Upcoming Campus Programs

All are welcome to attend our upcoming programs and events. Do you have an idea for a future Rice Center event? Let us know your thoughts by contacting a member of the Rice Center staff or using our Suggestions and Feedback page.

Upcoming Events:

A stumble and a leap: reflections on teaching
Wednesday, April 17th, 4:00-5:30pm, The Rice Center (Stetson 308)
Each semester, the Rice Center invites two faculty to reflect on their work as teachers and to share some highs and lows from past courses. This semester, please join us for appetizers and drinks with Professors Laylah Ali (Art) and Julie Blackwood (Math/Stats).
 
Grading for Equity: a workshop by grading expert and author Joe Feldman
Thursday, May 23rd, Griffin 3
Workshop: 9:00-11:00am, Q&A 11:15-Noon
This two-hour workshop will share grading practices that have been demonstrated to improve learning, minimize grade inflation, reduce failure rates, and become a lever for creating stronger faculty-student relationships and more caring classrooms. A free copy of Grading for Equity will be available to anyone interested. 
 
The Improvisational Classroom
Sponsored by the Gaudino Fund and Rice Center for Teaching
Thursday, May 30th, 9:00am-1:30pm, location TBA
This half-day experiential workshop explores concepts of play, storytelling, improvisation, and embracing uncertainty in the classroom. Organized by Gaudino Scholar Amy Holzapfel (Theatre) in collaboration with the Rice Center, this interactive session consists of a pair of workshops led by Emmanuelle Delpech, physical theater artist, and Hari Stephen Kumar, professional storytelling coach. Following these workshops, participants will have an opportunity to discuss their thoughts and experiences over lunch.