Congratulations Spring 2016 Certificate in University Teaching Skills Recipients!

The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning will honor 18 Certificate in University Teaching Skills recipients and 10 Foundations Certificate in University Teaching Skills recipients at our spring ceremony on Friday, April 29, 2016 from 3:30-5:00 in the Boileau Hall. Reinert Center Faculty Fellow and assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Science and […]

The Love and Joy of Learning

by Kenneth L. Parker, Steber Professor in Theological Studies In October 1985, I entered a Benedictine monastery in the Mojave Desert to prepare for a life of prayer and reflection. The previous 25 years had been spent in some kind of structured education. I had been formed to earn grades, complete requirements for degrees, and master […]

Establishing Credibility in the Classroom: Day One Tips

by Mitch Lorenz, Graduate Student, Psychology My first teaching assignment fell into my lap unexpectedly at the institution where I received my Master’s degree. This seemed like good fortune and a great opportunity to gain some teaching experience. I was excited to transition from student to teacher but, after a brief period of elation, reality […]

Access and Inclusion in Online Teaching

by James Fortney, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center This past weekend (April 1-2), the Reinert Center hosted an Online Teaching and Learning Institute (OTLI) for accelerated courses. This two-day intensive workshop was designed for faculty with minimal teaching experience in an online format. Participant-driven conversations explored effective teaching practices for any discipline, with special emphases given […]