Presented by Matthew Mio and Marwa Abdel Latif
After only 125 years in American Higher Ed, the A-F grading system has moved from measure to target (Goodhart’s Law) for everyone involved in education and this session will begin with exploring some of the reasons for this significant change. There are numerous strategies for implementing alternative grading strategies in courses across the disciplines, and the speakers will highlight successful examples of such strategies from their own recent courses. The session will review why particular alternative assessments were successful and highlight specific benefits to students at Detroit Mercy. The presentation will also bring focus to how such practices support DEIJ principles by modeling inclusivity and student-centered teaching practices.
Session Learning Objectives:
1. Attendees will be familiar with the reasons for the movement to end traditional, numerical A-F grading in higher education.
2. Attendees will review examples of alternative strategies put into practice.
3. Attendees will recognize the importance of these alternate grading methods when it comes to DEIJ principles, as evidenced by students in distress during the pandemic.
Note: If you are interested in this session, you may also consider registering for Session A2 – Knowledge, Assessment, and Grading: Theories and Best Practices – immediately preceding this panel to learn more about specific assessment methods and strategies to will promote and measure comprehension or subject matter.
Registrations are closed for this event.