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Reflective Teaching Community

reflective teaching community

Are you looking for new ways to deliver your course content that move beyond the traditional lecture? Are you curious about exploring new techniques for determining if your students truly understand the course material? Perhaps you are just simply looking for a way to “shake things up” and increase student engagement? Do you wish there was a forum where you could share your teaching experiences and learn from others? Join your fellow Webster faculty members at the Reflective Teaching Community to discuss these issues and much more.

The Reflective Teaching Community (RTC) meets monthly to discuss topics in teaching and learning in a supportive environment of like-minded colleagues. We invite all full-time and part-time faculty and academic partners to join us as we share teaching perspectives and experiences across disciplines.

Our theme for the 2017-18 academic year is "Supporting Student Success: Making Learning Relevant and Meaningful," which continues the group's exploration of engaged learning. While last year's discussions focused on some of the tensions within our principles of engaged learning, this year turns to specific teaching strategies and approaches that we know foster engaged learning and support student success.

  • Friday, September 8, 2017: Relevance and Meaning in Teaching and Learning
  • Friday, October 6, 2017: Transparent Teaching
  • Friday, November 3, 2017: Linking Course Content to Issues of Local, National, and Global Concern; Civic Engagement
  • Friday, December 1, 2017: Problem-Based Learning
  • Friday, February 2, 2018: Experiential Learning Activities that Promote Student Success
  • Friday, March 2, 2018: Reflection Activities that Make Course Material Relevant
  • Friday, April 6, 2018: Relating Course Material to Real Life

All of our meetings are held on Fridays from 12 to 1 pm in the Faculty Development Center Suite (Emerson Library 420), and a pizza lunch is served. Join us!

To RSVP for any of the meetings, or for more information about engaged learning at Webster, please contact Liza Dister, Faculty Development Coordinator, at or (314) 246-7602.

Click here for RTC's Principles of Engaged Learning at Webster.

Click here to download a flyer with this year's RTC schedule.

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FDC Contact Info
Phone: 314-246-8243
Toll-free: 1-866-963-8243

Emerson Library Suite 420
Office Hours: M-F
8:30 am - 4:30 pm CT