Student Experience

Putting Equity Into Practice: Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning

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Culturally responsive pedagogy is a framework that is inclusive of culturally responsive and relevant teaching, and culturally affirming and sustaining instructional methodologies that validate and engage students’ cultural identities. These practical instructional strategies and practices guide the implementation of culturally responsive teaching and learning into educational spaces.

Listening to Learners 2023

Tyton partners’ Listening to Learners 2023 reveals that while 70% of students value representative diversity among advisors, only 30% of institutions report scaled implementation of this hr practice. Cutting-edge research identifies strategies to enhance student outcomes and create a sense of belonging in higher education.

Planning for Academic Continuity

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This guide presents results from an analysis of 100 academic continuity plans at U.S. colleges and universities. The results form the basis for recommended academic continuity plan best practices, tools, and templates academic leaders can use to maintain a plan that can be used in both short-term and long-term circumstances.

Caring for the Whole Student

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Colleges and universities can help alleviate the burden students face every day, including restructuring mental health support on campus, providing options for digital learning, encouraging teachers to apply trauma-informed teaching practices, and connecting students with the resources they need to thrive.

Equity Review Tool

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The equity review tool is designed for educators striving to create more validating and affirming learning experiences and environments for students. Using this tool, educators will be able to develop and evaluate their resources and the language they use to ensure they are asset-based and supportive of a more equitable teaching and learning process.

Every Learner 2021 Annual Report

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This year our network has prioritized increasing our knowledge and capacity for equity and racial justice work along with centering equity and racial justice in our resources and services. In addition to our personal and professional equity work, we have spent this last year inviting students into our work.

Lessons Learned: A Toolkit for Post-Pandemic Higher Education with Equity and Student Care at the Center

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Lessons Learned is made up of over 30 recommendations for improving practices in higher education. It asks where unexpected benefits showed themselves among the forced necessity of emergency remote teaching, and it encourages faculty, administrators, and academic and student support colleagues to continue collaborating to remove barriers, improve access, and update methods and tools.

Teaching with a Cobot, not a Robot

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This presentation explores four dimensions of motivation and feedback, two learning science pillars that engage students in the learning process and fosters long-term memories with active and adaptive learning.

Planning for a Blended Future

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This guide moves beyond getting started with blended learning to help educators realize the best of online and onsite instruction and implement research-driven techniques to positively influence student outcomes.

Student Leaders Speak 2021

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Student Leaders Speak documents a national snapshot of diverse college students, including many who are first-generation as they reflect on their lives, their learning, their digital experiences, their challenges, their setbacks and their triumphs.

Time for Class 2020

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This survey is designed to help higher education stakeholders gain an understanding of digital learning tools for increasing affordability and accessibility for students.

The Equity Imperative and Social Justice

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Barbara Means of Digital Promise presents findings from a survey of students learning remotely and offers solutions for bridging the digital divide at the University of the District of Columbia.