Teaching Online: A 24 X 7 Job

by Sandy Gambill, Senior Instructional Developer, Reinert Center When working with professors to develop online courses, the questions I get asked most often have to do with student contact. How will I communicate with my students? How will I keep this from becoming a 24 x 7 job? These are certainly valid concerns, especially when […]

Teaching Center Work as “After Pedagogy”: A Personal Reflection

by Gina Merys, Associate Director, Reinert Center Last Fall, I had the pleasure of reading After Pedagogy: The Experience of Teaching, by Saint Louis University’s own Paul Lynch, Ph.D. (Associate Professor in the Department of English), and to discuss it on a panel created in its honor. What follows here is an adaptation of my […]

Book Review: Small Changes in Teaching

by Sandy Gambill, Sr. Instructional Developer, Reinert Center Often when we think about course design or learning new teaching practices, it’s easy to become paralyzed by the seemingly enormous task. That’s why the recent James M. Lang series on Small Changes in Teaching in the Chronicle of Higher Education is compelling as a reminder that sometimes […]

The Culturally Responsive Teaching Academy Enters Second Year

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center The newest members of the Reinert Center’s Culturally Responsive Teaching Academy (CRTA) convened last week for a four-day summer institute, the first commitment in the program. First piloted last year, the CRTA is a year-long development opportunity for SLU faculty and graduate student instructors who teach INTO-SLU Pathway courses […]