UPDATED: Transparent learning topic of forum rescheduled

January 16, 2019 | UToday
By Staff

“Walk Before You Run: How Transparent Assignment Descriptions Can Foster Greater Growth in Students” is the title of this month’s Future of Higher Education Forum.

The session originally scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 30, has been changed to Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 9 to 11 a.m. in Carlson Library Room 1005.


Dr. Christopher Martin, visiting associate professor of philosophy and religious studies, will lead the forum.

He will discuss transparent learning — an approach to class and assignment design that emphasizes how and why students are asked to learn course content in particular ways.

“Transparent learning, because it articulates the literal process whereby success is achieved, is very beneficial for our students who are unfamiliar with best practices in college classes,” Dr. Amy Thompson, vice provost for faculty affairs, said. “Dr. Martin will talk about the many benefits of transparent learning and share his passion for helping students achieve academic success.”

The Future of Higher Education Forums are coordinated by the Office of the Provost in collaboration with the University Teaching Center and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Register for this month’s program and read more about the Future of Higher Education Forums, including how to submit proposals for upcoming events, at the Office of the Provost website.

Those unable to attend can watch live on the faculty training session website.

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