Focus on Teaching and Learning Workshop 

Inclusive Teaching Strategies Assignment Charrette

Facilitated by Natasha Jankowski, Ph.D.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Sheraton Conference Center

8:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.

Registration is required and is on a first come first serve basis. Register today!

This workshop will introduce faculty to evidence-based design principles and engage them in an assignment charrette: a collaborative, positive process in which faculty work in small groups to give and receive feedback on an assignment within a concentrated time frame. The National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) developed this process. In the charrette, faculty will share what they are working on with colleagues who will ask good questions, offer suggestions, prompt consequential reflection, and learn from one another. The focus of this particular charrette is incorporating inclusive teaching strategies.

Faculty are asked to come to the workshop with:

  • A reflective memo that describes the purpose and context of the assignment and how student work is assessed (including the evaluation criteria or a rubric). The memo should include any inclusive teaching strategies you currently use or are looking to implement. Include any questions you may have to guide the feedback you would like to receive from colleagues.
  • 5 copies of an assignment as you would present it to students.
  • Energy -come ready to share, discuss, give and receive feedback on assignments. During the charrette, you will have the opportunity to share your assignments and engage with peers in conversations around ways to employ inclusive teaching strategies.
  • You are also asked to participate in a pre-and post-survey.

About Natasha Jankowski

NILOA Director and Research Assistant Professor with the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Natasha is co-author, along with her NILOA colleagues, of the book Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education, and co-author of Degrees That Matter: Moving Higher Education to a Learning Systems Paradigm. Her research interests include assessment and evaluation, organizational evidence use, and evidence-based storytelling. Natasha holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Illinois, an M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Kent State University, and a B.A. in philosophy from Illinois State University.

Previous Workshops

  • May 22, 2018: Moving Beyond Phase 1: A series of workshops to support co-curricular and functional areas in enhancing assessment efforts by Gavin Henning (educator, author)
  • September 27, 2017: Aligning Student and Faculty Perceptions of Rigor by Lolita Paff, PhD (via live webinar).
  • September 11, 2017: Real-Time Student Assessment: A Shared Commitment to Improve Currently Enrolled Students’ Equitable Progress Toward Achieving High-Quality Outcomes by Peggy L. Maki (consultant)
  • August 21, 2017: The Art of Assessment in Creative Disciplines by Jill F. Ferguson (higher education consultant, author, artist)
  • February 14, 2017: Outcomes-Based Assessment to Support Student Learning and Development by Marilee J. Bresciani Ludvik (San Diego State University)
  • November 18, 2016: Understanding and Using Assessment Results by Linda Suskie (consultant)
  • October 14, 2016: Classroom Assessment Techniques by Thomas A. Angelo (The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy)
  • September 23, 2016: Introduction to Rubrics by Dannelle D. Stevens (Portland State University)
  • April 02, 2015: Assessment in Academic Programs by Barbara E. Walvoord (Pr. Emerita from the University of Notre Dame)

All assessment workshop presentations with supporting materials can be found here.