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 […]

bell hooks and the Power of Teaching: A Reflective Panel Discussion

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

A panel of WashU faculty, administrators, and staff will reflect on the life and legacy of bell hooks, with a particular focus on insights and lessons gleaned from Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom and Teaching Community: a Pedagogy of Hope. This event is open to members of the […]

Designing Compassionate Course Policies

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

In this virtual conversation, we will consider how to craft inclusive, compassionate, and responsive course policies that will set you and your students up for success this spring. We will discuss questions that you can use to find a balance between offering students grace and flexibility with also providing them […]

Teaching on Zoom: A Refresher

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

In this virtual conversation, we will talk through some of the key features of Zoom that might be relevant to your teaching in the first few weeks of the semester. Depending on participant interest, we can discuss setting up Zoom meetings, Zoom settings/permissions, the logistics of breakout rooms, screen sharing, […]

Designing Quick Surveys to Help You Get to Know Your Students

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

One small way to show your students compassion and help reduce their stress is by giving them opportunities to provide feedback about themselves and their experiences in your course. In this session, we will talk about short surveys you can give your students at the beginning of a course to […]

Setting Students up for Success with Goal Setting

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

Goal setting can help students stay focused, motivated, and engaged with your class and course goals. We will discuss ways to incorporate goal setting into the first few weeks of your class and identify how you will set your students up for success with a goal-setting activity. For questions about […]

Invitational Office Hours

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

In this virtual conversation, we will identify ways in which we can encourage students to utilize office hours. For questions about this event, please contact Dr. Denise Leonard at dleonard23@wustl.edu  

Preparing and Delivering a Teaching Demo

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

A campus visit invitation from a search committee is welcome news, but it often comes with a challenging request for a “teaching talk” or “teaching demo.” In this workshop, participants will discuss what makes an effective teaching demonstration that is aligned with other teaching-related job market materials. Participants will learn […]

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 […]

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 […]

Designing Writing Assignments and Grading Criteria

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

Designing effective writing assignments that foster intellectual development and critical thinking among students can be a challenge for instructors. This is an even tougher challenge when students may be unaware of or unschooled in disciplinary expectations for writing. Participants in this workshop will discuss strategies for writing transparent, well-crafted assignment […]

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 […]

Who’s in Charge Here? Negotiating and Establishing Your Authority in the Classroom

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

Managing any instructional space can be one of the more intimidating components for being a new AI.  In this workshop, participants will learn about the factors that shape perceptions of an AI’s authority and how that authority can be used to create and maintain an inclusive, challenging, and fair learning […]

Who’s in Charge Here? Negotiating and Establishing Your Authority in the Classroom

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

Managing any instructional space can be one of the more intimidating components for being a new AI.  In this workshop, participants will learn about the factors that shape perceptions of an AI’s authority and how that authority can be used to create and maintain an inclusive, challenging, and fair learning […]

Who’s in Charge Here? Negotiating and Establishing Your Authority in the Classroom

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

Managing any instructional space can be one of the more intimidating components for being a new AI.  In this workshop, participants will learn about the factors that shape perceptions of an AI’s authority and how that authority can be used to create and maintain an inclusive, challenging, and fair learning […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Supporting the Development of Students’ Critical Reading Skills

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

Undergraduate students often face an uphill battle as they learn to recognize, read, and join disciplinary conversations. Central to this difficulty is the fact that the challenges and expectations associated with reading in one discipline may be very different than those they face in another. In this workshop, participants will […]