Toward Equity in Assessment … Student-Led Coffee Chats Spring 2021

Toward Equity in Assessment: A Cross-Constituency Dialogue

THIS SPRING, LACOL hosted a series of weekly coffee chats led by student pedagogy partners entitled Toward Equity in Assessment: A Cross-Constituency Dialogue. These multi-campus, multi-constituency discussions build on the Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 series.  

Assessment is one of the thorniest dimensions of teaching and learning, and it has been recognized as an arena in which inequities are particularly severe.

The global pandemic has exacerbated existing inequities and created new ones; therefore, now more than ever faculty, staff, and students need to be in dialogue with one another about how to challenge both existing and new inequities. This coffee-chat series supports faculty, staff, and students in explorations of the possibilities for developing equitable approaches to assessment that honor the diversity of students’ strengths, needs, and aspirations. Each session will be facilitated by a group of experienced student partners, and all sessions will be run as semi-structured conversations that strive to integrate the questions and insights of all participants.


Registration is closed (series complete); coffee chats ran February 22 and run weekly through April 12 – details below. 

Sessions Dates and Sign Up

Coffee Chats are one-hour each on Mondays from 10am to 11am Eastern Time
Session 1 ☕ Feb 22, 10:00 AM

~ Cross-constituency Dialogues ~
faculty, staff and students welcome!

Select one or several sessions

Session 2 ☕ Mar 1, 10:00 AM
Session_3_ ☕ Mar 8, 10:00 AM
Session 4 ☕ Mar 15, 10:00 AM
Session 5 ☕ Mar 22 10:00 AM
Session_6 ☕ Mar 29, 10:00 AM
Session 7 ☕ Apr 5, 10:00 AM
Session 8 ☕ Apr 12, 10:00 AM

Student Discussion Leads:

  • Sophia Friedman, Amherst College ’21
  • Hurum Tohfa, Bryn Mawr College ‘22
  • Claire Tobin, Davidson College ‘21
  • Ebony Graham, Haverford College ‘23
  • Nandeeta Bala, Vassar College ‘22

The Spring 2021 Coffee Chat series is a joint initiative of the Teaching and Learning Institute at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges, the Center for Teaching and Learning at Amherst College, the Engaged Pluralism Initiative at Vassar College, Fostering Inclusivity and Respect in Science Together (FIRST) at Davidson College, and LACOL.