Teaching + Learning Lab Speaker Series: How increasing equity in the science classroom drives social change

Sep 11 (W)  |  2:00 – 3:00 pm  |  6-104 (The Chipman Room)

Dr. Cissy Ballen (Auburn University) will address how certain features of
the introductory science classroom create barriers for historically underserved students.

This explanation for observed performance disparities, the “course deficit
model”, considers the negative impact of environmental conditions on student learning and participation. Dr. Ballen will demonstrate how some of these barriers can be mitigated by instructional and institutional choices that promote the academic excellence for all students across science

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