Teaching and Justice

Title IX at SLU: How We Support Students

by Anna R. Kratky, SLU Title IX Coordinator When students are asked what words come to mind when thinking about Title IX, the most common responses are sexual assault and equality. When faculty are asked that same question, the answers are usually mandatory reporting and legal obligations. This highlights the progress the Office of Institutional… Continue reading Title IX at SLU: How We Support Students

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Teaching 1619: A Challenge

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center This year marks the 400th anniversary of what is often referred to as the start of American slavery -- the documented selling of 20+ African human beings to British colonists in Jamestown, Virginia. While the transatlantic slave trade was alive well before this transaction, and while some have argued… Continue reading Teaching 1619: A Challenge

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College Student Mental Health: The New Normal

by Christina Tisher, Coordinator of Clinical Research, Graduate Student Wellness, and Disability Outreach,University Counseling Center  Mental health challenges are real and tangible forces in the lives of college students today. According to a national survey of nearly 20,000 undergraduate students, the three most frequently reported factors that negatively impacted students’ academic success were anxiety (27.4%), sleep difficulties… Continue reading College Student Mental Health: The New Normal

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Culturally Responsive Teaching Academy Begins Fifth Year

This June, the Reinert Center welcomed its fifth cohort of faculty and graduate students in the Culturally Responsive Teaching Academy with the summer institute of the same name. The Culturally Responsive Teaching Institute is a four-day, intensive workshop that includes a combination of informational presentations, interactive workshops and discussions, and individual work time. The summer… Continue reading Culturally Responsive Teaching Academy Begins Fifth Year

Teaching and Justice

Incorporating Social Justice into Infectious Diseases and Disaster Preparedness Education

by Terri Rebmann, Director, Institute for Biosecurity, Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics There are multiple definitions of social justice, but at the root of them all is the belief that all individuals have value and should have equal access to resources. As a Professor who studies and teaches infectious disease epidemiology and disaster preparedness within… Continue reading Incorporating Social Justice into Infectious Diseases and Disaster Preparedness Education

Teaching and Justice

Creating an Inclusive Environment in Healthcare

by Kim Levenhagen, Associate Professor, Program in Physical Therapy According to a report from the United States Census Bureau, by 2020, more than half of the nation’s children will belong to a minority race or ethnic group. Yet as our country grows more diverse each year, our healthcare facilities continue to lag in creating a… Continue reading Creating an Inclusive Environment in Healthcare

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Inclusive Teaching Creates Just Learning Environments

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center In keeping with the Reinert Center’s theme of teaching and justice, I’ve been thinking about the ways in which a commitment to inclusive teaching is a commitment to creating just learning environments for students. Earlier this semester, the Ignatian Pedagogy Institute explored two layers to be considered when teaching… Continue reading Inclusive Teaching Creates Just Learning Environments