Design your course *once* for multiple modalities
If you are planning to teach a hybrid course in 2020-2021, use these resources and suggestions to learn how to design your course for both in-person and remote students.
Re-thinking our courses to be attentive to context and to be intentional about goals and assignments can also help us build more equitable and inclusive classes. A significant principle of equity in educational settings involves revealing the hidden curriculum. Inclusive course design emphasizes student sense of belonging. Maximally accessible courses offer students multiple modes of engaging with course material and assignments. The ACM workshops, as well as the additional resources we’ve included in the links for each workshop topic, offer ways to reveal the hidden curriculum by being clear and transparent in your syllabus and assignment design, increase student sense of belonging and connection, and diversify assignment options. Below you’ll find links to recordings of the workshops (once available) and additional resources for each topic. Registration information for each session will be sent out each week via the cst-news mailing list.
Our Associate Director of Assessment, Nancy Bostrom, with colleagues from Coe and Grinnell Colleges, facilitated a workshop focused on strategies to build a maximally responsive syllabus. Access this workshop as well as additional resources for creating a module-based syllabus here.
Use these resources from the assignment development workshop (facilitated by Britt Abel (German Studies, Director of Writing), Lisa Stroschine, Jane Nesmith, and Angela Ziskowski (Coe College); Robert Hinck and Shweta Srivastava (Monmouth College)) to learn how to develop effective assignments for your hybrid course. The resources focus primarily on creating transparent assignments that follow the Universal Design for Learning.
To help faculty imagine ways to address trauma in our teaching, our colleagues Karín Aguilar-San Juan (American Studies) and Devavani Chatterjea (Biology) led the first Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) summer 2020 faculty development session on Teaching and Learning with Care and Hope. Access this session as well as additional resources for addressing trauma in your course here.