Events on Inclusive Excellence in Science Education
As you may have heard when it was initially reported here, Vanderbilt University was selected to receive an Inclusive Excellence-3 grant, funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science Education Program, to support inclusive learning and exploration. Funded by this grant and co-sponsoring departments, there are several upcoming events on inclusive learning that program co-directors Cynthia Brame and Kathy Friedman invite you to attend. Please make note of them in your calendars!
• “Using LAs in a STEM course: Principles and practices, benefits and costs” (Thursday, January 26, 4:00-5:00 p.m. in MRBIII 1220) with faculty panel, Elizabeth Catania, Thomas Clements, Alice Mark, and Tara Todd (co-sponsored by the Department of Chemistry)
• “Decentering grades in a large introductory STEM course: An experiment with ungrading” (Thursday, February 16, 4:00-5:00 p.m. in MRBIII 1220) with Lily Claiborne (co-sponsored by the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences)
here) with Katherine Muenks, Asst Prof in Educational Psychology, University of Texas, Austin (co-sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences)• “The role of faculty mindsets in STEM students’ motivation and achievement” (Tuesday, February 28, 4:00-5:00 p.m. on Zoom, register
• “What do we know about the impact of LAs? Lessons from the literature and local experiments”(Tuesday, April 4, 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Stevenson 5326) with Katie Clements, Kathy Friedman, Adriane Seiffert, and Savanna Starko (co-sponsored by the Department of Physics & Astronomy and the Department of Chemistry)
• “Policies and practices to foster student motivation and success: Lessons from a faculty learning community” (Thursday, April 20, 4:00-5:00 in MRBIII 1220) (co-sponsored by the Department of Mathematics)