Kiran Dhillon, Annenberg School of Communication; Lori Mesrobian, Dornsife Latin American and Iberian Cultures; Kendra Walther, Viterbi Information Technology Program; and Mellissa Withers, KSOM Population and Public Health Sciences, participants in the 2022-2023 Faculty Learning Community on Alternative Assessments and Grading Practices, share their experiences with the implementation, lessons learned, challenges, and opportunities of ungrading and grading for equity.
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Psychological safety is recognized as a foundational component to encourage student openness, creativity and risk-taking. In this video Ken Perlman, USC Marshall, leads a discussion on ways to create psychological safety and enable an inclusive learning environment.
Raffaella Ghittoni of Dornsife Biological Sciences discusses incorporating mini-lectures by students on selected topics at the August 2022 Faculty Showcase.
Tracy Bastain of Keck Population and Public Health Sciences discusses incorporating team debates, peer reviews, and other non-traditional approaches to assess mastery of course concepts at the August 2022 Faculty Showcase.
Rory Lukins from the Dornsife writing program discusses a study on the implementation of contract grading in composition courses at the August 2022 Faculty Showcase on Alternative Assessment
Lori Mesrobian from Dornsife Latin American and Iberian Cultures discusses “ungrading” assignments in language classes at the August 2022 Faculty Showcase on Alternative Assessments
Design and implementation of a clinical reasoning competency assignment for doctoral physical therapy students
Elise Ruckert and Didi Matthews from the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy discuss design, implementation and revision of a clinical reasoning competency assignment for doctoral physical therapy students at the August 2022 Faculty Showcase
Felicia Yeung Tabing from Dornsife Mathematics discusses design, implementation and revision of mastery-based assessment in a mathematics class at the August 2022 Faculty Showcase on Alternative Assessments
Li-Ping Chen from the East Asian Studies Center discusses active learning in humanities courses during the April 2022 Faculty Showcase.
Claire Bono from Viterbi Computer Science discusses conducting a partially flipped classroom in a hybrid setting at the April 2022 Faculty Showcase.