Title: Inclusive Teaching Practices for Busy Faculty
Date: February 26, 2021 at 2 pm
Presenter: Colleen M. Lewis
Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Abstract: Teaching advice often comes in the form of transformative approaches that seem great for students, but would easily double or quadruple our workload! We’ll discuss teaching practices that you can integrate into your classroom without reinventing the wheel and sacrificing your work-life balance. Most importantly, these are practices that can have a differential benefit for students of color, women, and first-generation college students.
Bio: Colleen Lewis is an Assistant Professor of computer science (CS) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Lewis was previously the McGregor-Girand Associate Professor of CS at Harvey Mudd College. She is teaching faculty at the USC Race and Equity Center, which provides training to University leaders. At the University of California, Berkeley, Lewis completed a PhD in science and mathematics education, an MS in computer science, and a BS in electrical engineering and computer science. Her research seeks to identify and remove barriers to CS learning and understand and optimize CS learning. Lewis curates CSTeachingTips.org, a NSF-sponsored project for disseminating effective CS teaching practices. Lewis has received the NCWIT.org Undergraduate Mentoring Award and the AnitaB.org Emerging Leader Award for her efforts to broaden participation in computing.
Host: Alex Labrinidis