Angela Rasmussen, Spokane Community College

Full TILT: Transparency in Learning and Teaching to Increase Student, Faculty, and Institutional Success

More students are making it to college than ever, but underrepresented, first generation, and low income students are half as likely to complete college in four years compared to their white and Asian peers (“A Teaching Intervention that Increases Underserved College Students’ Success“). Implementation of the Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TILT) Framework supports a social justice model as it garners statistically significant results from application of TILT principles to teaching and institutional processes with the greatest gains for systemically non-dominant student groups. In two years at TILT research institutions, students are persisting at 13-15% higher rates through increased confidence, belonging, and metacognitive awareness.

Join us at the Faculty Retreat in March when Angela Rasmussen from Spokane Community College will guide us through the research, principles, and applications of TILT-ing our work. Our efforts to increase transparency* from the course to institutional level can demystify the college experience to provide underserved students with clearer, 20/20 vision for more equitable engagement. Approaching our work through TILT-ed lenses can also enhance communications, meetings, and initiatives to streamline and enrich our collaborative efforts across campus.

Faculty Retreat 2020

  • Dates: March 13-14, 2020
  • Location: Eaglewood Resort, Itasca
  • Agenda
    • Friday, March 13
      • 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Light Lunch
      • 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Program
      • 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Social Hour
      • 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Dinner
      • 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Team Trivia
      • 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. Open Mic and Bowling
    • Saturday, March 14
      • 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Breakfast
      • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Program

All faculty (full-time and adjunct) are invited to attend all or part of the retreat. The retreat will be fully funded; no individual professional development funds will be required.

Watch the Academy website and the January issues of the Academy News for more details and to register.

Questions? Please contact the Academy at 847.925.6174,

*What is transparent teaching?

Transparent teaching and learning methods explicitly focus on making students aware of how they are learning course content, how we structure their learning and overall college experiences, and how students will use this learning in their lives after college.