Saint Louis University

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Multiple Dates

Online Courses (CUTS)

Participants enrolled in the Certificate in University Teaching Skills are required to take three online courses. Information about these courses can be found here [LINK]. 

Jan. 30 - Feb. 10, Teaching Philosophy (must be enrolled in the Certificate in University Teaching Skills)
Feb. 20 - Mar. 3, Course Design (must complete Teaching Philosophy course first)
Mar. 20 - Mar. 31, Learning Technologies (must complete Course Design course first)

Registration is required and closes on the Wednesday before the course start date. Registration details can be found here [LINK].

January 31

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

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Effective Practices for Lesson/Lecture Capture (Praxis Workshop)

Facilitated by Chris Grabau, Reinert Center

Lecture capture can be an effective tool to compliment learning outcomes, promote student engagement, and encourage deep learning. This praxis workshop will discuss some of the pedagogic benefits of using lecture capture that are supported by research in learning, cognition, and media design. Although this workshop is not a tutorial on lecture capture software, attendees will discuss a few design strategies in order to help them incorporate lecture capture into their teaching.

February 10

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Boileau Hall

Teaching with Cases (Praxis Workshop)

Facilitated by Jim Fisher, Marketing

February 20

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

CGC Seminar Room

Working with Students Who Are Introverts: A Faculty Panel

During this interactive panel presentation, faculty presenters will discuss a variety of effective practices for working with students who are introverts.

Panelists include:

Amanda Albert, Pius Library
Stephen Belt, Aviation Science
Dan Finucane, Theological Studies
Kim Levenhagen, Physical Therapy

To register to attend this panel, click here [LINK]

February 21

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

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Pop-Culture in Education as a Liberation Practice (Praxis Workshop)

Facilitated by Katie Heiden Rootes, Medical Family Therapy 

Interactive and experiential workshop on how to integrate pop-culture into our educating practices. Pedagogical ideas about education as liberation will be explored and how it informs the use of pop-culture for teaching in a way that liberates students from cultural norms and practices. Imagination, music, poetry, and current cultural events will be borrowed from for constructing innovation in-class and out-of-class experiences.

February 27

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Des Peres 213

The Graphic Syllabus: A Tool for Teaching and Learning

This highly interactive session will focus on ways to use visual representations of key elements of a syllabus for course planning and for student learning. Attendees must bring a syllabus from one of their courses in order to participate in this workshop.

Seating is limited, and registration is required [LINK].

March 3

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

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Integrating Service Learning into Courses (Praxis Workshop)

Facilitated by Kim Levenhagen, PT/AT, and Sue Tebb, Social Work

In this workshop, facilitators will share effective practices for establishing working relationships with community partners as well as structuring service learning so that students not only provide a service to the group/agency, but also students use what they learn in that service to enhance their holistic view of the world through experience, reflection and action. Several examples of how different service learning opportunities have been integrated into courses, and student comments from these assignments will be shared.  

March 24-25

Boileau Hall

2017 Academic Portfolio Retreat

Each year, the Office of Academic Affairs and the Reinert Center co-sponsor a two-day Academic Portfolio Retreat, designed to assist faculty in the preparation of third-year review, tenure, or promotion dossiers.

During the retreat, participants will write about, reflect on, and organize evidence of their teaching, research, and service, in preparation for third-year, tenure, or promotion review. The retreat also provides faculty with an opportunity to come together across disciplines, as a teaching and research community, for conversation and mentoring. Participants will begin working on a preliminary draft of their academic portfolio.

For details and registration, please see the webpage [LINK]

March 31

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

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Balancing Scholarship and Teaching (Praxis Workshop)

Facilitated by Bill Siler, PT/AT 

Research and teaching are fundamental aspects of academic life and yet are often felt to be in conflict. This session is meant to facilitate a conversation among participants as they embark on the path to finding harmony in the academic life.