“Being Transparent about Equity and Student Success,” the 2022 Academic Success Lecture featuring Kevin Gannon, is scheduled 10 a.m.-noon, Friday, March 25. Watch the lecture via Zoom. Registration is not required.
One of the most significant obstacles to student success is a lack of transparency, which they can encounter in a variety of ways ranging from uncertainty about a particular assignment’s expectations to anxiety about whether they even belong in college. This session explores how these barriers to equity and success are put into place, as well as specific strategies to remove them. Using “transparency” as a core concept to guide in that work of barrier-removal can have powerful consequences for students and for the work needed in higher education to promote equity in opportunities and outcomes.
Gannon is the director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and professor of history at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. His book Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto, was published by West Virginia University press in spring 2020 as part of their Teaching and Learning in Higher Education series, edited by James M. Lang. Gannon's scholarly passions are race and racisms, critical and inclusive pedagogy, nineteenth-century history (particularly the United States and the Americas), and historiography and theory.
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