Equitable grading strategies
The College of Engineering, in partnership with the Center for Teaching and Learning, will deliver an interactive three-workshop module as a part of the EMPOWER Certificate Program. This module, Equitable Grading Strategies, will focus on best practices for supporting student learning and development, and on promoting equity in instruction and grading. Workshops are scheduled for Feb. 23, March 2 and March 9, 2022, from 9:30-11 a.m. PT via Zoom.
Targeted audience: Faculty, Teaching Staff
Contacts: Grace O’Connell, associate dean for inclusive excellence, email@example.com, Fatima Alleyne, director of community engagement and inclusive practices, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: What’s in a grade?
In this workshop, participants will investigate the role and value of grades in students’ learning processes and experiences and examine ways in which grading practices can exacerbate inequities. Participants will also begin to explore “alternative” grading strategies and related research on student learning.
Workshop 2: What approaches can I use for equitable grading?
In Workshop 2, participants will collaboratively compare and contrast equity-minded grading frameworks, including Grading for Equity and Contract Grading, and identify an opportunity to adjust a method of assessment in their teaching contexts.
Workshop 3: How can I apply equitable grading strategies in my teaching practice?
In the final session, participants will build on previous conversations in reflecting on equitable grading practices and collaboratively workshopping and developing strategies to implement in their teaching contexts.
Upon completion of all three workshops, participants will receive an electronic EMPOWER badge and recognition of completion.