Gradescope Tips & Tricks for Instructors, AIs, and Graders

  • Tech Training
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

This tech training is for instructors, AIs, and graders using Gradescope to learn additional tips and tricks to make grading even more streamlined. This session will discuss specific features of Gradescope and instructional strategies that can help instructors collect, manage, and grade student submissions more efficiently. Participants are encouraged to […]

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 […]

Editing Videos in Kaltura

  • Tech Training
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Are you recording videos in Zoom or Kaltura this semester and want to learn how to edit them? Join this tech training for a walkthrough of how to edit your videos for length, add/edit captions, split videos, and more. For more information about Kaltura, see: https://ctl.wustl.edu/resources/kaltura/ Note: this training does […]

Jump-Start to Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement Peer Writing Program Fall 2022

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

If you are applying for an academic position, it is increasingly likely that you will be asked to submit a teaching philosophy statement during the application process. Yet, setting aside the time to write your statement and obtaining feedback from colleagues can be challenging with a busy schedule. The Jump-Start […]

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 […]

Lessons from Small Teaching: Retrieving

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

Asking students to recall information is a proven strategy to increase learning. In this virtual conversation, we’ll talk about retrieval practice basics and discuss creative techniques to incorporate retrieval practice into your teaching, drawing on the “Retrieving” chapter in James Lang’s book Small Teaching. As we’ll see, retrieval practice goes […]

Writing a Diversity and Inclusion Statement for the Job Market

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

Increasingly, candidates for academic positions are asked to address their commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity (DEI) in the classroom in their job market materials. In this workshop, we will explore how to communicate this commitment effectively. Participants will examine the purpose of a DEI statement, identify generic expectations and […]

Creating Accessible and Interactive PDFs for Digital Reading

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

Students read on screens all the time, but due to constraints in digital reading tools, they may not be engaging deeply with the new ideas, worlds, and people available at their fingertips. This virtual conversation introduces several ways to support digital reading, particularly when reading with PDFs, a common document […]

Inclusive Teaching in STEM: Creating a Sense of Belonging in Your Classroom

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

“Do I belong here?” Oftentimes, this is the first question students ask themselves when they are in new and unfamiliar academic environments. Students’ answers to this question are critical because welcoming learning experiences in the classroom can encourage students to persist in their STEM majors and bolster their science identities. […]

Lessons from Small Teaching: Connecting

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

Educational research has suggested that a fundamental difference between novice learners' understanding and experts' understanding has to do with the complexity of connections among facts, skills, and concepts that they know. Experts have robust, flexible knowledge networks, while novice learners often do not. In Chapter 4 of James Lang's Small […]

Facilitating Inclusive and Engaging Classroom Discussions

  • Faculty Workshop
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

While as faculty we hope to engage student learners, facilitating a true discussion in the classroom is one of the most challenging aspects of teaching with active learning. In this workshop, participants will examine strategies for structuring a successful, inclusive discussion and consider ways to move beyond instructor-student-instructor patterns of […]

Incorporating Active Learning During Class Time

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

Research overwhelmingly supports the idea that active learning, “opportunities for students to meaningfully talk and listen, write, read, and reflect on the content, ideas, issues, and concerns of an academic subject” leads to greater learning gains than methods of teaching that situate students as passive receptors of knowledge (Meyer & […]

Efficient, Reflective and Effective Strategies for Grading

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

Evaluating student work, particularly for large classes or long assignments, requires time and effort. Graduate students and postdocs can benefit from adopting efficient strategies that help to ensure fair application of points while making good use of their time. Grading can further be a reflective activity that provides feedback to […]

Read&Write: An Assistive Technology for Literacy

  • Tech Training
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Read&Write is a literacy support tool and assistive technology that makes online content more accessible, readable, and inclusive. It includes a variety of tools that support students in reading texts, learning unfamiliar words, researching materials, and proofreading written work. Learn more about how you and your students can use this […]

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 […]

Efficient, Reflective and Effective Strategies for Grading

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

Evaluating student work, particularly for large classes or long assignments, requires time and effort. Graduate students and postdocs can benefit from adopting efficient strategies that help to ensure fair application of points while making good use of their time. Grading can further be a reflective activity that provides feedback to […]

Lessons from Small Teaching: Practicing

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

This virtual conversation is for instructors who assign projects, papers, performances, or other big end-of-term assignments and want to help students produce higher-quality work that showcase their skills. If you have graded student work at the end of the semester that has not met your expectations, this is the session […]

Efficient, Reflective and Effective Strategies for Grading

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

Evaluating student work, particularly for large classes or long assignments, requires time and effort. Graduate students and postdocs can benefit from adopting efficient strategies that help to ensure fair application of points while making good use of their time. Grading can further be a reflective activity that provides feedback to […]

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. For questions about […]

Introduction to Pedagogical Scholarship

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

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, we will define various modes of pedagogical research and discuss similarities and differences between them. Participants will also learn about qualitative and […]