Departmental Customized Workshops
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Engineering Inclusive Classroom Environments
In this session, faculty will examine a variety of classroom scenarios and brainstorm strategies to improve classroom climate and respond to problematic dynamics. New scenarios related to remote teaching and/or elections are available for 2020-2021.
Inclusive Teaching Strategies
In this interactive session, participants will learn about various inclusive teaching strategies and discuss with colleagues how they can implement these strategies in remote and in-person contexts.
Encouraging Growth Mindset to Support Student Learning
Research shows that an instructor’s beliefs about their own and their students’ intelligence and ability impact the classroom environment. In this session, participants will learn strategies to encourage a growth mindset for students in their courses.
Creating Transparent Assignments to Support All Students
Clearly communicating with students about course norms, expectations, and evaluation criteria is an important element of inclusive teaching. In this interactive session, participants will explore the ways that a more transparent assignment design supports students learning.
Instructional Practices for Remote, Hybrid & In-Person Contexts
Building Your Online Learning Community
Are They Getting It?: Classroom Assessment in F2F, Hybrid and Remote Environments
Classroom assessment techniques (CATs) are quick and useful ways to gather information on what, how much, and how well students learn. Instructors can use the data to create more effective learning environments. Participants in this session will identify ways to use CATs in their own course context.
Learner-centered syllabi help to build greater student-instructor rapport considering the instructor more approachable, encouraging, open-minded, and enthusiastic for teaching and learning. In this session, participants will learn the key elements for creating this type of syllabi and reflect on considerations for the remote context.
Actively Engaging Students in Engineering Courses
In this session, participants will learn about the research-based evidence for the effectiveness of active learning teaching methods. Participants will also discuss ways to implement these strategies in synchronous remote classes and in-person instruction.