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?

Inclusive Teaching, Jesuit/Ignatian

Jesuit Universities as Sanctuaries for Truth and Justice

by Debra Lohe, Director, Reinert Center Although the spring issue of Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education is already out, I find myself still thinking about the fall issue, which focused on Jesuit universities as “sanctuaries for truth and justice.” (You can read the full issue here: LINK.) From cover to cover, the Fall 2017 issue… Continue reading Jesuit Universities as Sanctuaries for Truth and Justice

Jesuit/Ignatian, Tips on Teaching

Mindful Minutes: Towards a Contemplative Pedagogy

by James Fortney, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center I recently attended a workshop* on contemplative pedagogy at the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD) conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Facilitated by Dr. Michael Sweet from Northeastern University, participants were invited to practice, discuss, and develop mindfulness activities for any teaching situation. Contemplative pedagogy emphasizes… Continue reading Mindful Minutes: Towards a Contemplative Pedagogy

Jesuit/Ignatian, Teaching Today's Students

Real Life, Online Service Learning: One Teacher’s Path

by Kasi Williamson, Assistant Professor & Assistant Chair, Organizational Studies Context: What, Where, and Who I Teach In the School for Professional Studies (SPS) at SLU, I teach communication courses to adult learners, in eight-week terms, in online and on-ground formats. In other words: I get to teach transformative concepts to extraordinary students in a format… Continue reading Real Life, Online Service Learning: One Teacher’s Path

Art & Science of Learning, Jesuit/Ignatian

Preparing Our Students for the Future

by Kim Levenhagen PT, DPT, WCC, Assistant Professor in the Program in Physical Therapy In 2013, Hart Research Associates conducted an online survey of employers’ priorities for hiring today’s graduates.  This detailed analysis provided recommendations on changes that need to occur in education and educational assessment practices.  A brief summary of It Takes More Than a… Continue reading Preparing Our Students for the Future

Jesuit/Ignatian

Justice in Jesuit Education

by Jacob Van Sickle, Graduate Assistant, Reinert Center At the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning, we take the Jesuit identity of Saint Louis University very seriously. “Ignatian pedagogy” is an oft-repeated and discussed idea in our publications and workshops, and its principles thoroughly imbue our programming. Hopefully most if not all instructors at… Continue reading Justice in Jesuit Education