2022-2023 Events

Please see below for our schedule of events for 2022-2023. These events include talks organized by SEISMIC and SEISMIC institutions, as well as events SEISMIC is co-sponsoring, and are open to anyone interested to attend. For more information, please contact our Speaker Events Bureau at  seismic.speakers.bureau@umich.edu  


Dec. 12

1 pm – 2 pm EST



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AIM Research – Equity in Assessment for Large Undergraduate Courses

Speaker: Montserrat B. Valdivia Medinaceli, Graduate Research Assistant, Indiana University Bloomington

In this presentation, I aim to showcase the importance of using item bias detection methods to improve equity in assessment. Large undergraduate S.T.E.M. and Business courses use assessments as an indicator of progress and achievement, and assessments tend to be highly weighted in the course’s final grade. Therefore, the implications of the results of these assessments are highly impactful on students’ progress and perception of ability, particularly when students belong to minoritized groups. I will present the results of applying various differential item functioning statistics to compare more- and less-privileged groups in a course final exam at a Midwest four-year university. I hope the results of this analysis help initiate a conversation about fairness in assessment in large undergraduate courses.

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Fall 2022 – Winter 2023

Across multiple weeks and institutions!


Weeks of SEISMIC

The Weeks of SEISMIC continue into the Fall and Winter at more of our institutions! In the Fall, SEISMIC will be visiting University of Minnesota, Indiana University, and Arizona State University. In the Winter, SEISMIC will be visiting University of Pittsburgh and University of California Davis. Read more about the Weeks of SEISMIC on our webpage!


Previous Events and Webpages

2021-2022 Events

Check out our 2021-2022 Events page for previous events and information!


2021-2022 Conversations

SEISMIC Conversations was an event series for SEISMIC Working Group members. The Speaker Events Bureau hosted three SEISMIC Conversations during the 2021-2022 academic year.

2021 Showcase

Over two days, SEISMIC shared a variety of classroom innovations and programs to support course transformations at a large scale.


Winter/Spring 2021 Events

Check out our 2021 Winter/Spring Events page for previous events and information!


Fall 2020 Events

Check out our Fall 2020 Events page for previous events and information!