April 22 & 23, 2021
Building on the groundwork of our 2021 Antiracism Winter Institute, the CDF Program co-sponsored and co-facilitated a follow-up seminar in late April centered on contract grading. The two-day workshop, The Problem(s) with Grading: Making a Case for Contract Grading, invited participants to explore two models of contract grading, Specifications Grading and Labor-based Contract Grading. On the first day, participants engaged in current research that explores how traditional grading methods to structure systems of value inequitably and unequally for many students, while privileging the experiences and cultural backgrounds of a particular few. Participants met in focus groups to design and develop implementation plans for contract grading for their respective summer or fall teaching assignments. The workshop was co-facilitated with the Center for Teaching and Learning.
- Kai Nham, MIDS, Program Manager, Creative Discovery Fellows
- Ryan Ikeda, MFA, Pedagogy Coordinator, Creative Discovery Fellows
- Marisella Rodriquez, Ph. D. - Senior Consultant, Center for Teaching and Learning
- Sarah Pickett, Ph. D. - Senior Consultant, Center for Teaching and Learning
- Victoria Robinson, Ph. D. - Director, American Cultures