Six faculty projects that involve innovative approaches to improving student learning will be honored next month with Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prizes. Among them is Stamps Lecturer Ali Shapiro’s project, “Creative Contracts: Incentivizing Engagement with Process and Other ‘Writerly Behaviors’ in a First-Year Writing Requirement Course for Art & Design Students.“
Shapiro designed a grading contract with a “Writerly Behaviors” framework that bolsters inclusivity in her writing classes and has contributed to creating a stable, supportive remote-learning environment during the pandemic. The framework incentivizes students to expand their notions of what writing can look like, and to connect writing to other creative practices.
The Provost’s Teaching Innovative Prize is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching and the University Library.
Read more about the winning projects here.