Teaching at SLU
This section provides links to resources that may be useful to those new to teaching at Saint Louis University.
Ignatian pedagogy is an approach to teaching that derives from the practices and traditions of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. The elements of Ignatian pedagogy - context, experience, reflection, action, and evaluation - are essential to the Jesuit educational mission and to effective teaching and learning. The Reinert Center offers workshops and one-on-one consultations to facilitate the intentional integration of Ignatian pedagogical principles into both on-ground and online courses. For more information about Ignatian pedagogy visit our page on Ignatian pedagogy.
Syllabus Statement: Disability Services
All SLU faculty and instructors are expected to include a statement about disability support and accommodations on course syllabi. The recommended statement can be found here: Syllabus Statement
Syllabus Statement: Student Support Services
All SLU faculty and instructors are encouraged to include information about academic support services (including writing support services) in their syllabi for undergraduate courses. A recommended statement may be found here: Syllabus Statement. Permission is granted to use and modify the statement as appropriate.
Syllabus Statement: Title IX
All SLU faculty and instructors are encouraged to include a statement of the University's commitment to creating an environment free of bias, discrimination, and harassment, as well as information about how to seek support in cases where students have encountered forms of sexual misconduct. A recommended statement can be found here: Syllabus Statement
Syllabus Statement: Academic Integrity/Honesty
All SLU faculty and instructors are encouraged to include statements and/or policies related to academic integrity on their syllabi. A recommended statement may be found here: Syllabus Statement
Disability Services Resources for Faculty
The office of Disability Services, which is part of the Student Success Center, has prepared some general resources for faculty on working with students who have disabilities. You can find out more my going to their webpage, Resources for Faculty. You may also wish to talk with someone in the Reinert Center about making course content more accessible. If so, you may schedule a consultation here.
Campus-Wide Learning Technologies
Faculty and graduate students teaching courses at SLU have many learning technologies at their disposal, but there are several key applications that have been adopted campus-wide. The University's campus-wide learning/course management system is Blackboard Learn 9.x. Here, you will find access to other applications, as well, including Tegrity (the University's lecture capture solution), Course Pack (a learning objects suite, which includes wikis, blogs, and other student-engagement tools), Wimba Classroom (a synchronous online collaboration tool), and Respondus (an exam-creation tool). Technical support for these tools is handled by ITS. However, pedagogical support for these and many other learning technologies is available through the Reinert Center. To learn more about these technologies, click here.
In the Center, our approach to technology is rooted in the firm belief that instructional goals and learning outcomes should drive technology adoption. If you're an instructor, wondering whether to use a particular technology or questioning how technology might help you engage your students better and better achieve your instructional goals, the Reinert Center's instructional designers can help. To discuss ways you might meaningfully integrate technology into your classes, contact us.
Teaching International Students at SLU
Instructors seeking support for teaching international students at SLU have a variety of resources available to them, including pedagogical support through the Reinert Center and language-focused support through the University's English as a Second Language program, among others. Click here for more information.