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Dear faculty:

On behalf of the iTeach planning committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to register for iTeach, Washington University’s biennial faculty symposium on teaching, to be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 in The Knight Center. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us for this day-long event, which will bring together faculty from all  schools across the university to share insights and ideas on teaching and learning.

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 iTeach symposium will open with a welcome by Provost Holden Thorp and a plenary by Mary Murphy, PhD entitled Barriers and Breakthroughs: Social-Psychological Interventions to Support Student Success. Dr. Murphy is Associate Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and the Associate Vice Provost for Student Diversity and Inclusion at Indiana University. For details about the program and a link to the registration form, please see our website.

The plenary will be followed by sixteen interactive sessions led by Washington University faculty and staff on topics such as

  • Strategies for fostering inclusion and diversity in our classrooms, campus, and community
  • Approaches to improving learning by promoting resilience, growth mindset, and metacognition
  • Insights from research on teaching and learning at Washington University
  • Methods for integrating active learning and teaching critical thinking across the disciplines

Held every other January since 2002, the iTeach symposium is sponsored by Arts & Sciences, the University Libraries, The Teaching Center, and the Office of the Provost.

If you have any questions about registration, please send an email to, or call Mary Stewart at (314) 935-4252.

I look forward to seeing you at iTeach on January 9, 2018.

All best,

Beth A. Fisher, PhD
Director, Academic Services, The Teaching Center
Lecturer in Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Washington University in St. Louis
(314) 935-5921