by Katie Devany, M.S., Program Director & Instructor - Leadership and Organizational Behavior, School for Professional Studies I was selected for the Innovative Teaching Fellowship (ITF) in fall 2017 and taught an introductory entrepreneurship course. My experience differs from many SLU faculty in that I have been teaching online almost exclusively for seven years. While… Continue reading Taking the Guesswork Out of Developing Hybrid Courses
by Scott Sell, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Program Coordinator in Biomedical Engineering For a long time I had wanted to “flip” one of my classes. It was a pedagogy that I was intrigued by, where students are exposed to a significant amount of content prior to class through reading, exercises and videos and then… Continue reading Implementing a Hybrid-Flipped Classroom Model in Biomedical Engineering
by Michael Lewis, Associate Vice President for Faculty Development and Associate Professor of Chemistry I’m currently teaching an upper-level lab course, Biochemistry Laboratory I. The course is required for Biochemistry majors, and given current demand for the course from students in the program, these are the only students in the course; we do not have the room… Continue reading “Teaching” an Upper Level Lab Course
by Kim Levenhagen, Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy A year ago my colleagues and I in the Program in Physical Therapy piloted a wiki project to thread concepts from earlier and current coursework. We have continued with this project, albeit with some improvements. This project stretches the students to scaffold previously learned information in order to… Continue reading Connecting the Dots of Practice: How One Program Improved a Collaborative Wiki Assignment
by Katie Beres, Instructional Liaison, CTTL Dr. Patti Clayton facilitated a workshop for the SLU community on May 7 on the topic of critical reflection. As a follow up to her workshop this article provides a summary of various metacognitive activities (including Clayton’s DEAL model) to support student learning. What are metacognitive activities? Metacognitive activities… Continue reading Teaching Metacognition through Critical Reflection: Strategies and Tools
by Michaella Thornton, Assistant Director for Instructional Design It is an inspiring and instructive privilege to be able to peek inside others' classrooms to experience how others teach, hear how and why teachers make the choices they do for students, learning goals and objectives, and respective disciplines, and to consider how such possibilities may be… Continue reading 2nd Annual Learning Studio Symposium Recap
While The Notebook may be new to some of our readers, our weekly web log, or blog, was first the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning's quarterly newsletter. Then as now, The Notebook will still chronicle the Center's perspectives on pedagogy, teaching with technology, instructional development, the people involved in our programs, services, and resources,… Continue reading Continuing the Tradition of The Notebook with a Twist: The CTTL's Weekly Blog
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?
by Dr. Gina Merys, Assistant Director for Faculty and Graduate Student Development The Center honored a record number of 50 Certificate in University Teaching Skills recipients at our Spring Ceremony on Friday, 4 May. After warm welcomes from Dr. Debra Rudder Lohe, Director of the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning, and Dr. Paaige Turner,… Continue reading Congratulations 2012 CUTS Recipients!
It's a popular question for the contemporary academic -- How do I transfer a face-to-face, traditional classroom experience to an online or blended setting? This summer the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning explored this question by hosting its first Online Teaching and Learning Institute (OTLI) from May 21 through June 1. Nine full-time… Continue reading Collaborative Learning in Action: The Online Teaching and Learning Institute