Saint Louis University

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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 1

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Pere Marquette Gallery

DuBourg Hall, 2nd Fl

Black Man/White Tower: The Promises and Pitfalls of Representation and Power in the Classroom

This performative presentation, by Bryant Keith Alexander of Loyola Marymount University, pivots off a series of short autobiographic vignettes about being a Black/gay/male/ professor/administrator, and then segues into a table exercise on teacher-student positionality in the classroom.

A full description of this workshop, and registration information, is available on this webpage [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 16

9:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Boileau Hall

Ignatian Pedagogy Institute

During this day-long institute, participants will increase and deepen their knowledge of Ignatian Pedagogy as an extension of Ignatian spirituality through the lenses of discernment and inquiry.

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

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].

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 28

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

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ShortCUTS to a Successful Teaching Portfolio

Planning on completing your teaching portfolio for the Certificate in University Teaching Skills this semester? Come to this one hour session that focuses on the requirements and details of a successful teaching portfolio. 

Registration is requested [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.

Multiple Dates

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Teaching Essentials (CUTS) 

Each workshop in this series presents a fundamental teaching strategy or technique that could be in any teacher's toolbox. After a brief introduction about the why's and how's of the teaching strategy, participants will draft a lesson plan, assignment, or project that will put the tool to work immediately.

NB: This series is especially beneficial for those who are new to teaching or who want to refresh their teaching essentials.

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Course Corrections: Collecting and Reacting to Student Feedback During the Semester

April 17, CGC Seminar Room 124
Understanding Common Mindsets of International Students about Learning

Registration is required [LINK]

May 5

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Pius Library, Level 2 Gallery

Certificate Ceremony

Please join us as we celebrate those individuals who have completed the Certificate in University Teaching Skills and the Foundations Certificate.

Light refreshments will be served, so please let us know if you will be coming by completing this registration form [LINK]