Women’s History Month Student Paper Workshop Program
Location: IB 1046
Please join us on Friday, April 21 at 9:15am for the Women’s History Month Student Paper Workshop! The workshop will go through 10 minutes presentation and 5 minutes comments for each of the student papers, and a half-hour Q+A sessions will follow. Food and drinks will be provided!
We invite you to the Suzhou Tanci Event Series taking place on April 10 and April 12!
On April 10th, join the launching party for our Zaishengyuan (Destiny of Rebirth) translation website on at 7:30 pm at the Water Pavilion.
On April 12th, come to the Suzhou pingtan performance and workshop with artist Zhu Jiang on starting 7:30 pm at the Water Pavilion.
Zoom room: 970 8923 2450 (107)
You are cordially invited to attend the TSL Brown Bag Lunch Research Talk by Dr. Zhang Tong on Rubric Co-construction in EAP Classrooms: Student and Instructor Perceptions.
Date/Time: Friday, March 31, 12pm, (China Standard Time).
Location: IB 2025 or Zoom (Remote attendees will receive the Zoom link via email.)
Snacks and bubble tea provided.
Please RSVP by 5 pm Thursday March 30th:
Co-constructing rubrics has been suggested as an effective strategy to support English Language Learners (ELLs) in self-assessment and metacognitive development. However, implementing rubric co-construction in EAP classrooms can be challenging and time-consuming for college students and instructors. This study aims to explore student and instructor perceptions of rubric co-construction in first-year college writing classrooms. Sixteen Chinese first-year students and their instructors participated in semi-structured interviews to discuss their experiences with the rubric co-construction process. Thematic analysis of the interview data revealed that both students and instructors perceived benefits from rubric co-construction, including increased transparency, support for self-regulation and metacognitive activities, and enhanced formative use of rubrics. However, the findings also unveiled pedagogical concerns related to the features of first-year ELLs in college. The data further suggested that instructors negotiated between institutional expectations and their teaching practices and beliefs. This study offers insights into implementing teacher-student rubric co-construction in EAP teaching contexts and provides implications for instructors and curriculum designers.
Date/Time: March 28th, 5:30pm
Zoom ID: 954 6231 1016
Guest Speaker: Hendrik Wagenaar and Barbara Prainsack
Abstract: The Covid-19 pandemic has starkly revealed the fault lines in the current, neoliberal political-economic order. While we are obviously not the ones to have noticed this, our take on the problem differs in a number of important ways from the usual political economy analyses. The aim of the book is to provide an evidence-based, practically feasible, vision of a more sustainable and more just political economic order. We use utopian imagination as a systematic method (Levitas 2013). Specifically, the purpose of the book is twofold: 1) to provide the ideas and vocabulary for a different narrative of a better society, and 2) to suggest concrete solutions, each one of them grounded in practical experience and/or scientific evidence.
Date/Time: Friday, April 7, 6.30p.m.
Location: IB 2071
Zoom: 876 1256 7807
Host: Prof. Emmanuelle Chiocca
In collaboration with DKU Office of Undergraduate Studies and DKU Language and Culture Center, the Humanities Research Center is proud to present a live guided tour of the Lascaux Cave of Southwest France. The participants will be able to ask questions about the cave and its history in this one-time-only event. Snacks and bubble tea will be served to the participants.
Please RSVP to the event here.
Cody Schmidt, class of 2025
This event was hosted by HRC’s Citizenship Lab. The Citizenship Lab seeks to understand the transformation of citizenship and the ways in which citizenship is expressed through ecological, temporal, and spatial terms. The full event can be viewed here.
Dr. Nick Kelly and Professor Marcus Foth from the Queensland University of Technology joined Professor Robin Rodd from Duke Kunshan’s Citizenship Lab on March 9th to discuss the role of the metaverse in the politics of climate change. Based on their article published in The Conversation, the two began by explaining Tuvalu’s attempt to save their nation that has turned towards metaverse technologies. Continue reading “Student Report on The Climate Emergency and Tuvalu’s Escape to the Metaverse: Challenging the Complicity of Design in Technological Solutionism”