, or gangs (Horowitz &… Continue reading Supporting Student Mental Health

Tips on Teaching

An Overview of Assessment

by Konnor Brennan, Graduate Assistant, Reinert Center The tools and methods instructors use to assess to student understanding in their courses play many roles in course design. Assessing students throughout the course is important to ensure that students passing the course are meeting certain standards that are required to pass the course, and/or ensuring that… Continue reading An Overview of Assessment