Grading for Equity

Join CAP for a series of four interactive webinars focused on the theory and practice of equitable grading.

Grading for Equity
Fridays, September 10 - November 5, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Presenters: Joe Feldman and Dr. Shantha Smith

Joe Feldman, career educator and author of the book Grading for Equity, and Dr. Shantha Smith will help community college faculty

  • Build an awareness of the history and impact of traditional grading
  • Provide a framework for equitable grading focused on accurate, bias-resistant, and motivational practices
  • Share concrete equitable grading practices
  • Provide opportunities for participants to share their experiences using the practices
  • Explore the challenges and possibilities of implementing more equitable grading practices

Workshop Dates:

Because the workshops in this series build upon one another, attendees are expected to attend all four sessions. 

All workshops will be held on Friday afternoons from 2:00-4:00 pm.

  • September 10: This foundational session will provide a brief overview of the history of traditional grading and how the use of those practices can negatively impact teaching and learning, raise stress, and perpetuate disparities. The presenters will then share a framework grading for equity, with a focus on accuracy in grading.
  • September 24: This session will focus on practices for bias-resistant grading. 
  • October 8: This session will focus on grading practices that build motivation. 
  • November 5: This final session will focus on putting it all together and will include time for faculty to share their experiences with trying the practices.

Cost: $60 + $5.28 Eventbrite Fee