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:

Monday, January 23, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Registration:

Location:

St. Paul Campus: Murray Herrick Center room 211

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.

During the workshop we 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.


Suggested Background Reading & Information

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