by Gina Merys, Acting Director, Reinert Center The middle of the term is often a time when we take a collective deep breath; we (faculty, students, and staff) have been racing through our days with never enough time, always looking toward the next item to achieve, to complete, to check off our list. At mid-term,… Continue reading An Invitation for Mid-Term Reflection
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
by Sandy Gambill, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center When I signed up to write this blog post, I thought it would be a simple matter of finding some statistics and framing them in the context of the Reinert Center’s annual theme-- justice. After several false starts, I can tell you it was not that simple. There… Continue reading Who is Learning Online?
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)
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
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
by James Fortney, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center The Reinert Center is committed to delivering programs, services, and instructional resources that support inclusive teaching at Saint Louis University. By inclusive teaching, we mean “the intentional use of course design and teaching methods to create equitable learning environments where all learners can be successful, regardless of differences… Continue reading Instructional Resources to Support Transgender Students