Teaching Today's Students

Lecture Assistants in Large Lecture Courses

by Asmira Alagic, Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Peyton High, Learning Assistant, Chemistry Monotonous, one-sided, and non-interactive are among several descriptors of common large lecture settings. In order to change student’s perception of dull large lectures, we’ve implemented the use of Learning Assistants (LAs), undergraduate students who, through weekly preparation sessions and a pedagogy course, facilitate discussions… Continue reading Lecture Assistants in Large Lecture Courses

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Pedagogy in Your In-Box

With the start of the new school year, you may be looking for some new ideas about teaching and learning.  Here are three e-mail based resources we in the Reinert Center follow. Tomorrow’s Professor eNewsletter Published 100 times during the academic year. Subscribe at https://tomprof.stanford.edu/ Tomorrow’s Professor is a newsletter published by the Office of… Continue reading Pedagogy in Your In-Box

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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

Teaching Today's Students

Engaging Students to Improve Academic Integrity

by Kim Levenhagen, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training On March 24, 2015, Provost John Etchemendy wrote a letter to all faculty at Stanford University regarding an increasing number of allegations regarding academic dishonesty.  He wrote, “Dishonesty is corrosive in an academic community.”  In his letter he implored faculty to define academic… Continue reading Engaging Students to Improve Academic Integrity

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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