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2020 Provost's Teaching and Learning Summit

Day 1 - Charting Math Pathways at UWO

While some math problems have only one solution, the best solutions to math curriculum problems are open-ended and evolve to best serve learners. Significant changes in math programs are happening across the system and major revisions to course prerequisites were put in place at UW Oshkosh this semester. The hope is these innovations will increase students' success in mathematics and college.

In consultation with faculty and advisers across the UW System, math pathways have been created to help match students to the math classes that best serve them. These pathways will help get students into the right math classes, which is one of the best ways to boost their success. Pathways will also help ensure their math classes are aligned to the needs of their major programs.

This panel of speakers from the UW Oshkosh Mathematic Department, Academic Advising, and the Department of Teaching and Learning will discuss the motivation behind the revisions, what was changed and what remains the same.

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Day 2 - Inviting Students into the Conversation: An Interactive Session on Teaching and Assessing Writing across the Disciplines

Led by a panel of experts in writing, writing assessment, and writing instruction, this session will introduce participants to key principles from the field of writing studies, and invite participants to reflect on their goals in assigning writing or incorporating writing tasks into their classes. The relationship between academic writing, equity, and assessment will be an important focus of the session. Interactive and reflective activities will give participants an opportunity to create meaningful writing assignments that encourage students to discover the connection between academic writing and their own writing experiences, identities, and communities.

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Day 3 - The Brass Tactics of Anti-Racist Teaching: What, Why and How

The Brass Tactics of Anti-Racist Teaching delves into the praxis of being an anti-racist in the classroom and beyond. Mr. Byron Adams (Director of Multicultural Retention Programming in the Office of Inclusive Excellence) and Dr. Heidi J Nicholls (Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, Global Religions and Cultures) have come together to get down to the brass tactics of anti-racism, the what, why and how. Hear what students are saying and asking for, learn ways to think about your classroom and office space as an anti-racist, and walk away with tangible applications of anti-racist engagement.

The Brass Tactics of Anti-Racist Teaching: What, Why and How is an opportunity to learn about students' thoughts, reflections and concerns since they have returned to UWO, either virtually or in person. Identifying the specific concerns, Mr. Adams and Dr. Nicholls walk you through ways to holistically and intentionally create environments that are more than 'not racist' but anti-racist. Engage in an open and honest dialogue, learn through activities and walk away with items in your ever-growing toolkit to better serve all of those around you inclusively.

This session is a branch off of the CETL summer workshop: Anti-Racist and Inclusive Online Teaching: Re-imagining Teaching during the Racial Justice Uprisings and the Pandemic. This earlier workshop was both a response to the racialized brutalities and uprisings of the summer and a call for what we can do on this campus to be a part of the change we wish to see. While The Brass Tactics of Anti-Racist Teaching is complimentary to the Anti-Racist and Inclusive Online Teaching workshop, it will not be a replica. In turn, we encourage you to watch the video of the workshop from this summer to more fully inform the foundation from which we are building.

It's time for change, let's be a part of making that happen.

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