How’s it Really Going?: Making Use of Mid-Semester Opportunities for Student Feedback

  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

As instructors, we have a sense of how our courses are going for us, but it's more challenging to gain an accurate sense of how the course is going from our students' perspectives. In this virtual conversation, we'll discuss how to make the most out of the upcoming student midterm […]

Navigating Difficult Conversations in the Classroom

  • Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
Danforth Campus
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

While the classroom can be a space for open, respectful discussion of sensitive or controversial topics, facilitating such discussions can be a challenging prospect. This advanced-level workshop for graduate students and postdocs in the humanities, arts, and social sciences will provide the opportunity for participants to develop strategies for fostering […]

Lessons from Small Teaching: Retrieving

  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Asking students to recall information is a proven strategy to increase learning. In this virtual conversation, we’ll talk about retrieval practice basics and discuss creative techniques to incorporate retrieval practice into your teaching, drawing on the “Retrieving” chapter in James Lang’s book Small Teaching. As we’ll see, retrieval practice goes […]

Graduate Student Postdoc Reading Community Fall 2022

  • Graduate Student/Postdoc Reading Community
TBD
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Join fellow advanced graduate students, postdocs, and CTL staff for sustained cross-disciplinary conversation on critical topics in teaching and learning. The GSPD Reading Community discussions in Fall 2022 will involve chapters from Peter Felten and Leo M. Lambert’s recent book, Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College. In […]

Using Polls to Jumpstart Student Engagement and Collaboration

  • Faculty Workshop
Danforth Campus
Event For:
  • Faculty

Polling is an instructional strategy that faculty can use to anonymously or semi-anonymously engage students in answering questions from background knowledge to personal opinions or experiences with course content and progress. The anonymity of these tools allows students to reflect on their own understanding, feel more comfortable participating in discussion, […]

Writing a Diversity and Inclusion Statement for the Job Market

  • Job Market Workshop
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Increasingly, candidates for academic positions are asked to address their commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity (DEI) in the classroom in their job market materials. In this workshop, we will explore how to communicate this commitment effectively. Participants will examine the purpose of a DEI statement, identify generic expectations and […]

Fall 2022 Faculty Reading Community

  • Faculty Reading Community
TBD
Event For:
  • Faculty

Join fellow faculty and CTL staff for sustained cross-disciplinary conversation on critical topics in teaching and learning. The Faculty Reading Community discussions in Fall 2022 will involve chapters from Peter Felten and Leo M. Lambert’s recent book, Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College. In this book, Felton […]

Creating Accessible and Interactive PDFs for Digital Reading

  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Students read on screens all the time, but due to constraints in digital reading tools, they may not be engaging deeply with the new ideas, worlds, and people available at their fingertips. This virtual conversation introduces several ways to support digital reading, particularly when reading with PDFs, a common document […]

Writing a Diversity and Inclusion Statement for the Job Market

  • Job Market Workshop
Danforth Campus
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Increasingly, candidates for academic positions are asked to address their commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity (DEI) in the classroom in their job market materials. In this workshop, we will explore how to communicate this commitment effectively. Participants will examine the purpose of a DEI statement, identify generic expectations and […]

Writing a Teaching Statement for Promotion at WashU

  • Faculty Workshop
Danforth Campus
Event For:
  • Faculty

In this workshop open to faculty at WashU, we will discuss the teaching philosophy statement component needed as part of documents prepared for promotion at the university. We will examine conventions associated with such statements, describe concrete aspects of your teaching to address in your statement, and offer a space […]

Graduate Student Postdoc Reading Community Fall 2022

  • Graduate Student/Postdoc Reading Community
TBD
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Join fellow advanced graduate students, postdocs, and CTL staff for sustained cross-disciplinary conversation on critical topics in teaching and learning. The GSPD Reading Community discussions in Fall 2022 will involve chapters from Peter Felten and Leo M. Lambert’s recent book, Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College. In […]

Inclusive Teaching in STEM: Creating a Sense of Belonging in Your Classroom

  • STEM Pedagogies Workshop
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

“Do I belong here?” Oftentimes, this is the first question students ask themselves when they are in new and unfamiliar academic environments. Students’ answers to this question are critical because welcoming learning experiences in the classroom can encourage students to persist in their STEM majors and bolster their science identities. […]

Fall 2022 Faculty Reading Community

  • Faculty Reading Community
TBD
Event For:
  • Faculty

Join fellow faculty and CTL staff for sustained cross-disciplinary conversation on critical topics in teaching and learning. The Faculty Reading Community discussions in Fall 2022 will involve chapters from Peter Felten and Leo M. Lambert’s recent book, Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College. In this book, Felton […]

Lessons from Small Teaching: Connecting

  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Educational research has suggested that a fundamental difference between novice learners' understanding and experts' understanding has to do with the complexity of connections among facts, skills, and concepts that they know. Experts have robust, flexible knowledge networks, while novice learners often do not. In Chapter 4 of James Lang's Small […]

Facilitating Inclusive and Engaging Classroom Discussions

  • Faculty Workshop
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

While as faculty we hope to engage student learners, facilitating a true discussion in the classroom is one of the most challenging aspects of teaching with active learning. In this workshop, participants will examine strategies for structuring a successful, inclusive discussion and consider ways to move beyond instructor-student-instructor patterns of […]

Graduate Student Postdoc Reading Community Fall 2022

  • Graduate Student/Postdoc Reading Community
TBD
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Join fellow advanced graduate students, postdocs, and CTL staff for sustained cross-disciplinary conversation on critical topics in teaching and learning. The GSPD Reading Community discussions in Fall 2022 will involve chapters from Peter Felten and Leo M. Lambert’s recent book, Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College. In […]

Fall 2022 Faculty Reading Community

  • Faculty Reading Community
TBD
Event For:
  • Faculty

Join fellow faculty and CTL staff for sustained cross-disciplinary conversation on critical topics in teaching and learning. The Faculty Reading Community discussions in Fall 2022 will involve chapters from Peter Felten and Leo M. Lambert’s recent book, Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College. In this book, Felton […]

Incorporating Active Learning During Class Time

  • Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Research overwhelmingly supports the idea that active learning, “opportunities for students to meaningfully talk and listen, write, read, and reflect on the content, ideas, issues, and concerns of an academic subject” leads to greater learning gains than methods of teaching that situate students as passive receptors of knowledge (Meyer & […]

Efficient, Reflective and Effective Strategies for Grading

  • Foundations in Teaching
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Evaluating student work, particularly for large classes or long assignments, requires time and effort. Graduate students and postdocs can benefit from adopting efficient strategies that help to ensure fair application of points while making good use of their time. Grading can further be a reflective activity that provides feedback to […]

Read&Write: An Assistive Technology for Literacy

  • Tech Training
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Read&Write is a literacy support tool and assistive technology that makes online content more accessible, readable, and inclusive. It includes a variety of tools that support students in reading texts, learning unfamiliar words, researching materials, and proofreading written work. Learn more about how you and your students can use this […]