Teaching and Justice

Resources for Teaching and Justice

by James Fortney, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) steering committee on justice was created in 2002 with a charge “to coordinate, convene, communicate, and connect persons and institutions devoted to justice in Jesuit higher education” (Justice Web, 2018). A valuable resource that has emerged from that initial charge… Continue reading Resources for Teaching and Justice

Teaching and Justice

Student Attendance Accommodations

by James Fortney, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center An attendance accommodation is an understanding that a student’s medical diagnosis may impact their ability to attend class. It is also a way to support students whose absences may require flexibility as they complete course requirements. As such, an attendance accommodation is an opportunity to work with students… Continue reading Student Attendance Accommodations

Teaching and Justice

Universal Instructional Design (UID)

by James Fortney, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center Universal instructional design (UID) is a pedagogical framework used to help design courses that are accessible for all students, including students with disabilities. We have described this approach to course design in previous blogs [LINK] and considered ways to apply it to different teaching contexts and situations (e.g.,… Continue reading Universal Instructional Design (UID)

From the Director, Teaching and Justice

Teaching and Justice

by Gina Merys, Acting Director, Reinert Center The university must carry out this general commitment [to transform and enlighten the society in which it lives] with the means uniquely at its disposal: we as an intellectual community must analyze causes; use imagination and creativity together to discover remedies; communicate to our constituencies a consciousness that… Continue reading Teaching and Justice

Reviews, Teaching and Justice

Book Review: Diversity, Social Justice, and Inclusive Excellence

by James Fortney, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center Staff in the Reinert Center are continually researching and developing resources to support inclusive teaching and learning at Saint Louis University. You can access the current inclusive teaching resources available on our website by clicking here [LINK]. A goal of this ongoing work is to share resources that… Continue reading Book Review: Diversity, Social Justice, and Inclusive Excellence