Featured Resource: Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion — Resources Available on Stereotype Threat, Implicit Bias, and Classroom Climate

Jerry Kang, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion recently shared that  the new EDI website is now live at equity.ucla.edu.  Within the “Educational Materials” menu item are some great resources on stereotype threat, implicit bias, and classroom climate. In particular, there are a few videos of Jerry Kang speaking about implicit bias, which provide an excellent introduction and review of these important topics. Please check out these great resources and the new EDI website!

Learning Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty

Published by WILEY

Elizabeth F. Barkley is the author of several widely used books on active learning in the classroom including Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty (Jossey-Bass, 2010) and Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty (Jossey-Bass, 2004) co-authored with Claire Howell Major and K. Patricia Cross. Learning Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty, another collaboration between Barkley and Major, has just been published this January 2016 and provides 50 easy-to-implement active learning techniques that embed assessment strategies based on Fink’s Taxonomy of Significant Learning to  gauge student learning in the classroom. You may order directly from the publisher. This title is also available from Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

New Book Available: Quality in the Undergraduate Experience: What Is It? How Is It Measured? Who Decides? Summary of a Workshop (2016)

Students, parents, and government agencies need as much information as possible about the outcomes of the higher education experience and the extent to which they can expect a fair return on their investment in higher education. In order to better understand the concept of quality – enabling students to acquire knowledge in a variety of disciplines and deep knowledge in at least one discipline, as well as to develop a range of skills and habits of mind that prepare them for career success, engaged citizenship, intercultural competence, social responsibility, and continued intellectual growth – an ad hoc planning committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Board on Higher Education and Workforce, with funding from the Lumina Foundation, organized a workshop in Washington, D.C., on December 14-15, 2015. This report summarizes the presentations and discussion of that event.

Find the whole book here.