Re-Imagining Grading at USF: An Afternoon of Foundational Discussion and Practical Applications, featuring keynote by Joe Feldman, author of Grading for Equity: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Transform Schools and Classrooms

Monday, April 22 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

McLaren Complex — 251

Two students collaborating on a laptop.

Grading is widely accepted as a fundamental requirement of teaching and learning, theoretically ensuring a meritocratic system in which everyone is given the “same opportunity” to succeed based on their own hard work, aptitude, and objective performance. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a greater awareness of student inequities and mental health challenges led many faculty to reflect on how effectively and equitably traditional grading practices advance and assess student learning. Is it possible to implement alternatives to the traditional grading process that simultaneously maintain rigor and academic standards?

This event will feature a keynote by Joe Feldman, author of Grading for Equity: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Transform Schools and Classrooms. Additionally, attendees will have opportunities to share and learn about more equitable techniques for grading that are already being implemented at USF, and will explore practical ways to incorporate them in their own grading practices.