TiLTing Upward: Clarifying Assignments and Empowering Students

Session Time and Location

Thu, 7 Jun 2018
2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Based on the Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TiLT) work of Mary-Ann Winkelmes from University of Nevada-Las Vegas, participants will practice how to make an assignment highly transparent by clearly defining its purpose, the specific tasks students will perform, and criteria for success. Facilitators will model this process by helping participants work through sample assignments to make them more transparent. Research shows that, with minimal training, faculty who make two course assignments transparent leads students to gains in academic confidence, sense of belonging, and mastery of those skills most valued by employers. Results are particularly strong with historically at-risk students.