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Events on Inclusive Excellence in Science Education

Posted by on Monday, January 23, 2023 in News.

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)
• “The role of faculty mindsets in STEM students’ motivation and achievement” (Tuesday, February 28, 4:00-5:00 p.m. on Zoom, register here) with Katherine Muenks, Asst Prof in Educational Psychology, University of Texas, Austin (co-sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences)
• “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)

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