There is a new online resource available in our "Defining Features" series. Check it out now on our webpage at: http://www.slu.edu/cttl/resources/defining_features_course_types.php
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
by Gina Merys, Acting Director, Reinert Center If students and subjects accounted for all the complexities of teaching, our standard ways of coping would do—keep up with our fields as best we can, and learn enough techniques to stay ahead of the student psyche. But there is another reason for these complexities: we teach who… Continue reading Who We Are is How We Teach
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
by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center As we head into the final stretch of the term, you may be thinking about how best to support your students as they prepare for final exams (assuming you give final exams!). Often, students ask for study guides. But even when we provide them, we often find that what… Continue reading Study Guides or Guidance for Studying?
There are several new online resources available in our "Defining Features" series. Check them out now on our webpage at: http://www.slu.edu/cttl/resources/defining_features_course_types.php
by Konnor Brennan, Graduate Assistant, Reinert Center Grading student work is an essential part of the instructional process. Instructors are well aware of and value the benefits of providing graded work to students in a timely manner. Graded work can provide our students with feedback that is essential to the learning process. Students often use… Continue reading Effective Grading Techniques
Three new Defining Features resources have been posted to the Reinert Center website [LINK].
by Kristin Broussard, Graduate Assistant, Reinert Center As higher education integrates technology more and more into its curricula, whether through increasing the number of courses taught online or in hybrid formats, or encouraging teachers to use technology platforms (e.g., Blackboard, Canvas) to organize their traditional in-person courses, technology has become a given in the higher… Continue reading Underserved: Student Access to Technology
by Anna R. Kratky, SLU Title IX Coordinator When students are asked what words come to mind when thinking about Title IX, the most common responses are sexual assault and equality. When faculty are asked that same question, the answers are usually mandatory reporting and legal obligations. This highlights the progress the Office of Institutional… Continue reading Title IX at SLU: How We Support Students