From Course Design to Assessment: Bridging Theory and Practice
How do we best revise existing courses and design new ones with anti-racist, equity-focused values and strategies at their core? How do we effectively communicate these values to students through course content, policies, assessment, and activities? In this session, faculty participants in the Sweetland Center for Writing Anti-Racist Task Force will present examples from courses they have (re)designed to bridge anti-racist theory and practice. Drawing on theoretical frameworks from Kishimoto (2016) and Peoples (2020), each presenter will highlight a specific aspect of their own anti-racist, equity-focused course design and practice to address the full timeline from course conception to classroom organization and strategy to assignment design and assessment. Workshop participants will then be invited to join breakout groups to explore and apply these theories and practices in their own courses and pedagogical activities.