From the Director, Inclusive Teaching

A Year on Inclusive Teaching: Closing Reflections

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center As the academic year comes to a close, the Reinert Center team is wrapping up a year-long focus on inclusive teaching.  Since August, we’ve hosted more than 10 events explicitly focused on different aspects of inclusive teaching, curated or created more than 40 web-based resources to promote inclusive teaching,… Continue reading A Year on Inclusive Teaching: Closing Reflections

Critical Thinking/Creative Thinking, From the Director

Thinking Critically, Thinking Creatively: Considerations of a Theme

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center As we welcome new faculty and students to campus, the Reinert Center is gearing up for its focus this year on Thinking Critically, Thinking Creatively. This theme will inform some of our regular programs, including workshops in our Certificate Program, our annual Winter Institute, and our Teaching with Technology… Continue reading Thinking Critically, Thinking Creatively: Considerations of a Theme

From the Director

Seeking “the Gray”: Further Thoughts on Teaching in a Time of Crisis

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center In a blog post earlier this semester, I offered some thoughts on the important distinction between reaction and response when teaching in times of crisis.  Since then, the need for response (versus reaction) has only grown stronger.  We’ve had continuing protests (on campus, in the St. Louis region, and… Continue reading Seeking “the Gray”: Further Thoughts on Teaching in a Time of Crisis

From the Director, Reviews

Empowering Students to Use Sources Responsibly: One Small, Powerful Book for Students

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center Let me begin with a confessional tale: When I was first assigned Gordon Harvey’s Writing with Sources, I was a young graduate student, preparing to teach an undergraduate course.  The book seemed straightforward enough, and there were many things in it I already knew (e.g., the literal definition of… Continue reading Empowering Students to Use Sources Responsibly: One Small, Powerful Book for Students

From the Director

Teaching in a Time of Crisis: Moving from Reaction to Response

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center Even before the events of last week landed Ferguson (and, by extension, St. Louis), Missouri, on the national stage, I had been thinking about the distinction between reaction and response.  The two words are fairly similar in meaning; some may argue that they are roughly the same thing.  But… Continue reading Teaching in a Time of Crisis: Moving from Reaction to Response