Equitable grading strategies
The College of Engineering, in partnership with the Center for Teaching and Learning, will deliver an interactive three-part module as a part of the EMPOWER Certificate Program. This module, Equitable Grading Strategies, will consider the impact of grades on student learning and development, and encourage equity in instruction and assessment. Workshops are scheduled for March 15, March 22 and April 5, 2023, from 9:30-11 a.m. PT in 290 HMMB.
Target Audience: COE faculty only
Contacts: Chaniqua Butscher, inclusive excellence programs manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty Sponsor: Grace O’Connell, associate dean for inclusive excellence
For accommodations for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.), please contact Evan Storey, student disability program administrator and faculty administrative officer, at email@example.com with as much advance notice as possible (at least 7-10 days in advance of the event).
Workshop 1: Why change my grading practices now?
In this initial session, participants will consider the role and value of grades in students’ learning processes and experiences, and examine ways in which traditional grading practices can exacerbate inequities. Participants will also begin to explore “alternative” grading strategies and related research on student learning.
Workshop 2: What equity-centered frameworks for assessment and grading are there?
In this workshop, participants will explore and get practice with specific equity-centered grading frameworks and identify opportunities to adjust one or more methods of assessment in their teaching contexts.
Workshop 3: How can I incorporate equitable grading strategies in my teaching practice?
In this final session, participants will discuss and share experiences in implementing equitable assessment practices, and will collaboratively workshop and develop strategies to implement new practices in their own teaching contexts.
Upon completion of all three workshops, participants will receive an electronic EMPOWER badge and recognition of completion.