Workshop Series

“TILT” Your Assignments!

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Logo for the Transparency in Learning and Teaching project. The acronym "TILT" is in a slanted red box next to "Higher Education". Under this is "Transparency in Learning and Teaching"

The Transparency in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education project (TILT Higher Ed) is an award-winning national educational development and research project that helps faculty to implement a transparent teaching framework that promotes college students’ success.

Transparent instruction seems to benefit students across the disciplines and at all levels of expertise. The benefits for students in TILT studies were statistically significant, and the gains for underserved students were larger (with effect sizes in the medium to large range). The gains are in three areas: 1) perceived skill development, 2) belonging, 3) confidence. (Winkelmes et al, 2016). There were greater benefits (medium to large in magnitude) for underserved students (first-generation, ethnically underrepresented, low-income).

Come learn about TILT and TILT your own assignments in this two-part series workshop!

Faculty who attend at least one (1) part 1 AND one (1) part 2 workshop as well as submit to the CFE two (2) TILTed assignments will earn $150 Professional Development Funds.

Part 1: Introduction to TILT Workshop

Learn about TILT and its benefits, as well as begin to use the research-supported TILT template on example assignments. Workshop participants will walk away understanding how to use the TILT assignment template to present their own assignments in way that minimizes student questions and promotes student success. The same workshop will be offered multiple times to accommodate schedules; attend any workshop. Lunch vouchers will be provided for the in-person meetings on June 1st and June 29th.

  • Tuesday, May 16, 10 to 11:30 a.m., virtual
  • Thursday, June 1, 10 to 11:30 a.m., in-person in Hammond, GYTE 108 (FYE instructor focus, but open to everyone)
  • Monday, June 12, 2 to 3:30 p.m., virtual, (FYE instructor focus, but open to everyone)
  • Thursday, June 29, 1 to 2:30 p.m., in-person in Hammond, GYTE 108  (Canceled)
  • Thursday, July 13, 12:30 to 2 p.m., virtual

Part 2: TILT Your Assignment Workshop

Collaborate with your peers to TILT your own assignments.  Attend one or more of these sessions to get feedback and ideas on how to present your assignments clearly to students using the TILT assignment template. Must have attended the Part 1 Introduction Workshop before attending a Part 2 workshop. Lunch vouchers will be provided for the in-person meetings on May 24th and July 18th.

  • Wednesday, May 24, 1 to 2:30 p.m., in-person in Hammond, GYTE 108
  • Tuesday, June 13, 9:30 to 11 a.m., virtual
  • Friday, July 7, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., virtual
  • Wednesday, July 12, 1 to 2:30 p.m., virtual, (FYE instructor focus, but open to everyone)
  • Tuesday, July 18, 9:30 to 11 a.m., in-person in Hammond, GYTE 116, (FYE instructor focus, but open to everyone)
  • Monday, July 24, 1 to 2:30 p.m., virtual
  • Winkelmes, Mary-Ann, Matthew Bernacki, Jeffrey Butler, Michelle Zochowski, Jennifer Golanics, and Kathryn Harriss Weavil. (2016). “A Teaching Intervention that Increases Underserved College Students’ Success.” Peer Review 18 (1 / 2), 31-36.

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