What Should We Know about Stereotype Threat?

Recently, the Reinert Center hosted two book group discussions on Claude Steele’s Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do. A readable distillation of Steele’s social psychological research on stereotypes and identity (as well as subsequent research inspired by his work), the book can help us to understand educational performance gaps between […]

Fostering Self-Reflection at Mid-Term

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center Mid-term can be a powerful time for reflection – reflection for you on how you’re experiencing your teaching, reflection for students on how they’re experiencing their learning. For students who have found course content challenging during the first half of the semester, it can be a time when the […]

Upcoming Events: March 2016

Teaching with Technology: Effective Practices for Lecture/Lesson Capture March 3, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Des Peres 213 To register, click here.   Ignatian Pedagogy Institute March 10, Il Monastero, St. Louise Room During this day-long institute, participants will increase and deepen their knowledge of Ignatian Pedagogy as an extension of Ignatian spirituality using the lens of imagination. Through multiple interactive sessions, […]

Reinert Center Announces Fall 2016 Innovative Teaching Fellows

The Reinert Center is pleased to announce Fall 2016 Innovative Teaching Fellows. These fellows will work with the center’s instructional developers in the spring 2015 session to prepare for teaching in the learning studio in fall 2016. The fellows and their courses are: Chris Carroll, Ph.D., Civil Engineering “Structural Analysis” Cathleen Fleck, Ph.D, Fine and […]

The Reinert Center Welcomes New Staff

The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning enthusiastically announces the newest members of our staff. Instructional Developer: James Fortney James has been teaching undergraduate courses on communication, identity, and difference for nearly a decade. Prior to joining the Center, he was faculty in the Department of Communication Studies at Western Washington University. He also […]

Embracing Challenging Students

by Mitch Lorenz, Graduate Assistant, Reinert Center Following thoughtful class design, lecture preparation, online class portal updating, and first day of class clothing selection comes the time when we, as teachers, must step into the classroom and actually interact with students. Regardless of the degree of preparation, unexpected problems may arise as students begin to […]

Reinert Center Pilots New Program on Culturally Responsive Teaching

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center Next week, the Reinert Center will launch a pilot for a new program focused on helping SLU faculty and graduate student instructors design and teach courses in ways that are culturally responsive.  While the particular emphasis for the pilot is on engaging international students more inclusively, the concepts of […]

Upcoming Initiatives related to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

The Reinert Center is currently accepting proposals and nominations for two important SoTL initiatives.  Please see below for more information. CALL FOR PROPOSALS The Paul C. Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Symposium Deadline: Friday, May 23, 2014 We invite faculty and graduate students to submit a 500-word proposal for […]

Collaborating with your SLU Research Librarian

by Rebecca Hyde, Research & Instruction Librarian, Pius XII Memorial Library It’s easy to assume students learn about research and library resources before they ever get to your class, but think about the last time you assigned a research project. Were you happy with the quality of the information and the sources your students used? Could […]