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For upcoming roundtable discussions, workshops and webinars held over Zoom, see ‘Upcoming Events and Programs’ on our homepage.

August Workshops:

Registration required for each workshop – please email to register and receive the zoom link.

Designing Equitable Assessments

Monday, August 9th; 10:30am-12pm

Assessments that are unmindful of equity risk becoming contributing to inequity.   This workshop will guide participants through some core features of equitable assessments, centering the student in the process of assessing learning.  Consider equitable assessments at a number of levels from examining which assessments we should choose to include in our course to how to design them to maximize their equity for our students.

Balancing Flexibility and Rigor

Monday, August 16th; 10:30am-12pm

During the pandemic instructors strove to incorporate flexibility in their courses while preserving academic rigor. In this roundtable, we will explore the concept of rigor and its relationship to inclusive, flexible teaching. Participants will discuss Universal Design for Learning and strategies for reaching all students while maintaining high course standards.

Assessment: Designing for Academic Integrity

Monday, August 23rd; 10:30-12pm

Whether you're teaching online, face-to-face, or some combination; whether your assessments are primarily exams, papers, or some combination of different approaches -- faculty are concerned about cheating. In this workshop we will talk about ways to shift our focus from monitoring individuals toward changing the learning environment so that we can tackle academic dishonesty at its roots.

Equity, Inclusion, and Innovation: Faculty Panel Discussion:

When:  Wednesday, August 11th; 12 - 1pm 
Where: Zoom 

Please join CELT and the StAARs Center for a unique panel discussion where we will be speaking with three faculty who implemented creative practices to create equitable and inclusive learning experiences for their students. Our panel will include Professors Amy Hirschfeld from the Gordon Institute, Eulogio Guzman from the SMFA, and Kareem Khubchandani from Theater, Dance, and Performing Arts.  Through conversation and their lived experiences and practices, participants will learn simple ways to adjust curricula and teaching approaches that intentionally, and in some cases, instinctively incorporate Universal Design for Learning practices that create a more just and equitable learning experience for all students.   Come learn and be inspired by these three dynamic and innovative educators.

Please register for this event to receive the zoom link by clicking here.

Tuft's Summer Writing Retreat:

When:  Thursday, August 12th
Time: 10-3 pm with a lunch break
Where: Zoom (participants will receive the link upon registering for the event

CELT and the Office of the Vice-Provost for Research (OVPR) are hosting a one-day virtual writer's retreat for anyone who would like to dedicate time for a writing project within a structured and supportive environment.

  • We will begin the day by convening on zoom to set our intentions for the day and to provide each other with support and encouragement as you embark on your work.
  •  Participants will spend dedicated time writing with a few check-ins to report on progress. Writing and grant support will be available for the entire retreat.

This event is open to any faculty at Tufts University!  Please register by August 10th. Space is limited!

To register for the retreat or if you have questions, email


Roundtable on Equitable Assessments in Large Lecture

Monday, September 13th; 10:30am-12pm

Building on the work of the August CELT series on Assessment, this roundtable will focus on the role of assessments in large lecture classrooms. We will tackle questions about how we can design assessments that center the student and help to advance equitable learning opportunities for all students.

Registration required  – please email to register and receive the zoom link.

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