Paul James, Assistant Vice President in Duke’s Office for Institutional Equity, will lead this participatory workshop on teaching in the aftermath of difficult community events. The session will explore how to handle classroom discussion when difficult, tragic or contentious current events happen within the Duke community or nationally. Attendees will consider whether to address such issues during class time, how to facilitate such discussions if they occur and how to support student learning during such events.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Join faculty who have participated in the "Teaching for Equity Fellows" Program for a hands-on workshop as they provide examples of how they’ve modified their assignments and syllabi or created new courses and programs based on what they have learned from the Fellowship. They will discuss their modifications, how they work together to further improve their courses, and help participants revise their own materials.
- learn how to identify equity learning outcomes in their own courses;
- align outcomes with assignments and course materials;
- get feedback on their own materials.
- Jennifer Ahern-Dodson, Assistant Professor of the Practice, Thompson Writing Program
- David Malone, Professor of the Practice, Education
- Jayne O. Ifekwunigwe, Visiting Associate Professor, Social Science Research Institute
- Alyssa Perz, Academic Dean, and Lecturer, Biology
Lunch will be provided.
In response to a growing focus on the importance of reproducibility, replication, and transparency in the research endeavor, scholars are adapting their practices and learning new skills and tools. DVS is offering a workshop series that will introduce the concepts, practices and tools that will help increase the reproducibility of your work.
GitHub and GitLab are social coding platforms which enable collaboration. Built upon the Git (version control) framework these tools make social coding and code sharing more accessible. Learn how to create branches, create remote repositories, leverage the GitHub/GitLab interface for simpler "reverts", and collaborate with others.
To fully participate in this workshop, please bring your own laptop. This workshop requires that you have already configured RStudio with Git, a topic covered on Sept. 25.
Duke is home to a diverse student community in terms of racial and ethnic identities, socio-economic backgrounds, religious traditions, and LGBTQ identities. During this session Justin Clapp, Director for Access and Outreach and director of the David M. Rubenstein Scholars program, will present information about student diversity at Duke. Student panelists will also share their own experiences navigating issues related to diversity in and out of the classroom.
Light refreshments will be provided.
“Can I Be Of Any Help?”: An Interactive Theater Performance About Managing Conflicts Around Social Identities in the College Classroom
This interactive theater performance by local company Theater Delta addresses conflicts rooted in racism, sexism and homophobia as they may appear in the classroom. Attendees will observe a scene involving social conflicts in a classroom setting and then have an opportunity to interact with the characters involved to explore the implications of such conflicts and how to manage them in ways that promote equity and inclusion while supporting open dialogue.
A reception will follow for continued discussion.
Venue: Social Sciences Building, Room 136
Making maps is a creative rather than a purely technical process. Even if you can expertly use the latest and most advanced tools, you still have to make design decisions based on your specific audience, data, and goals. This workshop will present an overview of concepts in cartography and provide practical techniques for creating effective, visually appealing maps. We will explore design principles by analyzing plenty of examples. No specific software experience or GIS knowledge is required.
Python can be a great option for exploration, analysis and visualization of tabular data, like spreadsheets and CSV files, if you know which tools to use and how to get started. This workshop will take you through some practical examples of using Python and the Pandas module to load data, transform it into a standard “tidy” format, and visualize it with Seaborn (or another similar module). We will also introduce you to working in JupyterLab, the exiting new flexible programming environment which will eventually replace Jupyter Notebooks.
There are no prerequisites for this workshop – familiarity with the Python programming language is not required, but you will probably find it easier to follow if you have a little coding experience since we will not be giving an overview of the language itself. Instead, the focus will be on learning how to use the language through conceptual understanding and recipes for specific, commonly-useful tasks.