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.
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
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
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
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.
SLU faculty and instructors who wish to direct students specifically to University Writing Services are encouraged to include a statement to this effect in their syllabi. A recommended statement may be found here: Syllabus Statement
SLU faculty and instructors have expressed interest in a statement that addresses basic needs security (e.g., food, shelter), as well as resources related to other kinds of distress. A recommended statement has been developed by the Dean of Students Office and may be found here: Syllabus Statement. Permission is granted to copy the statement directly into a course syllabus.
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.
Faculty who wish to be aware of dates for religious holidays and cultural and and heritage occasions may wish to consult SLU's Cross Cultural Center.
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 the University's lecture capture tool (currently, Tegrity) and an exam-creation tool (Respondus). 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 Reinert 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 developers can help. To discuss ways you might meaningfully integrate technology into your classes, contact us.
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.