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Ungrading Faculty Learning Community

There have been many innovations in education. We have moved from classrooms to Zoom and back again. We have learned to teach  effectively in synchronous and asynchronous, online environments. We have explored and implemented active, team-based, collaborative, project-based, problem-based pedagogy in our classrooms, increasing students’ engagement and learning. We have learned how games and game theory can be used to increase student engagement in class materials. In short, we have transformed education in many ways. How else might we inspire ourselves and our students? What else might we explore? 

In this learning community we will think together about grading: its strengths, and its flaws. We will explore and examine alternative ways to assess learning and evaluate students. We’ll think about equity and equality in pedagogy. We will start our exploration by reading, “Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning” by Susan D. Blum (Editor), Alfie Kohn (Foreword). Books are provided to participants.  Each of us will then choose an assignment, unit, course, etc. to adapt using what we have learned about (un)grading and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning we will create a project to assess the change. We will all support each other as well as be supported by mentors from the Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning, Science and Math Teaching Center, and the Learning Actively Mentoring Program.

Application Deadline: Monday, September 2. Participants will be notified of acceptance by Tuesday, September 3. 


When:             Tuesdays | 1:30-3:00p  
Fall dates: September 13, October 4, October 25, November 15, December 6
Spring dates: January 17, February 7, February 28, March 21, April 11, May 2
Offered:   In-person | Online
Application:  Applications closed for Fall 2022
Questions:   Christi Boggs @ 



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Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)766-4847


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