Promote Equitable Opportunities for Student Success


Apr. 29, 2016, 12pm to 1:30pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Room 207


Equitable Opportunities for Student Success: Transparent Assignment Design - Dr. Mary-Ann Winkelmes

Transparent teaching/learning practices make learning processes explicit while offering opportunities to foster students' metacognition, confidence, and their sense of belonging in college in an effort to promote equitable student success. The Transparency in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Project is an award-winning, grassroots experiment that has engaged over 11,000 students and 300 faculty in explicit conversation about methods of teaching and learning in colleges and universities across the U.S. We’ll review recent research findings on how the Transparency Project promotes students' success equitably, as well as educational research behind the concept of transparent teaching/learning in this session. Then we’ll apply that research to the design of class activities and course assignments. Participants will leave with a draft assignment or activity for one of their courses, and a concise set of strategies for designing transparent assignments that promote students’ learning.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to all members of UNLV's teaching community.

To attend, please register.

Contact Information

Provost Office
Mary-Ann Winkelmes

External Sponsor

Instructional Development & Research, Undergraduate Education