View Past Alternative Grading Events:

Thursday, November 3 Common Hour 12:15-1:30 Dangremond, Hallden Hall
GRADING AND UNGRADING: A Panel Discussion on Alternative Grading Methods
Karen Cook, Associate Professor of Music History, University of Hartford
Chris Hager, Professor of English, Trinity College
Jamie Kleinman, Associate Professor In Residence in Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut
Andrea Roberts, Professor of the Practice in Chemistry, Wesleyan University

Faculty on this panel have implemented a variety of grading strategies, including specifications grading and ungrading in their teaching. The impetus for these approaches has been in response to the pandemic and to their developing pedagogical philosophies about grades to motivate authentic student learning.
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Thursday, October 13 Common Hour,  Zoom
What’s the Point in Ungraded Classes? Learning, Motivation, and Curiosity
Susan Blum, Professor of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame
It often seems as if the point of college is points and grades. But many people have been questioning the centrality of points and grades. This talk will address the reasons why the speaker and other faculty have moved to ungrading their classes, showing how it’s possible to place learning and curiosity at the center of the class.
To view the presentation, Click here    (available until January 31st 2023)
To Review Susan’s bibliography of recommended reading, Click here

The CTL Library now has the following books available to borrow:

Alfie Kohn’s Punished by Rewards.
Inoue’s Labor-Based Grading Contracts
Nilson’s Specifications Grading
Feldman’s Grading for Equity

Kirschenbaum, Simon, and Napier’s Wad-ja-get? The Grading Game

To view all of the books the CTL has available to borrow about Alternative Grading, Click here