2020 was an immensely challenging year for college campuses and students. In light of this, we are encouraged by the energy, creativity and dedication of the SEP campus teams and faculty to creating equitable learning environments – both in the classroom and beyond. In this publication, we celebrate just a few of the many faculty voices across our growing SEP community that are improving student experience in ways that promote academic success and equity. These early results point to what can be accomplished as we extend these practices and continue our work together.
The publication highlights the work of nine instructors across the SEP network and the practices they have used to improve student experience, as seen in this excerpt:
Referenced Tools and Resources:
- Creating a Belonging Story
- Three Approaches to Revising Your Syllabus with Equity, Belonging, and Growth in Mind
- Creating a Wise Feedback Framing Statement
SEP has developed a set of resources that support faculty on the SEP campuses to increase academic success and equity by improving student experience. These resources are being piloted and refined for broader use:
- SEP Professional Development Modules: a training series for colleges to assist faculty in developing knowledge and practical skills to improve classroom experience.
- The SEP Practices Library: a set of evidence-informed practices that faculty can adapt to foster social belonging, identity safety and a growth mindset culture within the classroom.
- Ascend: a professional learning program that enables college instructors to understand how their students are experiencing courses through an adaptive and continuous process.
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