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Communicating with Grades

September 27, 2016

How do you feel about your grading practices? Does the way you grade reflect the way you think? How do you decide to assign value to student work? Do your students understand what you are trying to communicate with assignment or course grades?

Communicating with Grades

Thursday, October 6th at 3:00pm in the Garden Room

 

As we approach mid-semester, how do you feel about your grading practices? Does the way you grade reflect the way you think? How do you decide to assign value to student work? Do your students understand what you are trying to communicate with assignment or course grades?
Grades are intended to communicate information to our students, our colleagues and programs, and to potential employers. And yet, at the end of the semester we must distill a semester’s worth of work and learning into a single letter grade. This workshop will initiate some frank discussions about our grading practices across campus and explore ways we can use grades to communicate effectively and send fair and accurate messages to students, programs and employers.
Join UMD's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and UMD's own Julia Williams for a frank, open discussion of grading practices.
Join us for coffee and engaging conversation about the practice of grading student work and what we, as educators, can do to ensure that our grades communicate useful information to our students.

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