Remembering Dr. Cheryl Cavallo

by Debra Rudder Lohe, PhD, CTTL Director On Sunday, I received the news that Dr. Cheryl Cavallo – faculty emerita in the Program for Physical Therapy here at SLU – had lost her long, difficult battle with cancer.  This news is sad for all who had the great pleasure of knowing Cheryl, and for us here […]

A Resolution for the New Year: More Mindful Teaching

by Debie Lohe, Director for the Reinert CTTL As we head into a new year (and a new semester), I have been contemplating resolutions, like many of you.  Most years, I enter the early days of January with a resolution or twelve, for all the changes I’ll make, all the walks I’ll take, all the books […]

Celebrations, Reflections, and Warm Wishes from the CTTL

by Debie Lohe, Director for the Reinert CTTL As the fall semester winds down, I want to take a moment to reflect on the semester we’ve had and to wish everyone speedy grading, safe travels, and peaceful holidays. Earlier this month, we held our Fall Certificate Ceremony in the Pere Marquette Gallery, which celebrated the […]

Teaching at a Jesuit University: A Brief Introduction

by Debra Rudder Lohe, Director, Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning If you’re new to the context of a Jesuit institution, you are probably wondering, What’s a Jesuit? And how does a Jesuit university differ from other kinds of schools? And perhaps even more important, for many, is the question, What do the religious […]

Transforming Teaching and Learning at SLU for 15 years: Or is it 20?

by Debra Rudder Lohe, Director Greetings from the newly-christened Paul C. Reinert, S.J. Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning.  Officially, this year marks the 15th anniversary for the Center (formerly, the Reinert Center for Teaching Excellence), but the fact is, we’ve been transforming teaching at Saint Louis University even longer than that. Twenty years ago, […]

What’s in a Name? by Dr. Debra Rudder Lohe, Director

Welcome to the Center’s new website – and our new blog-format version of The Notebook (formerly, our quarterly newsletter)!  As you look around, those of you who have been involved with the Center for a while will notice something else is new: our name.  Beginning on Sunday, July 1, 2012, the Paul C. Reinert, S.J. […]

Meet the CTTL’s Newest Staff Member

In June, the CTTL welcomed its newest staff member, Katie Beres, who serves as Instructional Liaison for Faculty and Graduate Student Development.  Under the direction of Dr. Gina Merys, Katie works closely with graduate students and faculty enrolled in our Certificate Programs, and she assists with the creation, implementation, and assessment of programs focused on teaching […]