Tapping Into Creativity Through Lateral Thinking

by Jeanne Eichler, MOT, OTR/L, MT, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Here is the scenario…. We find ourselves stuck in a method of thinking or doing things that is more out of habit than of passion…. eventually taking all aspects of creativity out of the process and putting us on auto pilot…. leading to […]

Portfolios as Tools for Reflection

by Gina Merys, Associate Director, Reinert Center This past weekend (March 18-19), the Reinert Center co-hosted our annual Academic Portfolio Retreat. Over a two day period, invited facilitator, Dr. Marilyn Miller led 25 faculty members through writing a beginning draft of each of the sections of their academic portfolio for tenure and/or promotion. Attending this […]

Creative Thought in Philosophy

by Luís Pinto de Sá, Graduate Student, Philosophy At a sufficient level of generality, creative thought in philosophy does not differ much from creative thought in other fields. I suppose that by “creative” we mean both new and interesting. If so, no creative thinker can afford to ignore the work of those that preceded her. […]

Fostering Self-Reflection at Mid-Term

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center Mid-term can be a powerful time for reflection – reflection for you on how you’re experiencing your teaching, reflection for students on how they’re experiencing their learning. For students who have found course content challenging during the first half of the semester, it can be a time when the […]