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Critical Conversations Series: PANEL | Radical Assessment: Let’s Talk About Ungrading and Contract Grading

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Moderated by: Yasmine Djerbal, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Panelists: Misty Underwood, Office of Indigenous Initiatives; and Faculty of Education | Mary Louise Adams, School of Kinesiology | and Sarah Shulist, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Why do we grade? Are grades a good measure of student learning? Are there alternatives to grading? In this informal session, panelists and participants will be invited to share their experiences and experiments with “ungrading”. Professors Misty Underwood (OII, Education), Mary Louise Adams (Kinesiology), and Sarah Shulist (LLCU) will reflect on changes they have made to their assessments, as well as tensions, failures and successes with different modes of ungrading and contract grading. The discussion will then turn to audience members who will share their experiences,   
For information on ungrading, checkout the following resources (links are available on our website):
Ungrading: An FAQ, by Jesse Stommel
Ungrading: A radical old idea, picking up steam, by Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, University of British Columbia
Teaching More by Grading Less (or Differently), by Schinske J, Tanner K..

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