Exploring Alternative Grading Strategies
Session Format: Remote Synchronous (Zoom)
Intended Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students, Postdocs
Facilitator(s): Hayley Heaton and Stephanie Kusano
Session Abstract: Methods of assessing student performance have a profound effect on students’ learning experience and instructors’ time commitments. This interactive remote workshop will introduce several alternatives to traditional grading, such as contract grading and ungrading. Through individual reflection and conversations with other instructors, participants will explore alternative grading practices and consider how those practices might align with instructors’ course goals. Special attention will be given to how alternative grading methods can help instructors practice equity-focused teaching. This introductory workshop is targeted toward all instructors who are looking to advance their teaching toolkit around assessment of student learning.
GTC eligible? Yes, B2