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Teaching with Transparency: Evidence-Based Approaches to Foster Student Motivation and Engagement

November 2, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT


Learn how adding transparency into your teaching can strengthen active learning, assignments, and assessment in this one-part workshop. Participants will be encouraged to apply new ideas and information related to transparency to your own instruction or to an imagined course and will be provided opportunities to share and receive feedback from peers. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe transparency in teaching as it relates to active learning implementation strategies, assignment design, and use of assessment in the teaching and learning process.
  • Plan new, transparent approaches to instruction designed to foster student motivation and engagement.

This workshop is part of CIRTL’s fall programming on evidence-based teaching fundamentals.


Dave Sovic, The Ohio State University

Workshop Schedule

This workshop meets in Zoom on Thursday, November 2 at 1-2:30PM AT / 12-1:30PM ET / 11AM-12:30PM CT / 10-11:30AM MT / 9-10:30AM PT.


This workshop is designed first and foremost for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, instructional staff, and staff in STEM/SBE disciplines, but generally relevant to anyone looking to get an introduction to active learning, assessment, and student engagement.

Registration & Enrollment

No cap. Registration opens Monday, August 14 and closes Thursday, November 2.


If you have a disability, please let us know your learning needs. Contact Kate Diamond (, who is supporting this workshop, to let us know how we can help you have a successful experience. In addition to meeting individualized needs, we will also take measures throughout the workshop to support accessibility for all our students:

  • Using alt-text on images in reading materials
  • Sending pre-session reminders with upcoming assignments to all students
  • Sharing materials for synchronous sessions with students (slides, activity instructions, etc.)
  • Enabling live captioning in synchronous sessions
  • Incorporating multiple modes of interaction into synchronous sessions

Learning Outcomes

All CIRTL Network programming is designed to help participants achieve familiarity with our Core Ideas. This workshop is designed around the following learning outcomes.

Associate: Evidence-based teaching

  • Describe several known high-impact, evidence-based effective instructional practices and materials and recognize their alignment with particular types of learning goals

Associate: Learning-through-diversity

  • Describe the impact of diversity on student learning, in particular how diversity can enhance learning, and how inequities can negatively impact learning if not addressed