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 […]

Congratulations to the Spring 2015 Certificate in University Teaching Skills Recipients!

The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning honored fifteen Certificate in University Teaching Skills recipients and twelve Foundations Certificate in University Teaching Skills recipients at our Spring Ceremony on Friday, May 1 from 3:30-5:00 in the Level 2 Gallery (second floor, Pius Library). Long-time board member and professor in the School of Social Work, Dr. Sue […]

Reinert Center’s Winter Institute Explores “Teaching Today’s Learners in Multiple Formats”

Over 75 Saint Louis University faculty members and graduate students braved the cold on January 8, 2015 to take part in the Reinert Center’s annual Winter Institute, which focused this year on “Teaching Today’s Students in Multiple Formats.” Rita-Marie Conrad, of The UC-Berkeley Center for Teaching and Learning, was this year’s keynote speaker. Conrad has […]

Reinert Center Supports Research on Teaching and Learning

Thanks to the vision of Dr. Elena Bray Speth, the Reinert Center’s Mary L. Stephen Faculty Fellow for Scholarly Teaching, on Friday, October 17, 2014, the Reinert Center hosted the first annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Symposium. The symposium showcased IRB-approved research being conducted on teaching and learning by 22 faculty members and graduate […]