Event Title

Creatively Addressing "Wicked" Institutional Concerns: A Transdisciplinary Approach

Presenter Information

Jessica Tinklenberg
Jeremy Schnieder

Presentation Type

Workshop

Start Date

10-1-2020 1:45 PM

End Date

10-1-2020 3:00 PM

Abstract

By advancing key principles from Hanstedt (2018), we invite participants to consider transdisciplinarity as a creative framework for solving "wicked"institutional concerns such as remote education and DEI.

Description

In 2018, Paul Hansted wrote _Creating Wicked Students_, which encouraged improved classroom teaching through complex problem solving andcreative higher-order thinking. While this work has been incredibly valuable in diversifying curricula and encouraging more inclusive student success, itlacks the necessary emphasis on equity, faculty development, and institutional assessment that must undergird university-wide efforts to deepen andimprove student learning for all learners. We argue that intentionally applying transdisciplinarity, a critical and creative approach to institutional problem-solving that invites diverse disciplinary stakeholders to address a common goal, is the missing piece in Hanstedt's thought-provoking work. In thispresentation, two faculty developers at two very different institutions will discuss their efforts to take the principles of Wicked Students and employ themat institution-wide scale via faculty development and assessment projects. Our presentation will particularly focus on applications to diversity, equity, andinclusion (DEI) initiatives; holistic faculty development; assessment of student learning; and responses to the recent COVID-19 pivot to remoteinstruction.

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Oct 1st, 1:45 PM Oct 1st, 3:00 PM

Creatively Addressing "Wicked" Institutional Concerns: A Transdisciplinary Approach

By advancing key principles from Hanstedt (2018), we invite participants to consider transdisciplinarity as a creative framework for solving "wicked"institutional concerns such as remote education and DEI.