The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and the Office of Student Affairs and Community Equity and Inclusion have partnered with the Lindenwood Learning Academy to provide a special professional development opportunity for Lindenwood faculty and staff.
To earn the Certificate, participants complete:
At least two hours of 'Core Development Activities'
Required webinar: Equity-Centered Assessment: Concepts and Strategies (see below)
At least four 'Focused Development Activities'*
A reflective account of professional practice
*Participants can substitute one workshop or webinar from a conference or other external event toward one of the Focused Development Activities, as long as the session was related to culturally responsive assessment.
Core Development Activities
Complete at least two hours' professional development from this list:
- Any of the Diversity Trainings offered by Lindenwood University's Center for Diversity and Inclusion
- Safezone Training, Implicit Bias Training, or any similar workshop taken previously (even if at another organization)
- Required Webinar: Equity-Minded Assessment: Concepts and Strategies, Facilitated by Dr. Gavin Henning and Dr. Anne Lundquist. Click here for more information.
Culturally responsive assessment is...
...assessment that is mindful of the student populations the institution serves, using language that is appropriate for all students when developing learning outcomes, acknowledging students’ differences in the planning phases of an assessment effort, developing and/or using assessment tools that are appropriate for different students, and being intentional in using assessment results to improve learning for all students." (Montenegro and Jankowski, 2017, p. 10)
Focused Development Opportunities
Participants engage with at least four webinars from this list to fulfill the requirements of the Certificate.
"Strategies for Culturally Responsive Assessment Design: Reflexive Teaching, Contemplative Pedagogy and Student-Centered Assignments"
Facilitated by Dr. Melissa Elmes, Lindenwood University
Reflective Account of Professional Practice
This step is required to claim the Certificate.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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