Consistent with our identity as a Jesuit university, teaching is an essential aspect of faculty work, and Saint Louis University provides a variety of resources to support faculty in their roles as teachers. Some resources are campus-wide, such as the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning and the University Libraries, while others are more locally situated within colleges, schools, and centers.
Below you will find links to important information you will need when designing curricula and teaching courses, as well as to campus resources that can support you as a teacher and your students as learners. Click the down arrows next to each header to expand the text and learn more.
Required Information for All Course Syllabi
The University’s Course Syllabus Policy aims to ensure that all students have access to consistent information about their courses and about University policies. To learn more about the required components for all course syllabi, as well as additional, recommended components, click here. This page includes required or recommended language for syllabus statements including those related to academic integrity, disability accommodations, Title IX, University Writing Services, Student Support Services, and basic needs security.
Below are a few key University-wide resources that can support faculty in their teaching.
Paul C. Reinert, S.J. Center for Transformative Teaching and LearningThe Reinert Center is the University’s teaching center, which makes it the primary unit that supports faculty members’ growth and innovation as teachers. The Center provides a range of services, programs, and resources to assist faculty with course and curriculum design, instructional methods, student learning assessment, technology-integration, Ignatian pedagogy and other aspects of mission-focused teaching, and more. They work with full-time and part-time/adjunct faculty, graduate students, and others teaching formal courses at SLU, both on-ground and online. Additional information for faculty new to teaching at SLU also may be found here.
The University’s libraries offer an extensive array of resources that can enrich teaching at SLU, such as opportunities for enhancing course content (through archival and digital collections, course reserves, and special collections), partnerships with faculty subject librarians (who work with both faculty and students to build students’ capacity for information literacy) and innovative technologies and spaces (through the Academic Technology Commons). The University's four libraries are Pius XII Memorial Library (on the Frost campus), the Medical Center Library (on the Health Sciences Center campus), the Vincent C. Immel Law Library (in the Law School), and the SLU Madrid Library (located on our Madrid campus).
Academic Technology Services
The University provides many products and services to facilitate a challenging and rewarding learning environment. University-wide technologies allow instructors and students to post course materials online, conduct online real-time meetings and class sessions, facilitate student-student collaboration, and more.
Center for Accessibility and Disability Resources
The Center for Accessibility and Disability Resources supports students with documented disability accommodations. It also provides resources for faculty on implementing academic accommodations.
Center for Social Action
Service and community engagement is a hallmark of Jesuit education, and SLU’s Center for Social Action is an excellent resources for faculty who wish to incorporate community-based service-learning into their courses/curricula. The center connects faculty with community partners that might be suited to service-learning projects through its community partners database and works in partnership with the Reinert Center to assist faculty in developing service-learning curricula.
Below is a list departments and resources available to support students, which faculty may wish to know about.
Student Health and Wellbeing Resources
- Campus Ministry
- Counseling Center, University
- Dean of Students Office
- Health Center, Student
- Recreation and Wellness, Campus
Student Academic and Professional Success Resources
- Career Services
- Center for Accessibility and Disability Resources
- English Language Center (writing and speaking tutoring for multilingual learners)
- Student Success Center (academic support services, academic coaching)
- University Libraries
- Writing Services, University