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Fall 9-21-2022


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During this session, Dr. Marc Santos will introduce you to foundational principles, strategies, and tools on how labor-based grading can produce more equitable outcomes for marginalized students and increase learning for all students. We’ll talk about what happens when we shift the focus of a writing assignment from assessment (demonstration of mastery) to learning (appreciation for risk and “error”). We’ll talk about ways to assess writing that avoid adversarial confrontation and promote more constructive feedback and revision. We’ll also talk about how to manage the time it takes to provide valuable, actionable feedback on documents. Marc will share a rubric for an upper division writing class that shows how he puts these principles to work in his classes.