Salt Lake Community College

Transparency in Learning and Teaching Seminar

Transparency in Learning and Teaching Project

Dr. Mary-Ann Winkelmes—The Unwritten Rules of College: Creating Transparent Assignments that Increase Underserved College Students’ Success, October 4, 2017

October 4, 2017

TB 322A

Taylorsville Redwood Campus

Transparent teaching/learning practices make learning processes explicit while offering opportunities to foster students' metacognition, confidence, and their sense of belonging in college. A 2016 Association of American Colleges & Universities publication identifies transparent assignment design as a replicable teaching intervention that significantly enhances students' learning and retention, with greater gains for historically underserved students.


This seminar will review the educational research behind the concept of transparent teaching/learning in this session.


Participants will apply that research to the design of class activities and assignments—and leave with a draft assignment or activity for one of their courses and a concise set of strategies for designing transparent assignments that promote students’ learning equitably.


Interested faculty are invited to join a follow-up conversation about engaging with this pedagogy as a contributing researcher.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 1:30pm to 3:30pm

TB , 322A 4600 South Redwood Road

Event Type

SLCC Events, Inclusivity, Multicultural Events

Campus Location

Taylorsville Redwood Campus

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