Exploring Alternative Grading Strategies
Methods of assessing student performance have a profound effect on students’ learning experience and instructors’ time commitments. This interactive remote workshop will begin with critical reflection on grading strategies and then introduce several alternatives to traditional grading with a focus on equity (e.g., standards-based grading, ungrading). Through individual reflection and conversations with other instructors, participants will explore alternative grading practices and consider how those practices might align with course goals. This introductory workshop is targeted toward all instructors who are looking to advance their teaching toolkit around assessment of student learning.