Dynamic Lectures: Plan and Deliver More Engaging Classes

  • Faculty Workshop
Danforth Campus
Event For:
  • Faculty

Lectures can be an effective way to transmit new information, model problemsolving, and communicate enthusiam for the subject. Learn simple, research-based techniques to plan and deliver dynamic lectures and to boost student engagement. For questions about this faculty workshop, please contact Dr. Eric Fournier, Director of Educational Development. Registration

Improving Access and Understanding when Teaching with Visuals

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

If you teach using images, graphs, diagrams, charts, or models, join this virtual conversation to examine how to better support your students in using them in your class. We will discuss how students and assistive technologies may struggle to parse and understand visuals as well as ways to help your […]

Improving Access and Understanding when Teaching with Visuals

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

If you teach using images, graphs, diagrams, charts, or models, join this virtual conversation to examine how to better support your students in using them in your class. We will discuss how students and assistive technologies may struggle to parse and understand visuals as well as ways to help your […]

Spring 2023 Faculty Reading Community (FRC)

  • 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 Spring 2023 will involve chapters from Kelly Hogan and Viji Sathy's recent book, Inclusive Teaching: Strategies for Promoting Equity in the College Classroom. In this book, Hogan […]

ChatGPT: Implications for Teaching and Learning

  • Panel Discussion
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Join a panel of scholars and instructors across Washington University for a discussion of how teaching and learning will be affected by Chat GPT–a powerful language model that uses artificial intelligence to generate human-like text. These experts will dissect the history, ethics, technical constraints, teaching challenges, and future opportunities associated […]

Incorporating ChatGPT into Your Assignments

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

In this virtual conversation we will explore ways to incorporate ChatGPT into assignments as a way to develop students' critical thinking and information literacy skills. For questions about this virtual conversation, please contact Dr. Eric Fournier, Director of Educational Development. Registration

Spaced Practice with Canvas Quizzes

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

Engage students in applying course content more regularly by implementing Canvas quizzes or surveys outside of class time. Providing space between your lecture and a quiz in Canvas can help students better process and review what they learned. We will discuss ways to implement spaced practice with tips on using […]

Spaced Practice with Canvas Quizzes

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

Engage students in applying course content more regularly by implementing Canvas quizzes or surveys outside of class time. Providing space between your lecture and a quiz in Canvas can help students better process and review what they learned. We will discuss ways to implement spaced practice with tips on using […]

Incorporating ChatGPT into Your Assignments

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

In this virtual conversation we will explore ways to incorporate ChatGPT into assignments as a way to develop students' critical thinking and information literacy skills. For questions about this virtual conversation, contact Dr. Eric Fournier, Director of Educational Development.   Registration

Help Students Help Themselves by Fostering Self-Regulation in Your Classes

  • Faculty Workshop
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

Help your students identify effective learning strategies and, importantly, follow through on using them. We will discuss self-regulation, which helps students plan, monitor, and assess how they learn, as they learn. Self-regulation can promote transparency about students' learning processes and outcomes as well as clarity around obstacles that may impede […]

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 […]

Adopting Inclusive Language Practices in the Classroom

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

In this virtual conversation, we will consider the importance of adopting inclusive language practices in the classroom. In particular, we will focus on best practices for addressing students, suggestions for adoption of gender inclusive alternatives to binary assumptive language, and suggestions for inclusive descriptive language practices. We will also consider […]

Supporting Students in Distress

  • Co-Sponsored Event
  • Faculty Workshop
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

As we pass the middle of the semester, we enter a time when students increasingly struggle to maintain their mental health and well-being. In this workshop, we will discuss signs that a student may be in distress and work through a variety of scenarios to consider strategies for how instructors […]

Helping Students Make the Most of Instructor Feedback

  • Faculty Workshop
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

Instructors dedicate many hours each semester to commenting on and evaluating student work, but is this feedback helping students to improve in the ways that we want it to? Are the students actually taking the time to read our feedback? In this workshop, participants will learn about how students traditionally […]

Adopting Inclusive Language Practices in the Classroom

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

In this virtual conversation, we will consider the importance of adopting inclusive language practices in the classroom. In particular, we will focus on best practices for addressing students, suggestions for adoption of gender inclusive alternatives to binary assumptive language, and suggestions for inclusive descriptive language practices. We will also consider […]

Creating Question Prompts that Focus on Process over Product

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

The process of learning to think, fail, and create with disciplinary content requires students to engage deeply with your course concepts and reflect on their own professional growth. This virtual conversation will explore how to design specific prompts and questions in your midcourse or final assignments that focus on process […]

Helping Students Make the Most of Instructor Feedback

  • Faculty Workshop
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

Instructors dedicate many hours each semester to commenting on and evaluating student work, but is this feedback helping students to improve in the ways that we want it to? Are the students actually taking the time to read our feedback? In this workshop, participants will learn about how students traditionally […]

Creating Question Prompts that Focus on Process over Product

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

The process of learning to think, fail, and create with disciplinary content requires students to engage deeply with your course concepts and reflect on their own professional growth. This virtual conversation will explore how to design specific prompts and questions in your midcourse or final assignments that focus on process […]

Using the Jigsaw Method to Increase Student Engagement

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

In a jigsaw, students work in small, interdependent groups with individuals given the responsibility for becoming “expert” in one aspect of a topic that they then teach to their peers in order to accomplish a group learning goal. Participants in this virtual conversation will learn how to design and manage […]

Crickets in the Classroom: Quick Tips for Jump-Starting Conversation When Participation Lags

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

In this virtual conversation, we’ll first reflect on reasons why students might be reluctant to participate during class time. Then, we’ll discuss strategies for responding to “crickets” in the classroom including some options (both high tech and low tech) for changing things up when large group discussion isn’t working as […]

Crickets in the Classroom: Quick Tips for Jump-Starting Conversation When Participation Lags

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

In this virtual conversation, we’ll first reflect on reasons why students might be reluctant to participate during class time. Then, we’ll discuss strategies for responding to “crickets” in the classroom including some options (both high tech and low tech) for changing things up when large group discussion isn’t working as […]

Bringing Equity into Assessment

  • Faculty Workshop
Danforth Campus
Event For:
  • Faculty

How can we make sure that our assessment practices are equitable for all of our students? In this workshop, we will discuss principles of equitable assessments and consider how we might implement these in our courses. Participants in the workshop will leave with concrete strategies to revise existing assessments and […]