Inclusive Instruction: Transparency and Its Impact on Learning

Transparency is a strategy that can help us move toward our inclusive classroom goals and specifically help to achieve our goal to promote equitable opportunities for academic success.

Date & Time:

Friday, December 2, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location:

St. Paul Campus

The workshop is full and registration is closed. If you would like to be added to the waitlist please email facdevctr@stthomas.edu.

Data from a 2014-2015 AAC&U study of students' learning at seven Minority-Serving Institutions indicates that transparency in assignments boosts students' success (and especially underserved students' success) significantly in three important areas:

  • academic confidence
  • sense of belonging
  • mastery of the skills employers value most when hiring (Winkelmes et al., Peer Review, Spring 2016).

Transparency is a strategy that can help us move toward our inclusive classroom goals and specifically help to achieve our goal to promote equitable opportunities for academic success.

Dr. Mary-Ann Winkelmes

Dr. Winkelmes will review the educational research supporting transparency and you will have a chance to apply that research to the design of class activities and course assignments. You will leave with a draft assignment or activity for one of your courses, and a concise set of strategies for designing transparent assignments that promote students’ learning.


Mary-Ann Winkelmes is Coordinator of Instructional Development and Research and an Associate Graduate Faculty member in the Department of History at the University Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), where her aim is to promote teaching and learning initiatives, student success, faculty development and instructional research in all the University's academic units.

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