TILT Kick-Off Workshop: Using a Transparent Framework to Remove Barriers to Student SuccessInterested in learning about the Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TILT) Framework in advance of the Faculty Retreat? Join us for an interactive workshop featuring a webinar with the lead researcher, Dr. Mary Ann Winkelmes, in which she will share the research and overview the concepts behind TILT to get us started. Dr. Winkelmes will be live-streamed so that multiple Illinois community colleges can participate simultaneously in this unique learning experience.

The new incoming majority student population in U.S. higher education is increasingly diverse, multi-generational and non-traditional, and faculty must provide equitable educational opportunities for a broad variety of learners in each college course. Transparent instruction shows great promise for increasing the success equitably. Data from an AAC&U study at seven Minority-Serving Institutions identifies transparent assignment design (involving faculty/student discussion about the relevant knowledge, skills to be practiced, required tasks, expected criteria and examples before students begin working) as a replicable teaching intervention with significant benefits for all students, and even greater gains for historically underserved students [Winkelmes et al, Peer Review, Spring 2016].

In this workshop, the TILT founder, Dr. Mary Ann Winkelmes, will review the findings as well as educational research behind the concept of transparent teaching/learning. Then we’ll apply that research to sample assignments and to the design of your own class activities and assignments. Participants will leave with a draft assignment or activity for one of their courses, and a concise set of strategies for designing transparent assignments that promote students’ learning equitably. Some attendees for this workshop who apply TILT principles to their work may be asked to share examples and/or facilitate activities at the Faculty Retreat in March.

  • Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Location: Building F, Room F315
  • Facilitators: Mary Ann Winkelmes and members of the Academy Instructional Design Team
  • CEUs: 0.2
  • Register

Please register by Monday, January 13, 2020 so that we can plan for space and materials.

Questions? Please contact the Academy at 847.925.6174, academy@harpercollege.edu.