Dr. Alex McAllister and Dr. Joel Kilty will share how Centre College has re-envisioned its calculus sequence. Their goal, in partnership with Southwestern University, was to rethink the entire calculus curriculum to meet the needs of modern students and the realities of their classrooms. Their talk will include time for discussion.
We will discuss Ungrading, the practice of removing or de-emphasizing the traditional role of grades in courses. To prepare for the discussion, if you have time, please watch this video interview with Dr. Susan Blum, author of the book Ungrading: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JJHHCiSgVs. Please note down any points you find interesting or worth discussing. If you don't have time to watch the video beforehand, I hope you'll still attend the discussion.
Dr. Ben Braun will describe and discuss specifications grading and the feminist care ethic. This seminar will take place in Whitehall Classroom building, room 203.
Shahzad Kallou and Matthew McCarver will demonstrate Gradescope, a website that facilitates grading, and will share their experience using it in a large, coordinated course.