May 2021

Month: May 2021

Sign up for TILT Workshop!

Transparency in Learning and Teaching Workshop

June 16th, 10:00 am – Noon

What would you say to:

  • seeing improvement in student learning across-the-board by revising two assignments?
  • gaining access to national comparative data for further feedback and revision? 

The Inclusive Pedagogy Committee (IPC) invites and encourages you to join the Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TILT) Workshop on June 16th , 10:00-12:00! 

TILT reduces systemic inequities, including those related to racism, by advancing equitable teaching and learning practices.  Leveraging the power of a shared vocabulary, TILT changes campus culture by promoting students’ understanding of how they learn, and by enabling faculty/staff to make data-informed revisions to courses and programming.

There’s more!

The Mellon Inclusive Pedagogy Grant concludes in June, and we’re using the last of those funds to offer the following to interested faculty and teaching staff on a first-come, first-served basis to those who register by June 9th:

  • We’ll pay you $500 and buy you the TILT book if you agree to:
    • Attend the TILT workshop
    • Create/revise/alter 2 assignments in one course with TILT guidelines
    • Participate in data-collection surveys with TILT

IPC endorses this approach for several reasons:

  • Research indicates that first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students realized significant gains with this approach.  However, it’s important to note that there were statistically significant benefits for all students using TILT[1].   
  • Embracing TILT as a campus-wide initiative coordinates our inclusivity efforts by giving us a shared vocabulary.
  • LU and each individual teacher can participate in ongoing research.
  • IPC and HHMI sponsored pilots this year, and some of that work will be shared at the workshop. 

Have we convinced you? 

Sign-up here:

We think this opportunity is a great way to jumpstart your summer work with a fresh perspective and data-driven energy!  Have questions?  Please contact Kathy Privatt:

  • [1] The TILT project began in 2009, has involved over twenty-five thousand students in hundreds of courses at more than forty institutions in seven countries, and is partnered with the Association of American Colleges and Universities to focus on advancing underserved students’ success in higher education.

Canvas Training – Summer 2021

The information on this page will be kept up-to-date when/if opportunities are added or cancelled.

UPDATE – Thursday, July 22, 2021: Some of the later session topics have been changed to allow meeting in person. The updated sessions will be appended with “IN-PERSON“. All in person sessions will take place in the Main 108 Humanities Lab.

UPDATE – Friday, July 9, 2021: Some of the later session topics have been changed to cover specific functions within Canvas – Canvas Studio, and Grading & Feedback. The new topic will listed in bold.

All instructors are encouraged to use Canvas for their courses beginning in the fall. To support faculty in transitioning to Canvas we will be offering training sessions beginning finals week of the spring term through the week before the start of the fall term. The schedule of dates is below.

We invite faculty to attend when, and to as many sessions, as they prefer. The RSVP form will allow you to select the session or sessions you prefer. You may also submit more than once. After you have submitted your preferred session(s) you will be sent Outlook invitation(s) and Zoom link/details.

Canvas Training RSVP Form (requires Office 365 login)

Finals Week Canvas Training Schedule

  • Monday June 7, 10:30-11:30am
  • Tuesday June 8, 2-3pm
  • Thursday June 10, 10:30-11:30am; 2-3pm
  • Friday June 11, 10:30-11:30am

Summer Canvas Training Schedule

  • Tuesday, Jun 22, 10-11:30am
  • Wednesday, June 23, 2-3:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 30, 10-11:30am
  • Thursday, July 1, 10-11:30am
  • Tuesday, July 6, 2-3:30pm
  • Wednesday, July 7, 2-3:30pm
  • Wednesday, July 14, 10-11:30am
  • Thursday, July 15, 10-11:30am
  • Tuesday, July 20, 10-11:30am
  • Wednesday, July 21, 2-3:30pm
  • Tuesday, July 27, 10-11:30am
  • Wednesday, July, 28, 10-11:30am
  • Tuesday, August 3, 2-3:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 4, 2-3:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 11, 10-11:30am
  • Thursday, August 12, 10-11:30am Canvas Studio
  • Tuesday, August 17, 10-11:30am Grading & Feedback
  • Wednesday, August 18, 2-3:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 25, 10-11:30am
  • Thursday, August 26, 10-11:30am Canvas Studio
  • Tuesday, August 31, 2-3:30pm Grading & Feedback
  • Wednesday, September 1, 10-11:30am
  • Thursday, September 2, 2-3:30pm
  • Tuesday, September 7, 10-11:30am Canvas Studio,
    2-3:30pm Grading & Feedback
  • Wednesday, September 8, 2-3:30pm
  • Thursday, September 9, 10-11:30am Canvas Studio IN-PERSON,
    2-3:30pm Grading & Feedback IN-PERSON
  • Friday, September 10, 10-11:30am – IN-PERSON,

Canvas Training RSVP Form (requires Office 365 login)

Canvas Resources