The Paul C. Reinert, S.J. Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (formerly the Reinert Center for Teaching Excellence) is Saint Louis University’s teaching center. We serve all SLU faculty members, graduate students, academic leaders, and others who design and facilitate formal learning experiences for SLU students. We provide instructional and curriculum development programs and services, for individual instructors and for academic programs and departments.
The vision of the Reinert Center is the formation and transformation of teachers, learners, and learning environments, through the advancement of reflective, innovative, evidence-based pedagogies that meet the needs of diverse learners in the 21st Century and embody the values of the Jesuit educational tradition.
The mission of the Reinert Center is to develop, encourage, and sustain Saint Louis University faculty and graduate students so that they can better serve the intellectual, spiritual, and socio-cultural needs of all learners. To fulfill this mission, the Center:
- Guides faculty and graduate students as they seek to find their own direction, meaning, and pedagogical style in the context of Jesuit traditions of education.
- Develops a community of scholars who encourage and challenge each other through mutual inspiration, mentoring, and renewal.
- Promotes the reflective integration of technology and other teaching innovations in pedagogically-appropriate ways.
- Advances Ignatian approaches to teaching and learning, evidence-based pedagogical scholarship, learner-centered instructional environments, and authentic methods for assessing instructional effectiveness.