Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to do Instead) [FBG]
Faculty Book Group | Fall 2021 | Meeting 1
* NOTE: The book group has reached maximum capacity. Please email Sheila Otto if you wish to be placed on the waiting list. *
You are invited to join a group of colleagues who will be reading and discussing the book Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead), edited by Susan D. Blum.
The publisher describes the book as follows:
“The moment is right for critical reflection on what has been assumed to be a core part of schooling. In Ungrading, fifteen educators write about their diverse experiences going gradeless. Some contributors are new to the practice, and some have been engaging in it for decades. Some are in humanities and social sciences, some in STEM fields. Some are in higher education, but some are the K–12 pioneers who led the way. Based on rigorous and replicated research, this is the first book to show why and how faculty who wish to focus on learning, rather than sorting or judging, might proceed. It includes honest reflection on what makes ungrading challenging, and testimonials about what makes it transformative.”
This book group will be facilitated by Kate Pantelides and Erica Stone and will meet three times in the LT&ITC (Library 348):
September 7, September 21, October 5
Participation is limited; if you are interested in joining the group, please register as soon as possible.
Follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on planned workshops, special events, and faculty book groups as well as highlighted articles that may be of interest to you.
If you're unable to attend a scheduled workshop, we typically record them and make them available via our YouTube channel.
If you're looking for some just-in-time training or want to dig a little deeper into a specific topic of interest, MTSU subscribes to both Teaching Professor ("reflects the changing needs of today's college faculty and the students they teach") and Academic Leader ("reflects the evolving needs of academic deans, department chairs and heads, program directors, and others with leadership responsibilities") online publications. If attempting to access either publication off-campus, you'll be asked to enter your MTSU credentials.
If you have an idea for a potential future workshop, please feel free to send your suggestions to Dr. Sheila Otto.