Congratulations Spring 2017 Certificate Recipients!

The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning honored 27 Certificate in University Teaching Skills recipients and 13 Foundations Certificate in University Teaching Skills recipients at our spring ceremony on Friday, May 5, 2017 in the Pius Library Level 2 Gallery Adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Dr. Chad Huddleston, began the ceremony […]

6th Annual Learning Studio Symposium

On Wednesday April 19, 2017, Innovative Teaching Fellows presented at the Paul C. Reinert, S.J. Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning’s 6th annual Learning Studio Symposium.  Past and current Innovative Teaching Fellows shared their experiences with course redesign and with teaching in the Learning Studio – Saint Louis University’s award-winning, state-of-the-art teaching space designed by […]

Congratulations Fall 2016 Certificate in University Teaching Skills Recipients!

The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning honored a record number of completions for a fall semester, with eighteen Certificate in University Teaching Skills recipients and six Foundations Certificate in University Teaching Skills recipients at our Fall Ceremony on Friday, December 2, 2016. Dr. Elizabeth Richard, from the Department of Communication, began the ceremony by […]

Reflecting on Diversity Discussions in the Classroom: A Praxis Workshop Follow Up

by Mitch Lorenz and Yang Li, Graduate Assistants, Reinert Center In our final Praxis Workshop of the semester, attendees explored the challenges of broaching the topic of diversity with students in class discussions. Participants reflected on how diversity discussions fit in their classrooms and what challenges they face when planning diversity discussions or when they […]

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 […]

Summer OTLI Session

The Reinert Center recently held two Online Teaching and Learning Institutes (OTLI) to provide an opportunity for faculty to explore effective teaching practices and pedagogy for online teaching. Members of the Reinert Center facilitated discussions on course design, assessment and assignments, creating online course materials, and student engagement. Although the Institute is a great opportunity […]

What Will You Leave Behind?

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center Last week, at our annual May event, Dr. Thomas Landy (Director, Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture at the College of the Holy Cross) talked about the importance of seeing as a foundational aspect of Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit education. He explained that the […]

2016 Winter Institute Reflection

What does it mean to think critically and creatively about teaching? The invitation to do instructional development at the intersection of these two concepts is what guided my participation in the Reinert Center’s Winter Institute on January 7. As each presenter facilitated discussion on a variety of teaching-related topics, I noticed two themes begin to […]

Congratulations Fall 2015 Certificate in University Teaching Skills Recipients!

The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning honored eight Certificate in University Teaching Skills recipients and two Foundations Certificate in University Teaching Skills recipients at our Fall Ceremony on Friday, December 4, 2015 from 3:30-5:00 in Boileau Hall. Long-time board member and professor in the Department of Economics, Dr. Patrick Welch, began the ceremony […]

OTLI 2015 Recap

On June 1st through June 4th, faculty from across the University attended the 6th annual Online Teaching and Learning (OTLI) Institute at The Learning Studio in Des Peres Hall.  The four-day institute provided an opportunity to explore effective teaching practices and pedagogy for teaching.  Members of the Reinert Center facilitated discussions on course design, assessment […]