by Eric Royer, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center Hope can be found everywhere in our daily lives. We’re hopeful for a better world -- one that’s devoid of societal injustices, political divisions, and economic malaise. We hope for a rewarding career and strong relationships with family and friends. We’re hopeful for a returned sense of normalcy… Continue reading Embodying Hope in the Classroom
by Robert Cole, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center I was recently scrolling through my social media feed and happened upon a proclamation that the individual making the post was no longer calling class participation, participation. That instead he was calling it engagement. And then, he went on to delineate several facets of what engagement meant in… Continue reading Participation, Engagement, and Grading – Oh my!
by Eric Royer, Instructional Developer The Omicron variant surging throughout the United States -- leading to a dramatic uptick in positive cases, even among fully-vaccinated individuals -- has already disrupted planning for the start of new spring semester. There may be instances where some of your students are attending virtually for the first few weeks.… Continue reading Managing an Uncertain Start to Spring 2022
by Gina Merys, Acting Director, Reinert Center As a way to mark the 500th anniversary of Ignatius of Loyola’s conversion, the Society of Jesus will be celebrating an Ignatian year (May 2021-July 2022). The Reinert Center has chosen to mark this important year by focusing on Ignatian Pedagogy as our theme for the academic year.… Continue reading The Reinert Center Celebrates the Ignatian Year
The Reinert Center has several ways to provide various kinds of pedagogical support for teaching amid tragic events. Please see our resource guides on Student and Faculty Well-Being (we frequently add new resources, so check back often), and you can make an appointment for an individual consultation to discuss your specific teaching situation.
Tea For Teaching is a podcast produced by the SUNY-Oswego Center for Teaching. The latest episode, dated August 26, offers some advice for returning to the classroom. https://feed.podbean.com/teaforteaching/feed.xml
A new resource guide on Building the Journal Tool in Canvas has been posted to the Reinert Center website [LINK]. If you want to find more information on Canvas at SLU, visit this webpage. If you have ideas for resource guide topics you would like to see posted, share them here (LINK).
The Course Design Institute is a two-week immersive experience that will spark new ways of thinking about your course, empower you to prioritize what matters most to you, and help you to create clear learning paths for students. Most CDI participants leave with 80-90% of their courses designed. Grounded in research and based on a… Continue reading Course Design Institute Registration Open
by Eric Royer, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning In the near future, we hope for a return to regular, or semi-regular, in-person instruction, albeit with some modifications and social distancing guidelines remaining in place. Planning, now, for a shift back to fully in-person teaching is important, yet many of us are… Continue reading When we return, what follows?
The sessions described below are scheduled and conducted by ITS, not the Reinert Center. If you have any questions, please contact Dan Beedy, Classroom Technology Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org). To prepare for the spring semester, ITS will offer classroom technology training sessions and classroom visit days for faculty. The purpose of these sessions are to provide an overview of the technology in our classrooms, an opportunity to… Continue reading ITS Classroom Training Sessions