Events

Learning Programs

Foundations of Course Design (Summer 2023)

Thinking of designing or revising a course this summer? Join us for Foundations of Course Design! We are currently holding the weeks of July 17 and July 24 for FoCD, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Actual days and hours will be determined ASAP. If you have questions, contact Amy Hermundstad Nave. Professional Development funds available for qualifying participants.

Upcoming Events

Spring 2023

WORKSHOP: Where to begin?: A Beginner’s Guide To Ungrading & Alternative Assessment

Wednesday, February 1st
Time:
12:00-1:30 PM
Location:
Green Center 200F

Many of us find grading to be among the most unpleasant aspects of our teaching, and yet we often feel overwhelmed when we try to imagine other ways of assessing student learning. This workshop will introduce the concept of “ungrading” and provide a spectrum of alternative modes of assessment, ranging from simple practices—e.g., changing the way you grade participation—to a wholesale “ungrading” overhaul of your course design. In this low-stakes, conversational setting, participants will learn about multiple approaches, including community-based assessment, self-evaluation, authentic assessment, minimal grading, contract grading, and mastery/specifications grading.

Book Club: Ungrading, edited by Susan blum

Tuesdays, February 7th & 14th
Time:
9:00-10:00 AM
Location:
Green Center 200F

Join us as we read and discuss Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead), edited by Susan Blum. Registrants will receive a free copy of the book, while supplies last! Coffee and bagels will be provided.

Slices & Strategies: Ungrading & Equitable Assessment

Wednesday, February 22nd
Time:
12:00-1:00 PM
Location:
Green Center 200F

Join us as we share ideas, experiences, and strategies related to (un)grading and assessment more broadly. We’ll hear from faculty who are trying out innovative methods in their classrooms and discuss our own approaches over pizza. We encourage you to bring your own assessment strategies—these could be activities, assignments, etc.—to this event and swap them with others! Are you trying out “ungrading” or another innovative approach to assessment that you’d like to share with your peers? Let us know at the registration link above!

Request An Event

Would your program or department be interested in hosting a Trefny workshop, training, or other event?  Contact us for custom requests!