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October, 2022

13Oct2:00 PM2:50 PMRaising an Eyebrow at Grades: A Too-Brief Introduction to UngradingCaleb Hutchins, Community Colleges of Spokane2:00 PM – 2:50 PM

Date

October 13, 2022

Time

Thursday 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM Pacific Time

Location

Online via Zoom

Cost

Part of 2022 Conference

Session Description

“Ungrading” is a provocative concept that encompasses a wide spectrum of assessment and classroom policy design decisions. As Jesse Stommel put it, “‘Ungrading’ means raising an eyebrow at grades as a systemic practice, distinct from simply ‘not grading.’” In this session we’ll explore how grading policies relate to student equity, inclusion, and success. Then we’ll unpack some ungrading theory, practices, and techniques. We’ll also discuss how your LMS can support ungrading, and share a bibliography of additional resources to help you dive more deeply into this emerging topic.

Speakers

Caleb Hutchins

Instructional Designer, Community Colleges of Spokane

Caleb Hutchins has been an Instructional Designer for seven years, currently at the Community Colleges of Spokane. He earned his Master of Science in Education, Instruction, and Learning at Montana State University-Northern, where he continues to adjunct-teach online. He is passionate about design, student equity, and uncovering the hidden curriculum of higher education. He lives in Spokane, Washington with his wife, two sons, and three cats. He is casual about cycling, serious about boardgaming, and aspires to be a coffee snob.