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Get the ‘F’ Outta Here: Challenging the Oppressive Status Quo by Equitizing Our Grading Practices
Three ungrading advocates will discuss the historical roots and equity implications of assessment practices. The presenters will share their journeys in ungrading, including the purpose behind designing their systems, their trial and error iterative processes, lessons learned, and student feedback. Participants will be provided with resources for implementing components of their systems in their own courses, have an opportunity to examine their own grading and assessment policies, and develop a plan for modifying a component of their systems.

In this workshop, you will:
1. Analyze the historical roots and equity implications of grading
2. Identify strategies for equitizing their own grading policies
3. Discuss how to prepare students to engage in no-points grading

This session will include captioning via Zoom's Live Transcript tool. If you require additional accommodations, please contact support@cvc.edu as soon as possible with details.

Mar 4, 2022 10:30 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Bri Brown
@Cuyamaca College
Dr. Bri Brown received her Bachelor's in English at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; Master's in English at SDSU; and Doctorate of Education from SDSU, focusing on Community College Leadership. Her dissertation examines how no-points grading systems contribute to mitigating equity gaps and serve as an effective approach to decolonizing the composition classroom. Students disclosed that they feel validated, more engaged, less stressed, more in control of their course grades, and more intrinsically motivated to learn when the instructor uses a no-points grading system. Bri believes whole-heartedly that equitable and authentic assessment aligns with the mission of the community college and empowers students to demonstrate their brilliance. Bri has been teaching English at the community college since 2014 and online since 2015. In 2020, Bri co-designed and facilitated Cuyamaca’s Teaching Online Certificate course, and she recently stepped into the Distance Education Coordinator position. On a pe
Dave Dillon
Online education coordinator and a Professor of counseling @Grossmont College
Dave Dillon is the online education coordinator and a professor of counseling at Grossmont College in San Diego. He currently serves as an Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges OERI (Open Educational Resource Initiative) Regional Lead. He curated and co-authored three OER (Open Educational Resource) textbooks, including Blueprint for Success in College and Career (Rebus Community, 2019), which won a Textbook Excellence Award from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association and an Open Textbook Award from Open Education Global. Dave chaired a statewide California Community College OER Task Force in 2017 and was a Stanford University Global Studies Fellow in 2019. Dave is passionate about learning, success, equity, ungrading, learning material quality, open pedagogy, accessibility, affordability, and design.
Fabiola Torres
Online Ethnic Studies professor @Glendale College
Fabiola Torres is an online Ethnic Studies professor at Glendale Community College, an Equity facilitator for the CVC/Online Network of Educators (@ONE). During the pandemic, Fabiola collaborated with a number of colleges throughout the country in offering professional development workshops and keynote presentations focussing on applying equity-minded methods such as culturally responsive teaching in the online environment, and humanizing online teaching and learning. Fabiola’s teaching principles are inspired by her M.A. in Chicana/o Studies from California State University, Northridge and M.A. in Learning Technology from Pepperdine’s School of Education and Psychology. She was awarded the Online Learning Consortium Advocate Award for Diversity and Inclusion in July of 2020. Fabiola is a fur-mommy of Luke, Leia and Wookie. Connect with her on Twitter: @iLearnNow