From the Director, Jesuit/Ignatian

Teaching at a Jesuit Institution: Thoughts for Those New to SLU

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center Four years ago this week, I came to SLU from what some might call a highly secular institution.  At that time, I had no personal experience with Jesuit institutions, no real sense of what the educational mission of the Jesuits entailed.  I did not know the long tradition of… Continue reading Teaching at a Jesuit Institution: Thoughts for Those New to SLU

From the Director, Reviews, Transformative Learning

What is Transformational Teaching, and How Do I Do It?

by Debie Lohe, Director, CTTL Here in the Reinert Center, we talk a lot about teaching that transforms – that is, teaching that changes people, altering fundamentally the way learners understand themselves and others, the way they engage in and contribute to their larger world. But transformation is a tall order (especially for those of… Continue reading What is Transformational Teaching, and How Do I Do It?

From the Director

Celebrations, Reflections, and Warm Wishes from the CTTL

by Debie Lohe, Director for the Reinert CTTL As the fall semester winds down, I want to take a moment to reflect on the semester we’ve had and to wish everyone speedy grading, safe travels, and peaceful holidays. Earlier this month, we held our Fall Certificate Ceremony in the Pere Marquette Gallery, which celebrated the… Continue reading Celebrations, Reflections, and Warm Wishes from the CTTL

Engaging All Learners, From the Director

Teaching at a Jesuit University: A Brief Introduction

by Debra Rudder Lohe, Director, Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning If you’re new to the context of a Jesuit institution, you are probably wondering, What’s a Jesuit? And how does a Jesuit university differ from other kinds of schools? And perhaps even more important, for many, is the question, What do the religious… Continue reading Teaching at a Jesuit University: A Brief Introduction

15-Year Anniversary, CTTL in the News, From the Director, Spotlight on Teaching

Transforming Teaching and Learning at SLU for 15 years: Or is it 20?

by Debra Rudder Lohe, Director Greetings from the newly-christened Paul C. Reinert, S.J. Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning.  Officially, this year marks the 15th anniversary for the Center (formerly, the Reinert Center for Teaching Excellence), but the fact is, we’ve been transforming teaching at Saint Louis University even longer than that. Twenty years ago,… Continue reading Transforming Teaching and Learning at SLU for 15 years: Or is it 20?