The Assertion-Evidence Approach to Scientific Presentations

by Chris Grabau, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center In his 2003 book, The Craft of Scientific Presentations: Critical Steps to Succeed and Critical Errors to Avoid, Associate Professor of engineering communication at Pennsylvania State University,  Michael Alley describes how an “assertion-evidence” approach to scientific presentations can create powerful and memorable learning experiences.  Instead of presenting information […]

Teaching Podcasts

Looking for an easy way to get in some professional development during your summer travels? Teaching in Higher Ed is a free podcasting site with episodes on topics ranging from How to Take a Break to Eliciting and Using Student Feedback. Teaching in Higher Ed http://teachinginhighered.com/episodes/

Looking Back: Reaction or Response?

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center At the beginning of this academic year, I wrote about the importance of moving from reaction to response when teaching in a time of crisis.  That blog post, offered at the start of a new semester, recommended reflection as a means of helping students to avoid “reactive monologue” and […]

Congratulations to the Spring 2015 Certificate in University Teaching Skills Recipients!

The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning honored fifteen Certificate in University Teaching Skills recipients and twelve Foundations Certificate in University Teaching Skills recipients at our Spring Ceremony on Friday, May 1 from 3:30-5:00 in the Level 2 Gallery (second floor, Pius Library). Long-time board member and professor in the School of Social Work, Dr. Sue […]