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 […]

Community Engaged Teaching

  • Faculty Workshop
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

Community Engaged Courses provide an exciting opportunity for students, faculty, and community partners to work together on issues of joint concern. In these courses, student learning and faculty teaching becomes immediately relevant as students use what they are learning in class for their projects, and community partners are able to […]

When to Flip your Classroom using Lecture Videos

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

The sets of lecture videos that you have recorded over the last semester could be useful for "flipping" your class, where your students watch videos before class and then use class time to engage in other learning activities. We will discuss how you could flip some or all of your […]

Motivating Student Learners

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

Registration for this event has now closed. If you still wish to participate, please contact Dr. Meg Gregory at meggregory@wustl.edu. Students who are motivated learn more learn better than those whose interests, attention, and self-esteem lag during the semester. Participants in this advanced-level workshop will examine the various factors which […]

Fostering an Inclusive Classroom Climate

  • Faculty Workshop
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

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, […]

Asking Questions to Improve Learning

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

Asking questions during class can promote student engagement, foster reflection, and serve as real-time feedback to both students and instructors about where students are at in their learning. However, not all questions are created equally, and not all questioning strategies are effective. This workshop for graduate students and postdocs will […]

Making Student Evaluations Meaningful

  • Faculty Workshop
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

Student evaluations can be stressful, but they also have the potential to provide useful feedback about our teaching. How can we make the most out of the student evaluation process? In this workshop, we'll discuss the role of student evaluations in reflective teaching, how to promote fairness in evaluations, and […]

GSPD Reading Community Fall 2021: Small Teaching (Second Edition)

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

Join fellow advanced-level graduate students, postdocs, and Teaching Center staff for sustained cross-disciplinary conversation on critical topics in teaching and learning! The Graduate Student Postdoc Reading Community (GSPD RC) discussion this fall will focus on chapters from the newly revised and updated Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of […]

Engaging in Equity Pedagogy in STEM Classrooms

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

The STEM education literature suggests that students who are subjected to negative racialized or gendered marginalization in their courses experience a loss in academic motivation and persistence toward their STEM career goals.  The goal of this workshop is to examine the different ways marginalization shows up in our classroom spaces […]

Fall 2021 Faculty Reading Community: Small Teaching (Second Edition)

  • Faculty Reading Community
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

Due to demand, registration for the faculty reading community is now closed. Should you still wish to participate, please contact Meg Gregory at meggregory@wustl.edu. Join colleagues and Center for Teaching and Learning staff for sustained cross-disciplinary conversation on critical topics in teaching and learning! The Faculty Reading Community (FRC) discussion […]

Asking Questions to Improve Learning

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

Asking questions during class can promote student engagement, foster reflection, and serve as real-time feedback to both students and instructors about where students are at in their learning. However, not all questions are created equally, and not all questioning strategies are effective. This workshop for graduate students and postdocs will […]

Teaching for Social Impact

  • Faculty Workshop
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

Teaching and learning the last 18 months has been challenging for many instructors and students.  We are still living in the midst of a global pandemic that is particularly devastating in the US and contending with racism and anti-Blackness.  The presenters responded to this social moment by collaboratively creating a […]

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. This event will […]

Introduction to Pedagogical Scholarship

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

Although this workshop is part of the STEM Pedagogies Series, our discussion will be applicable to any discipline and everyone is welcome! So, you’ve heard the terms scholarly teaching, SoTL, TAR, and DBER but what do they mean? How are they related? In this workshop for graduate students and postdocs, […]

Adopting Inclusive Syllabus Language

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

In addition to providing important university policies and acting as a reference guide for course logistics and requirements, the syllabus is likely one of the first places where students will begin to become acquainted with you and your course. As such, it can begin to set a positive, inclusive tone […]

Resources for Student Mental Health: A Special Virtual Conversation in Coordination with Habif Health and Wellness

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

Given the increasing sense of loneliness and isolation that many students have felt during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever that instructors are aware of resources on campus to support student mental health. In this virtual conversation, a Habif counselor will discuss available services, provide information about making […]

Using EdTech Tools to Build Social Connection

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

In this virtual conversation, you will try out several quick activities that use WashU EdTech tools to build social connection. We will discuss how you can easily adapt the activities for your class to engage students with you and one another. For questions about this event, please contact Dr. Sally […]

Putting Your Student Evals to Work in the New Semester

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

You've received your student course evaluations from last semester, but now what? In this session, we’ll discuss how to interpret your evals - good or bad - and how to use the results to inform your teaching in the Spring semester. For questions about this event, please contact Dr. Rick […]

Poll Everywhere Basics Training

  • Faculty Workshop
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

At this hour-long faculty training, participants will learn the basics of Poll Everywhere. We will discuss: activity types in Poll Everywhere, how to create and run your first activity, and how to navigate the web application. We will also discuss how to get started with PowerPoint, Keynote, and Google Slides […]

Savoring Teaching Successes

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

It can be easy to fall into the trap of focusing on the negatives in teaching—the day the room projector wouldn’t work, the student who complained about a grade, the class activity that didn’t go as planned. In this virtual conversation, we will discuss easy-to-use strategies to help shift your […]