by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center In a recent workshop on the importance of relationships in undergraduate education, Peter Felten and Charles Schroeder invited us to think briefly about how we perceive our work (and workplace) and to consider the ways in which our perceptions shape our behaviors. Citing the work of O’Meara et al.… Continue reading What Story Are You Telling?
by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center New academic years are filled with promise. All choices are open to us. We aim high, sure that the hectic pace of the old year has passed and we can finally achieve our most aspirational goals. It doesn’t take long for the calendar to fill and our best hopes… Continue reading Beginning Anew, Renewing Our Commitments
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
Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center Last week, new faculty and students officially joined our community, and just like that, the campus is back to life. Personally, I love the start of a new term, a new academic year; possibility is a powerful thing, and fresh starts can be motivating. If you’re new to teaching, or… Continue reading Two Questions for Starting the New Academic Year
by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center Last week, at our annual May event, Dr. Thomas Landy (Director, Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture at the College of the Holy Cross) talked about the importance of seeing as a foundational aspect of Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit education. He explained that the… Continue reading What Will You Leave Behind?
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
by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center At the beginning of this academic year, I wrote about the importance of moving from reaction to response when teaching in a time of crisis. That blog post, offered at the start of a new semester, recommended reflection as a means of helping students to avoid “reactive monologue” and… Continue reading Looking Back: Reaction or Response?