Across higher education, there is recognition of the growing need for fostering more inclusive classrooms and learning environments. As educators across diverse disciplines, how can we prioritize diversity, equity, and justice in our pedagogical approaches? What behaviors will help to translate this commitment into action? Learn how to communicate your values and develop practical resources for implementing DEIJ frameworks and teaching strategies within your academic communities. Tuesdays noon-1:30, starting March 5. ΔΔ
What does it mean for science to matter in everyday life? Explore public understanding of science and science literacy through readings drawn from across the humanities and social sciences, with particular attention to the interdisciplinary field of science and technology studies. Wednesdays 1:45-4:15pm, starting January 24. ΔΔ
Have you read education research, and you’d like to better understand the quantitative methods that are used to answer questions about student learning? This course offers an introduction to quantitative chemistry education research and the theories that underpin it as we explore the evidence put forward for a particular claim. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:50-9:40am, starting January 23. ΔΔ
Explore and develop your own evidence-based teaching practice, informed by research in teaching and learning. You will leave this course with a teaching philosophy statement and a teaching plan that demonstrates how you apply your approach to the college classroom. Mondays 3-5pm, starting January 29. ΔΔ
Graduate students who are currently working with a mentor meet within a supportive interdisciplinary learning community to learn, practice, reflect, and grow together. Mondays, noon – 1:30 pm, starting January 29.
Delta’s Research Mentor Learning Communities are for graduate students and postdocs who are mentoring an undergraduate researcher or for whom mentoring may be an important part of their future career. Three sections available, online or in-person, beginning in late January.
Research has shown that when students write more in a course, they learn course content more effectively and engage more deeply with the material. Learn how to use writing to promote students’ active learning and create a more inclusive learning experience in any disciplinary or course context. Thursdays, 2-3:30pm, starting January 25. ΔΔ
Use the principles of improv theater to improve your communication in multiple contexts and audiences, including talking with colleagues, presenting your research, and teaching in the classroom. Tuesdays, 1-3pm starting January 23. Δ
Join us to explore how to effectively use active learning in a variety of teaching and learning contexts. This course will take a “learning by doing” approach, with opportunities to examine, experience, and try out various active learning instructional methods in the college classroom. Wednesdays, 1-3pm starting January 24. ΔΔ
Based on a nationally-recognized curriculum, this learning community gives you space to explore strategies to become a more effective, culturally responsive mentor and discuss mentoring challenges as they arise. Multiple sections available, for both STEM and social sciences disciplinary groups. Δ