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STS: Exploring Inclusive Curricula in the College Classroom: Scientist Spotlight Homework Assignments

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October 28, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Speaker(s): 
Kimberly Tanner & Jeff Schinske

From watching television shows and movies to their experiences in college classes themselves, students recurrently encounter stereotypes that, more often than not, convey a narrow view of who participates in our fields of study. We might wonder, then; what are the impacts of these messages on students and what, if anything, might faculty do in response to this messaging? In this interactive workshop, attendees will reflect on the impacts of stereotypes in their fields, examine Scientist Spotlight homework assignments as a research-based intervention to shift students' stereotypes, and consider implementation strategies for spotlight-type assignments in a wide array of course types and subject areas.

Co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE) and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL).

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