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Data Informed Instruction for Equitable Digital Teaching and Learning

In this workshop series participants will explore how disaggregated “in the moment” course level data, course outcomes, and institutional trends can illuminate opportunities for addressing equity through teaching and learning. Participants will begin to engage in sensemaking practices to interpret outcomes through intentional interrogation of engagement patterns, attendance, formative assessments, and grade distributions. This workshop series will equip faculty and academic affairs professionals to recognize inequities students with racialized and minoritized identities experience by examining academic outcomes and be empowered to address them through data-informed instruction. This series will also support participants to create processes and determine methodologies that support data-informed instruction and make plans to scale a coordinated effort that aligns institutional, departmental, programmatic, and course-level goals. By the end of the series, participants will complete an implementation plan for 2 select strategies that lead to data informed instruction (conduct student survey, disaggregate course level data by race and gender, partner with institutional research to collect, interpret student and course-level outcome data).

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and generate sources of course-level data useful for improving teaching and learning as part of the continuous improvement process. ​
  2. Develop skills to identify and use the appropriate methodologies for routinely collecting and analyzing disaggregated data
  3. Support faculty to interpret and apply the data to make “real time” informed instructional decisions
  4. Create a plan to develop and implement processes that equip faculty with data at the course and section level and supports data-informed instruction

Service Format

Workshop series

Delivery Method

Synchronous Facilitation

Length and duration

Four 90-minute sessions

Time on task Required

6-hour synchronous live sessions plus 1 to 2 hours per week to complete elements of the action plan. Total of 12 to 18 hours


Implementation plan for 2 data informed instruction.

Intended Audience

Cross functional teams of departmental leaders (chairs, deans), institutional researchers, faculty, and faculty developers

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