Adopting a “Growth Mindset” for Your Own Practice

by the Reinert Center Staff Last week, several members of the Reinert Center staff attended the annual conference of POD – the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, the premier professional society for people who do what we do.  Much of the conference focused on the field of educational development – the research, […]

Connecting the Dots of Practice: How One Program Improved a Collaborative Wiki Assignment

by Kim Levenhagen, Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy A year ago my colleagues and I in the Program in Physical Therapy piloted a wiki project to thread concepts from earlier and current coursework.  We have continued with this project, albeit with some improvements.  This project stretches the students to scaffold previously learned information in order to […]

2013 James H. Korn Award Recipients

The Reinert Center is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the James H. Korn Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award, the Teaching and Learning Team from Interprofessional Education. Members of the team include: Irma Ruebling (Director of the IPE Center), Rebecca Banks (Social Work),  Judy Carlson (Nursing),  Ginge Kettenbach (Physical Therapy),  Kathy Kienstra (Radiation […]

The Reinert Center Recognized as a Finalist for POD Innovation Award

by Michaella Thornton, Assistant Director for Instructional Design, Reinert Center Last week in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the 38th Annual POD Network Conference, Reinert Center Director, Dr. Debra Rudder Lohe, presented her findings on “The Open Studio: Extending the Traditional Workshop” as one of 24 POD Innovation Award nominees.  The creative idea that Debie shared with […]

Teaching the Graduate Seminar

by Gina Merys, Assistant Director, Reinert Center In a recent Chronicle of Higher Education article, “Student-Centered Graduate Teaching,” the author asks, “if most academics want to teach graduate students, why do so few of us think hard about how to do it?” (Cassuto, 2013). While I disagree with the premise that instructors of graduate seminars […]