Creating Inclusive Assignments & Assessments for Diverse Students

An Event of the Diversity Lunch Talk Series

Date:  Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Time:  11:30AM to 1:00PM
Location:  Campus Center 168C

Session Description
We all learn, remember, perform, and understand in different ways. This session will offer flash presentations by four UMass 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.
Session Goals
Provide inspirational examples of inclusive assignments and assessments
Enhance instructors’ abilities to design relevant and inclusive learning experiences and assessments that foster diverse students’ engagement, learning, and achievement.

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.

More information on Diversity Lunch Talks offered by TEFD