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  • Faculty Reading Community

Spring 2024 Faculty Reading Community (FRC)

  • 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
  • TBD

Event Description

Cover of the book Grading for Growth, showing a white pot with a small green plant starting to grow in itJoin fellow faculty and CTL staff for sustained cross-disciplinary conversation on critical topics in teaching and learning.

The Faculty Reading Community discussions in Spring 2024 will involve chapters from David Clark and Robert Talbert’s recent book, Grading for Growth: A Guide to Alternative Grading Practices That Promote Authentic Learning and Student Engagement in Higher Education. This book is a practical how-to guide to get started with a variety of alternative grading techniques. It covers the basics of alternative grading and has chapters dedicated to standards-based grading (aka mastery grading), specifications grading, alternative grading in large courses, and more.

Participants are required to attend 4 of 5 meetings. Faculty will receive a copy of the book courtesy of the CTL. Seats are limited.

Meeting Mode: This semester’s faculty reading community will meet in person on the Danforth campus. 

Meetings will be from noon-12:50pm on the following Thursdays:

  • Feb 8: Chapters 1-2 (What This Book is About and Why We Grade)
  • Feb 22: Chapters 3-4 (Framework for Alternative Grading and Does Alternative Grading Work)
  • March 7: Chapters 5-6 (Standards-based Grading and Specifications Grading)
  • March 28: Chapters 7-10 (Focus on chapters most useful to you: Hybrid Systems, Large Classes, Lab Classes, Partial Conversions)
  • April 11: Chapters 11-13 (Workbook for Alternative Grading, How To Do It, and What’s Next)

The reading community will be co-facilitated by Rick Moore, along with faculty members Amy Heath-Carpentier and Zack Bowersox.

For questions about the Faculty Reading Community, please contact Dr. Rick Moore at rick.moore@wustl.edu.


Registration for the Spring 2024 Faculty Reading Community has closed. Please contact Rick Moore with any questions: rick.moore@wustl.edu.