Make Office Hours Great Again

by Mitch Lorenz, Graduate Assistant, Reinert Center The focus on effective teaching within the classroom can overshadow the importance of effective teaching outside of the classroom. Interactions with students outside of class can take many forms, from the post-class clarification to the awkward public run-in, but the most structured outside of class interactions occur during […]

Upcoming Events at the Reinert Center

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Symposium Oct. 23, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m., Boileau Hall The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Symposium will be held on Friday, October 23, 2015. Poster presentations will take place from 2:00-3:00 followed by the ceremony and reception for theJames H. Korn Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Awardfrom 3:00-4:30. We invite all faculty and […]

Thinking Critically about Critical Thinking

by Paul Lynch, Associate Professor, English The question we’ve been asked is straightforward: what do critical and creative thinking look like in your discipline? Mine is rhetoric, and in rhetoric I’m not sure there’s much distinction between critical and creative thinking. There is no way to engage in one without engaging in the other. To […]

Making the Invisible, Visible: Engaging Students in Critical Media Literacy

By Lauren Arend, Assistant Professor, Education A few years ago a graduate student in my statistics course shared with me the website “Spurious Correlations,” a site replete with near perfect statistical correlations between variables such as per capita consumption of margarine and the divorce rate in Maine.  While humor in statistics is always welcome, the […]