Pooled Classroom Tour

  • Tour
Eads Hall Rm. 105
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Teaching in a pooled classroom for the first time? Not sure how to navigate the technology in the classroom? Want to get comfortable with the computer and projector before classes start? Drop in to Eads 105 any time between 9-11am or 2-4pm for a hands-on tour of mics, cameras, and […]

Taking Your Course’s Pulse

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

With everything going on this semester, how can you tell if your students are struggling, especially relatively early on in the term? Encourage a sense of belonging in your course by checking in with students to see how things are going from their perspective. In this virtual conversation, we'll discuss […]

Finding Their Place: Helping Students Develop a Sense of Belonging

  • Faculty Workshop
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

Social belonging, “one’s personal belief that one is an accepted member of an academic community— whose presence and contributions are valued” is being recognized in research as a key component of student success and well-being in college classrooms (Good, Rattan, Dweck, 2012, p. 701). Yet, many factors can impede students’ […]

Polling Questions that Promote a Growth Mindset

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

Help students expand their thinking through poll questions that require reflection on their perspectives and understanding of course content. In this virtual conversation, we will discuss different types of poll questions that you can pose to help students reexamine their own learning, adopt a growth mindset, and persist through difficulties […]

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 […]

Tech Training: Advanced Video Editing

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

Learn how to edit your lecture videos using free and easy-to-use video editing software from Canva. Attendees will learn how to splice and enhance videos from Zoom and Kaltura. Prior registration is required, and participant limits are set at 20 to ensure that all will have the chance to discuss […]

Making Canvas Discussions Meaningful

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

Canvas discussions can be a great way to help build social connection between students in your course. Yet, often conversations can feel stilted or disjointed. This virtual conversation will examine ways to make the most out of Canvas discussions. We will discuss strategies for developing discussion thread prompts, doing group […]

Collaborative Learning in Lecture Courses

  • Faculty Workshop
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

Do you have a lecture based course? Interested in adding short, easy-to-create collaborative exercises within your existing course structure? Exercises that will help facilitate your students' learning? In this workshop, we will discuss how to incorporate active-learning style group-work into any lecture course, no matter if the class is large […]

Creating Social Connection Through 2-Stage Exams

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

We usually think of exams as solo endeavors, but two-stage exams add a second group component to the process. In a two-stage exam, students first take an exam by themselves and then retake the same exam together in a group. In this virtual conversation, we will discuss two-stage exams, their […]

Supporting Students in Distress

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

As we approach 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 […]

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 […]

Student Voices: Compassionate Teaching Practices and Policies

  • Panel Discussion
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

Seeking feedback on your course policy regarding late work, attendance, and more? Need help determining when to offer flexibility to support the students who need it? Want advice on how to tweak your existing policies so that it reduces stress for you and your students? Get student perspectives on your […]

Mindfulness as a Pedagogical Tool

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

To be mindful is to be engaged in the present moment rather than reliving past experiences or worrying about future events.   Being in the present moment enhances one’s focus and creativity, reduces stress, and improves overall well-being.  In this virtual conversation, we will examine the pedagogical role of mindfulness and […]

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 […]

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement for Promotion at WashU (A&S NTT Faculty)

  • Faculty Workshop
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

In this workshop open to NTT A&S 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]