Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 11:00am to 12:15pm
Thursday, November 04, 2021 at 11:00am to 12:15pm
Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 11:00am to 12:15pm
Tyler Hall, 225
9 Greenhouse Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA
Is Teaching More by Grading Less (or Differently) possible? How might Improved Grading Make Classrooms More Equitable and manageable for both our students and ourselves?
Ever felt like grading processes risk undermining our teaching efforts, both in relation to student learning and instructor motivation? When students are more concerned about the grade earned on an assignment rather than about improving their knowledge and skills, we may find ourselves fretting over how many points to assign rather than focusing our energies on actually supporting their attainment of learning goals.
If you’re interested in exploring grading strategies that reduce anxiety, increase transparency, and encourage consistently meaningful learning, join us for this Fall 2021 Learning Community!
Facilitators: Anna Santucci (ATL) and Julianna Golas (HDF & ATL Affiliate)
Location: Tyler Hall 225 (Remote sessions will be offered if there is a need for a virtual pivot)
Option 1: Thursdays 9:30-10:45 on: Sept 23rd, Sept 30th, Oct 7th, and Oct 14th
Option 2: Thursdays 11:00-12:15 on: Oct 21st, Oct 28th, Nov 4th and Nov 18th
Apply by Wednesday, September 8th, 2021: click here
Participants will receive their own free copy of the book Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead) by Susan D. Blum, and reflect on possible applications for their own teaching practice and context in relation to these questions:
Participants may also receive $250 in Professional Development Funds to support implementation in their courses if they elect to submit a brief Action Plan.
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