Saint Louis University

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August 30

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Pere Marquette Gallery

CUTS Orientation

Interested in the Certificate Program? Join us on August 30 to learn all about our two certificate offerings and requirements. 

For more information about the Certificate Program, check out the webpages

August 31

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

CGC Seminar Room 124

Short-CUTS: Certificate Program Update

Join us for a one hour summary to review the recent changes to the Certificate Program requirements. 

Please let us know if you will attend, by clicking here to register

September 6

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Boileau Hall

Beyond Because: Preparing Students to Think Critically During Essay Exams (Praxis)

Praxis Workshop with Flannery Burke

This workshop will address how to prepare students for essay exams that assess critical thinking skills. We will discuss how to identify, communicate, and assess the critical thinking skills that teachers wish to impart to their students. We will practice designing essay questions that capture critical thinking. Participants should come prepared with a sample reading or an example of a question that elicits critical thinking from their students.

Multiple dates


Online Seminars-Fall 2016

Online seminars are offered for participants in the Certificate in University Teaching Skills (CUTS) program only. If you are not yet a CUTS participant, please fill out a Statement of Intent Google form, found here [LINK]. 

Teaching Philosophy: Sept 12 - 23
Course Design: Sept 26 - Oct 7
Learning Technologies: Oct 24 - Nov 4

Registration is required and can by found here [LINK]. 

September 16

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. 

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Against Correction: Giving Effective Feedback (Praxis)

Praxis Workshop with Paul Lynch

For some, grading an essay means correcting the grammatical mistakes, writing a brief end comment, and then assigning a grade. This approach suggests to students that writing is "the performance of correctness," the attempt to go as long as possible without making a mistake. This workshop will discuss how to move from summative feedback to formative feedback--feedback that encourages better writing.

Multiple dates

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Teaching Essentials

Each workshop in this series presents a fundamental teaching strategy or technique that could be in any teacher's toolbox.

Classroom Management and Maintaining Civility
September 21, CGC Seminar Room 124

Active Learning Techniques that Promote Inclusion
November 16, BSC 253C

Registration is required and can by found here [LINK]. 

September 27

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

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Teaching Large Classes (Praxis)

Praxis Workshop with Mike Lewis & Elena Bray Speth

In this workshop, we will model theory- and evidence-based practices that we use in our large-enrollment classes, including flipped, interactive, and cooperative group learning approaches. Participants will reflect on what they perceive as significant challenges and opportunities with teaching large classes, and will share thoughts and experiences in a structured discussion format.

October 7

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

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Lessons from Cognitive Science for the Classroom (Praxis)

Praxis Workshop with Lisa Willoughby

The focus of this workshop is to highlight the roles of recent research findings from cognitive psychology as they relate to learning in university classroom settings. The workshop will include an overview of recent research findings, demonstrations for experiential learning, and opportunities for participants to reflect on and discuss the relevance of cognitive psychology in past, current, and future courses.

October 21

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Des Peres 214

Faculty Book Group: Claude Steele, Whistling Vivaldi

The Reinert Center will host a conversation for faculty (full- and part-time) on the effects of stereotypes and how stereotype threat enters into our classrooms as we discuss the book, Whistling Vivaldi, by social psychologist Claude Steele. We will be giving away a copy of the book to the first ten people to register and commit to participating in this discussion on October 21, 2016. 

Click here to register to attend.

October 25

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

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Active Learning: What, Why and How (Praxis)

Praxis Workshop with Russell Blythe

Most likely we've heard the catch phrase "Active Learning," and we may have some idea of what it means (for example, we may have been exposed to some active learning techniques in classes we've taken). In this workshop we'll examine more deeply what active learning might encompass, consider why active learning strategies seem to help improve student learning, and explore how to incorporate active learning into participants' teaching/learning environments, with a particular focus on working in small groups.

November 1

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

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Facilitating Diversity Discussions for Any Discipline (Praxis)

Praxis Workshop with James Fortney

This workshop considers diversity as both a pre-designed and spontaneous topic of discussion across disciplines. Participants will develop and practice evidence-based strategies for effective ways to facilitate diversity discussions in any course. Faculty and graduate students from all disciplines are invited to attend.

November 7

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Des Peres 213

What Are Microaggressions?: A Mini-Workshop

In this hour-long, interactive workshop participants will learn what microaggressions are and identify common microaggressions that occur in the classroom and other academic settings. Participants will also uncover strategies to avoid committing microagressions as well as to address them when students commit microaggressions.

Please click here to register.