The CTL invites you to come and hear from four candidates who are interested in joining our team as Faculty Co-Directors. All presentations will be 4:15 – 5 PM in the Keck Classroom at the Claremont Colleges Library. To submit your feedback on the candidates, please follow this link (must be accessed from a computer within the Claremont Colleges network or using VPN).
January 23 — Rachel Levy, Harvey Mudd College
Equity and Inclusivity in Action: Reflection, Iteration and Choice (video link)
Course learning objectives and practices often focus on content (the landscape of topics) and skills (what we want students to be able to do). In this workshop we will move beyond content and skills to focus on three types of experiences that can promote equity and inclusivity: reflection, iteration and choice.
January 24 — Deborah Faye Carter, Claremont Graduate University
The Role of Reflective Practices on Inclusive Teaching Strategies (video link)
Inclusive teaching helps promote student learning and sense of belonging in the classroom and on our college campuses. This workshop will feature discussion of the roles that reflective practices may have in shaping more equitable learning environments and includes strategies for self-assessment of faculty member’s own use of inclusive teaching strategies.
January 26 — Paula Gutierrez, Pitzer College
Inclusive Practices of Student Assessment: Lessons from a Language Classroom (video link)
In this workshop we will look at some possible ways of building equity and inclusivity into the assessment of students’ learning. Drawing from experiences in my language classroom, I will provide some ideas for designing assignments, presentations, quizzes, and other assessment practices that take into account the diversity of learning styles and backgrounds of the students in the class. We will explore together strategies to adapt and apply similar practices in other disciplines and classroom settings.
January 30 — Mary Hatcher-Skeers, Scripps College
Constituting the Space; Simple Strategies for Building Community in your Classroom (video link)
A professor’s attitude and enthusiasm as well collaboration amongst peers have been positively correlated with student engagement and success. This workshop will discuss how to incorporate simple interventions that create a classroom where students of all backgrounds can be successful.