Antiracist Teaching and Assessment (Updated!)

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The American educational system was designed (and has been redesigned again and again) to center Whiteness and colonize the minds of BIPoC students. As agents of this system, all of us—including instructors of color— have been, and continue to be, complicit in this educational legacy. Our complicity in an unjust system says more about the ethics of the system than our morality. All of us consent to racist systems, even as we may criticize or work against them. Consequently, to be complicit in White supremacy and racism is not necessarily a judgment of our own moral codes but rather a recognition of the context in which we operate. Owning our impact as institutional actors is therefore necessary for interrupting the White supremacy culture of our minds, classrooms, and institutions.

This workshop will challenge established assessment norms and look for ways to undermine the White Supremacy embodied in our grading standards. An eLearning Instructional Designer will collaboratively learn along with us and provide guidance for effectively using Canvas tools and the Gradebook to support the alternative grading frameworks we will explore. We hope that participants will finish the workshop with assessment tools that challenge the idea of grades and what grades are used for in their own teaching contexts. 

4 Tuesdays, April 18-May 9, 2:30-4:20 p.m. 

12 PD Hours | $300* stipend upon completion of the workshop deliverables.

12 seats: Register here for Antiracist Teaching.

Please contact Zhenzhen He-Weatherford or José Aparicio, A&H, for more information.

Last Updated March 21, 2023