Using Twitter to Promote Inclusive Learning

by Gina Merys, Associate Director, Reinert Center While it is easy to think of social media as a place for non-academic conversations or short bursts of impulsive prose, using social media can also be a way to link students’ experiences out of the classroom with what they are learning in the classroom. Not only can […]

Features of an Inclusive Syllabus

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center Creating an inclusive learning environment begins with the course syllabus. In spite of how packed with information our syllabi can be, they often exclude more than they include. Disciplinary jargon and institutional abbreviations, the unwritten academic “rules of the game” we assume all students understand, the tone used when […]

A Creative Teaching Tip that Doesn’t Involve Reinventing the Wheel

by Elizabeth Gockel-Blessing, Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science PROLOGUE: Setting the Stage For over 20 years, I taught a medical laboratory science course that contained an interactive case study unit.  The cases consist of a short introduction of the patient under investigation, the patient’s symptoms, and initial laboratory […]