Talk: 'Creating Inclusive Assignments and Assessments for Diverse Students'

Event Details

February 7, 2018
11:30 am-1:00 pm

Campus Center

Room: 168C

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Contact:
Kirsten Helmer
413-545-5180

Diversity Lunch Talk - Come for lunch, connect and join your colleagues to explore issues related to diversity, inclusion and equity in teaching. Open to faculty, post-docs, and graduate students.

We all learn, remember, perform, and understand in different ways. This session will offer flash presentations by four faculty who will demonstrate a range of ways instructors can create assignments and assessments that provide students various paths to learn and motivate diverse students.

Lisa Saunders (economics) will share a classroom lesson she developed that allows students to model their own motivations and incentives. Hande Gurses (languages, literatures, & cultures) will talk about inclusive assignments that also encourage creativity. Claire Hamilton (education) will reflect on how instructors can encourage self-determination with student-centered grading practices. Kevin Young (political science) will share his innovative work on visualization tools that allow students to reflect on class participation and learning. There will be opportunities for questions and discussion.

This event is part of the monthly Diversity Lunch Talks offered by The Institute for Teaching Excellence & Faculty Development (TEFD) through its Diversity & Inclusive Teaching Professional Development Series.