Helping Students Succeed through Well-Written Assignments

Event date: 

Thursday, February 21, 2019 -
1:00PM to 2:30PM

Event location: 

Campus Center 804-08

Simple changes in how we design and explain our assignments can make a big difference in student performance. A recent multi-campus teaching improvement research project shows that a fairly simple intervention – using the principles of transparency and being clear and specific when explaining the purpose, tasks and criteria for an assignment – can lead to enhanced student success, particularly for underrepresented and first generation students. So why not try it? 

In this workshop, you will:

  • Explore how to communicate your assignment expectations to students in ways that build confidence in their learning ability.
  • Learn more about the research that illustrates how transparent syllabi fosters student success for all learners; and
  • Re-design an assignment for one of your classes.


Come join us for snacks, some good cheer, and some answers. Led by Brian Baldi (TEFD, Assistant Director).

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