Calendar: LTC Events, Book Groups and Workshops

The LTC hosts a variety of events each term. 

  • LTC Lunches are open to all members of the Carleton community and lunch is provided for 50 people. 
  • Targeted Audience Lunches are discussion based and intended for members of the community who have a vested interest in the topic.  We ask that you RSVP for these lunches so that reading materials or discussion questions can be sent out before beforehand.
Jan 16

LTC Lunch

Inside/Outside the Binary: Teaching the Politics of Data

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
11:45 am – 1:00 pm / Weitz 236

At Occidental, we are experimenting with the integration of quantitative reasoning into courses outside of STEM. Guided by this programmatic interest, this presentation zooms in on the design process for one inquiry-based course on non-normative gender identities and the politics of counting and classification. The course involves a class-wide research project that designs measures for non-binary gender identities and collaboratively analyzes the gender diversity of the campus. From this singular prototype, we derive some overall principles for the design of inquiry-based courses that aim to cultivate a critical approach to data collection and the quantification of human experience.

Jacob Alden Sargent, Associate Director, Center for Digital Liberal Arts, Occidental
Jessica Blickley, Instruction and Research Scientist Specialist, Occidental


Sponsored by Perlman Learning/Teaching Ctr. Contact: Mary Drew, x4192