The summer semester book club selection, Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead), edited by Susan D. Blum, promises to give us much food for thought as we contemplate the idea of ungrading and critique the entire notion of grading students.
Join us via Zoom every Wednesday, May 12 to June 23, from 4:30pm to 5:45pm as we unpack two chapters at a time and delve into discussion and conversation. Save your spot and register now!
Note: While we encourage participants to sign up for the duration, if you wish to attend only one or two sessions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the Zoom link and meeting details.
|Date||Chapters for Discussion|
|May 12||“Introduction: Why Ungrade? Why Grade” & “How to Ungrade”|
|May 19||“What Going Gradeless Taught Me about Doing the ‘Actual Work’” & “Just One Change (Just Kidding): Ungrading and Its Necessary Accompaniments”|
|May 26||“Shifting the Grading Mindset” & “Grades Stifle Student Learning. Can We Learn to Teach without Grades?”|
|June 2||“Let’s Talk about Grading” & “Contract Grading and Peer Review”|
|June 9||“Critique-Driven Learning and Assessment” & “A STEM Ungrading Case Study: A Reflection on First-Time Implementation in Organic Chemistry II”|
|June 16||“The Point-less Classroom: A Math Teacher’s Ironic Choice in Not Calculating Grades” & “Grade Anarchy in the Philosophy Classroom”|
|June 23||“Conference Musings and The G Word” & “Wile E. Coyote, the Hero of Ungrading” & “Conclusion: Not Simple but Essential”|
Further resources for Ungrading:
- Listen to Susan Blum talk about ungrading in Episode 350: Ungrading on the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast with Susan Blum.
- Check out the #Ungrading Virtual Book Club.
- Preview Crowdsourcing Ungrading, the crowdsourced, OER book created by the #UNgrading Virtual Book Club.
- Watch the webinar, “Teaching More by Grading Less,” presented by Dr. Tom Tobin at Go2Knowledge.org.
- Visit the virtual Ungrading book club at ungrading.weebly.com.