Faculty Learning Communities

Examining Equity in Assignments – Monday, May 24th, 9:30-11:30am

Student work on assignments influences the extent to which they learn important concepts, their success, and their feelings about the extent to which they belong in an institution or major. In this workshop, we discuss features of assignments that perpetuate equity gaps and interfere with students’ ability to demonstrate proficiency. We provide a range of simple ways that assignments can be improved to increase equity and support the success of all students. After learning these universal design principles, attendees will have opportunities to revise sample assignments to increase their validity and cultural relevance. Please use this link to register for the workshop.

Turn Grading into Learning with Gradescope – Monday, May 24th, 1:00-3:00 pm

Whether you are teaching face-to-face, hybrid, or online, Gradescope is a software that provides faculty with the ability to grade all types of student work rapidly and the ability to provide feedback student. Multiple UNC Charlotte faculty have been utilizing Gradescope over the past year to change the way they grade student assignments. Come learn from Anglea Berardinelli, Computer Sciences, and Jake Armour, Geography and Earth Sciences, about how they are utilizing Gradescope to decrease their time grading assignments and providing valuable feedback to their students. Please use this link to register for the workshop.