Assessing Higher-Order Thinking

by Kelly McEnerney, Graduate Assistant, Reinert Center The tendency for students to become consumed with grades at the expense of learning is all too common. It is evidenced in certain questions students ask, such as “do we need to know this?” or “will this be on the exam?” Whatever the response, it then influences students’ […]

Engaging Students to Improve Academic Integrity

by Kim Levenhagen, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training On March 24, 2015, Provost John Etchemendy wrote a letter to all faculty at Stanford University regarding an increasing number of allegations regarding academic dishonesty.  He wrote, “Dishonesty is corrosive in an academic community.”  In his letter he implored faculty to define academic […]

Coming up from the Reinert Center

4th Annual Learning Studio Symposium April 24, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., Des Peres 213 Please join us for our 4th Annual Learning Studio Symposium where past and current Innovative Teaching Fellows will share their perspectives and experiences about teaching in the Learning Studio, a state-of-the-art teaching space designed by a team of faculty and students as part […]

Promoting student self-assessment in the classroom

by Dipti Subramanium, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Reinert Center The idea of student self-assessment is not something that we always think to incorporate into our teaching practices. However, being intentional about involving students in their own learning process is an integral part of a learning cycle as well as effective teaching. Why involve students? Integrating student self-assessment has […]

Extending Discussions Online

by Jerod Quinn, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center “Leading a productive discussion, one that engages students and enhances their understanding, may be the most complex and challenging task in teaching.” – J. Henning, “Leading Discussions: Opening Up the Conversation.” No matter what else happens in my classes, I have the bad habit of equating my effectiveness […]