In partnership with the Center for the Study of Diversity, the Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning (CTAL) will focus its Spring 2016 TLCs on issues of diversity and educational climate. Each session will precede a CSD invited speaker, with whom TLC participants will have unique opportunities to interact during their follow up visit. The TLC will be a great opportunity to make connections between the speaker’s work and UD and develop key questions prior to the visit.
* May 2, 2016 – Diversity and the difference it makes
This TLC will focus on the work of Scott Page, Professor of Complex Systems, Political Science, and Economics at the University of Michigan. We will focus on his text, The Difference and Diversity and Complexity, in order to consider the contributions of diversity within complex environment of a university. Dr. Page will give a public talk on May 5, 2016.
As part of our mission "to promote academic research and scholarship that facilitate dialogues about and understanding of the social and academic impact of diversity," CSD announces our spring lectures focusing on several aspects of diversity in higher education.
May 5, 2016, 4:00 pm, Gore Recital Hall, Roselle Center for the Arts (reception following at the SpeakEasy) - RSVP here.
The Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate Professor of Complex Systems, Political Science and Economics at the University of Michigan, Dr. Page also directs the Center for the Study of Complex Systems. His book, "The Difference" is a classic argument for the benefits of diversity. He not only demonstrates that groups with a range of perspectives outperform groups of like-minded experts, but he shows practical ways to apply diversity to a host of problems to the benefit of all. RSVP here.