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Do Your Teaching Methods Favor Certain Students?

Dr. David Wall Rice

Associate Professor and Chair of
Psychology & Assistant Provost for Student Success, Morehouse College

166N Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
8:30a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Friday, September 30th

Join Dr. David Wall Rice, Associate Professor and Chair of Psychology at Morehouse College and contributor to NPR, CNN, and C-SPAN, for a breakfast conversation to discuss:

 * Who your students are and how their learning is influenced by instructor perspectives.
 * What you can do about it.

Dr. Rice invites us to reflect on, and discuss, identity contingencies in relation to assessment of student learning. What are those dynamic aspects of our teaching that affect how students learn and how we assess them? Do traditional methods of teaching favor some groups and not others? We will examine common teaching and learning paradigms, brainstorm inclusive forms of assessment, and discuss the implications of instructor perspectives and assumptions on student learning.

Breakfast is provided. RSVP to

Classroom Research and Teaching:
A Symposium for Current and Future Faculty

423 ILR Conference Center, King-Shaw Hall
Monday, May 16, 2016

This annual one-day symposium highlights the research of graduate students who investigated questions about teaching in 2015-2016. Events will include a poster presentation session and a workshop on how to use research skills to inform and improve teaching, as well as a keynote workshop on effectively implementing active learning.

Featured speaker: Dr. Regina Frey

Workshop: "How do I begin to evaluate and refine changes in my teaching?"

During this workshop, we will discuss the concept of reflective teaching and the use of classroom assessment techniques (CATs) as a basis for reflection on teaching. CATs are short, easy-to-implement strategies that provide instructors with feedback about what students know or are thinking. CATs may be used within the framework of a class or across the semester. Via case studies, we will discuss the results from several CATs and possible modifications one might make in response to the data. We will finish by discussing how reflective teaching might lead to a project on learning, and will describe some of the projects we have conducted on student learning.

Faculty, staff and graduate students are encouraged to attend as many of the sessions as they can. Co-sponsored by CU-CIRTL and the Teagle Foundation.


8:30-9:00 a.m.: Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:15 a.m.: Teaching as Research Workshop
What is Teaching as Research? How can I use research to inform and improve my teaching and my students' learning? What are some ways I can plan and use these strategies in my classroom?

10:30-12:00 p.m.: Poster Session of Graduate Student Teaching as Research Projects
Fellows from the Center for Teaching Excellence will present their research in a formal poster session. Doctoral students from a wide range of disciplines will showcase their teaching as research projects and talk with participants about their projects.

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.: Lunch Discussion

1:00-3:30 p.m.: Reflective Teaching Workshop with Dr. Regina Frey

3:30-5:00 p.m.: Wine and Cheese Reception and Informal Discussion with Dr. Regina Frey

Please note that there may be photographers from the Center for Teaching Excellence at this event. The photos may appear on the CTE website or on our Twitter page. Contact if you do not wish to be photographed. Thank you.