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Spring Online Courses (CUTS)

The following courses meet the online course requirements for participants enrolled in the Certificate in University Teaching Skills, and are only available for those enrolled in the certificate. For additional details regarding the online courses, follow this link

  • Teaching Philosophy: January 21 - February 1
  • Course Design: February 11 - 22
  • Learning Technologies: March 18 - 29

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Note: faculty looking for the Introduction to Online Teaching may contact Sandy Gambill ( to find out when the course will be offered next.

Teaching Accelerated-Schedule Courses (Praxis)

February 8, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., AHB Multipurpose Room
Heather Bednarek

This seminar gives consideration as to how an instructor’s approach to a course may differ when delivered on a compressed schedule vs. traditional 15-week semester.    Strategies for how to restructure from one time  frame to another will be discussed.  Applicable across delivery methods, face-face, online or hybrid.

Teaching Essentials

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

  • Surveying Assessment Strategies
    February 11, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., Des Peres Hall 213
  • Creating Inclusive Environments to Encourage Classroom Civility
    March 25, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., Des Peres Hall 213 

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Critical Reading Skills (Praxis)

February 19, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., BSC 352/353
Debie Lohe and Gina Merys

This workshop will explore what “critical reading” looks like in a given discipline, share examples of strategies that can foster more advanced critical reading skills for students, and invite attendees to develop activities that can be used in their own courses.

Pop-Culture in Education as a Liberation Practice (Praxis)

March 1, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., BSC 352/353
Katie Heiden Rootes

This workshop will examine pedagogical ideas about education as liberation and how it informs the use of pop-culture in teaching. Use of imagination, music, poetry, and current cultural events will be borrowed from pop-culture for constructing innovative in-class and out-of-class experiences.

2019 Academic Portfolio Retreat

Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2, 2019
Il Monastero

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. The retreat is facilitated by an external facilitator - Marilyn Miller, Ph.D., formerly the director of the University of Missouri Program for Excellence in Teaching and an educational consultant - and hosted by the Reinert Center.

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Ignatian Pedagogy Institute:

Ignatian Imagination and Social Justice for Enhanced Teaching and Learning

March 11, 9:30 - 2:30, Il Monastero

Faculty and graduate students are invited to join us on a day-long retreat to increase and deepen their knowledge of Ignatian pedagogy. Through multiple interactive sessions, participants will engage in imaginative thinking strategies focused on deeper learning and social justice that may be adapted to a variety of disciplines and pedagogical purposes.

For people new to Ignatian Pedagogy and those who would like a refresher, we offer a Pre-Institute Lightning Session on the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm starting at 8:30 a.m.

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CUTS Book Discussion: Breakthrough Strategies

March 22, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Des Peres Hall 214

Current participants of the Certificate Program are invited to join us in a discussion of the book Breakthrough Strategies: Classroom-Based Practices to Support New Majority College StudentsThe first ten participants to register are eligible to receive a free copy of the book as well. 

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Effective Practices in Online Teaching (Praxis)

April 9, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., BSC 352/353
Sandy Gambill

This research based workshop will provide an overview of some of the most effective practices in developing online courses to maximize student engagement and outcomes.