From the Director, Teaching and Justice, Tips on Teaching

Teaching 1619: A Challenge

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center This year marks the 400th anniversary of what is often referred to as the start of American slavery -- the documented selling of 20+ African human beings to British colonists in Jamestown, Virginia. While the transatlantic slave trade was alive well before this transaction, and while some have argued… Continue reading Teaching 1619: A Challenge

Upcoming Events

Current Opportunities from the Reinert Center

Innovative Teaching Fellowship – Information Sessions 9/17-9/23; Applications Due 10/7 Target Audience: Full-time, permanent teaching faculty members at Saint Louis University who are interested in (re)designing one course over a semester and then teaching that course in the Learning Studio the following semester. The current call for applications is for the following fellowship period: Course Development (semester 1):  Spring 2020    Course Teaching (semester 2):   Fall 2020 Call for Applications: Click here to download ITF Webpage: Click here Faculty interested in applying for the Innovative Teaching Fellowship must register for and attend one of the  following Pre‐Application Information Sessions prior to preparing their applications: Tuesday, September 17, 9:00‐10:00 a.m., in 213 Des Peres Hall Thursday, September 19, 4:00‐5:00 p.m., in 213 Des Peres Hall Monday, September 23, 12:00‐1:00 p.m., in 213 Des Peres Hall Click here to register… Continue reading Current Opportunities from the Reinert Center

Inclusive Teaching, Teaching and Justice, Teaching Today's Students

College Student Mental Health: The New Normal

by Christina Tisher, Coordinator of Clinical Research, Graduate Student Wellness, and Disability Outreach,University Counseling Center  Mental health challenges are real and tangible forces in the lives of college students today. According to a national survey of nearly 20,000 undergraduate students, the three most frequently reported factors that negatively impacted students’ academic success were anxiety (27.4%), sleep difficulties… Continue reading College Student Mental Health: The New Normal

From the Director, Jesuit/Ignatian

How Do You “Accompany” Students?

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center As we prepare to (re)engage students at the start of this new academic year, I’ve been thinking a lot about teaching as accompaniment.  Earlier this summer, Fr. Arturo Sosa, the Superior General of the Society of Jesus (a.k.a., “the Jesuits” for those new to Jesuit education), articulated four key… Continue reading How Do You “Accompany” Students?

CTTL People

Announcing the 2019 STEM Teaching Fellows

The Reinert Center is pleased to announce the inaugural cohort of STEM Teaching Fellows. The primary purpose of the STEM Teaching Fellowship is to enhance Reinert Center offerings, resources, and support for SLU faculty teaching in STEM disciplines. The experience of serving as a STEM Teaching Fellow provides SLU faculty with formal experience in educational… Continue reading Announcing the 2019 STEM Teaching Fellows

Inclusive Teaching

Speaking the Language of Inclusion

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center Many of us who are committed to inclusion are careful about the language we use. As we learn more about representing difference in our learning communities we find that language shifts over time, sometimes very quickly. Although we may recognize that the cultural weight our language carries can lend either… Continue reading Speaking the Language of Inclusion

CTTL People, Event Summaries, Inclusive Teaching, Teaching and Justice

Culturally Responsive Teaching Academy Begins Fifth Year

This June, the Reinert Center welcomed its fifth cohort of faculty and graduate students in the Culturally Responsive Teaching Academy with the summer institute of the same name. The Culturally Responsive Teaching Institute is a four-day, intensive workshop that includes a combination of informational presentations, interactive workshops and discussions, and individual work time. The summer… Continue reading Culturally Responsive Teaching Academy Begins Fifth Year