This section provides links to resources that may be useful to those new to teaching at Saint Louis University, including information about Ignatian pedagogy, a sample Syllabus Statement for Student Support at SLU, using campus-wide learning technologies and more.
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 online teaching.
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.
Sample Syllabus Statements for Student Support Services
Many instructors include policies or statements about disability accommodations or academic support services (such as writing services) on their syllabi. SLU faculty are encouraged to use syllabus statements like the following: Syllabus Statement. Permission is granted to use and modify the statements as appropriate.
Sample Syllabus Statement for Academic Integrity
In the spring of 2015, Saint Louis University adopted a university-wide academic integrity policy. The following is a sample syllabus statement, composed by members of the committee who created the policy. All instructors are encouraged to include such a statement in their syllabi as well as to discuss academic integrity in each of their classes. The committee has granted permission to instructors to use and modify the statement as appropriate.
Academic Integrity Statement
Academic integrity is honest, truthful and responsible conduct in all academic endeavors. Saint Louis University is a community of learning in which integrity and mutual trust are vital. Since the mission of the University is "the pursuit of truth for the greater glory of God and for the service of humanity," acts of falsehood violate its very reason for existence. They also demean and compromise the activities of teaching, research, health care and community service that are its primary mission. Since the University seeks to prepare students and faculty for lives of integrity and occupations of trust, it regards all acts of academic dishonesty as matters of serious concern. This policy was adopted Spring 2015; to access the full policy including definitions of violations, processes for reporting violations, sanctions, and appeals, please access the full policy at the Academic Affairs website.
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.