Spring 2022 Graduate Student and Postdoc Reading Community

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

Join fellow graduate students, postdocs, and CTL staff for sustained cross-disciplinary conversation on critical topics in teaching and learning. The GSPD Reading Community discussion this spring will involve chapters from Harriet Schwartz's recent book, Connected Teaching: Relationship, Power, and Mattering in Higher Education. In this book, Schwartz argues for "connected […]

Collaborative Learning in STEM

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

Education research suggests that students acquire and retain knowledge most effectively by engaging in collaborative learning groups with peers. In this workshop, we will discuss the structure and philosophy behind a number of formal evidence-based, collaborative group structures such as POGIL (Process-Oriented Guided-Inquiry Learning), TBL (Team-Based Learning), and PBL (Problem-Based […]

Spring 2022 Faculty Reading Community

  • Faculty Reading Community
Via Zoom
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 discussion this spring will involve chapters from Harriet Schwartz's recent book, Connected Teaching: Relationship, Power, and Mattering in Higher Education. In this book, Schwartz argues for "connected teaching," teaching […]

Language Teaching Spring Showcase: Show and Tell

  • Coalition for Language Teaching & Learning Event
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

The CTL and the Coalition for Language Teaching & Learning invite language instructors from across departments to participate in our Spring Showcase Show & Tell Event, which will feature instructors briefly sharing a favorite in-class student engagement strategy that might transfer to other language-teaching contexts. This event is meant to […]

Beyond Busywork: Infusing a Sense of Purpose into Assignment Design

  • Faculty Workshop
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

Students sometimes dismiss assignments with a scathing review: “it’s just busy work”.  One way to avoid this is to clearly identify the purpose behind a given assignment. Being transparent about the purpose of an assignment can add clarity and meaning to student work.  Students should recognize how an assignment will benefit their […]

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

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

If you are applying for an academic position, it is likely that you will be asked to submit a teaching philosophy statement during the application process. Participants in this Job Market series workshop will learn about why academic search committees request teaching materials such as the teaching philosophy statement and […]

Closing the Semester with Reflective Writing

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

Reflective writing has long been seen as a powerful tool for supporting student learning. It can increase metacognition (students’ thinking about their own thinking), and encourage elaboration, a process by which students enhance and clarify information learned in their own way. Additionally, reflective writing can also support students in taking […]

Fostering an Inclusive Classroom Climate

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

While the classroom can offer a space for open, respectful dialogue, it can also feel isolating or even hostile for student learners. What can instructors do to make the classroom a space for positive, fruitful collaboration? What does it take to create a truly inclusive classroom climate? In this workshop, […]

Spring 2022 Graduate Student and Postdoc Reading Community

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

Join fellow graduate students, postdocs, and CTL staff for sustained cross-disciplinary conversation on critical topics in teaching and learning. The GSPD Reading Community discussion this spring will involve chapters from Harriet Schwartz's recent book, Connected Teaching: Relationship, Power, and Mattering in Higher Education. In this book, Schwartz argues for "connected […]

Planning and Organizing a Class Session

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

It’s your first time designing a class session on your own, where do you begin? In this workshop, participants will learn the process for designing an effective class session, including considering the context, setting learning objectives, and making a lesson plan. Participants will also have an opportunity to discuss how […]

Creating a Teaching Portfolio

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

For teaching-focused positions, it’s common on the academic job market to be asked for “evidence of teaching effectiveness” or a “teaching portfolio.” In this workshop for graduate students and postdocs, participants will identify key components of a teaching portfolio and discover appropriate structures and organizational strategies for their teaching related […]

Planning and Organizing a Class Session

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

It’s your first time designing a class session on your own, where do you begin? In this workshop, participants will learn the process for designing an effective class session, including considering the context, setting learning objectives, and making a lesson plan. Participants will also have an opportunity to discuss how […]

Spring 2022 Faculty Reading Community

  • Faculty Reading Community
Via Zoom
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 discussion this spring will involve chapters from Harriet Schwartz's recent book, Connected Teaching: Relationship, Power, and Mattering in Higher Education. In this book, Schwartz argues for "connected teaching," teaching […]

Effective Student Evaluations and Question Personalization

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

Instructors have the opportunity to add up to three custom questions to their student course evaluations during the question personalization period. In this session, we'll discuss how to write effective questions, increase student response rates, and generally make the most out of the student course evaluation process. Registration:  

Gratitude Boards with Padlet

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

Use fun and colorful Padlet boards to celebrate successes, share shout-outs, and identify milestones in your class. We will practice creating and posting to Padlets that you can adapt for use with your students. Prior registration is required, and participant limits are set at 20 to ensure that all will […]

Inclusive Research Mentoring

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

A research experience is high impact educational practice that can provide many benefits for students: career support, a sense of belonging, and access to resources to graduate programs. For underrepresented and first-generation students, these opportunities greatly enhance student success and positively shape one’s science identity.  This workshop is designed to […]

10th Annual GSPD Recognition Reception

  • Reception
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

The Center for Teaching and Learning cordially invites you to the 10th Annual Graduate Student and Postdoc Recognition Reception to honor graduate students and postdocs who have achieved a level in our Professional Development in Teaching Program, attended the SoTL seminar, completed EPIC, or served on our Graduate Student Advisory […]

Course Design Institute: May 23 – May 27

  • Institute
Online
Event For:
  • Faculty

Redesigning a course this summer? Tackling a new-to-you course or a brand new course in the fall? New to WashU and/or new to designing your own course? The CTL’s Course Design Institute (CDI) is for you! This week-long course design institute will guide participants in planning and preparing to teach […]

Course Design Institute: May 23 – May 27

  • Institute
Online
Event For:
  • Faculty

Redesigning a course this summer? Tackling a new-to-you course or a brand new course in the fall? New to WashU and/or new to designing your own course? The CTL’s Course Design Institute (CDI) is for you! This week-long course design institute will guide participants in planning and preparing to teach […]

Course Design Institute: May 23 – May 27

  • Institute
Online
Event For:
  • Faculty

Redesigning a course this summer? Tackling a new-to-you course or a brand new course in the fall? New to WashU and/or new to designing your own course? The CTL’s Course Design Institute (CDI) is for you! This week-long course design institute will guide participants in planning and preparing to teach […]

Course Design Institute: May 23 – May 27

  • Institute
Online
Event For:
  • Faculty

Redesigning a course this summer? Tackling a new-to-you course or a brand new course in the fall? New to WashU and/or new to designing your own course? The CTL’s Course Design Institute (CDI) is for you! This week-long course design institute will guide participants in planning and preparing to teach […]

Course Design Institute: May 23 – May 27

  • Institute
Online
Event For:
  • Faculty

Redesigning a course this summer? Tackling a new-to-you course or a brand new course in the fall? New to WashU and/or new to designing your own course? The CTL’s Course Design Institute (CDI) is for you! This week-long course design institute will guide participants in planning and preparing to teach […]