On May-12-2022, I co-chaired the following workshop with Malini Guha (Carleton University). The workshop included presentations by Sue Shon (Emily Carr University of Art + Design) and Benjamin Woo (Carleton University). Click continue for more details.
While calls to ‘decolonize’ curricula have gained speed and direction over the last several years, accompanied by cross-disciplinary exchanges on overhauling syllabi, canons, and teaching methods, this workshop addresses the imperative to rethink grading practices as a component of this labour. The workshop grounds itself in the premise that developing anticolonial and anti-racist methods of teaching and learning should also involve rethinking standard means of evaluation that often reproduce colonial and white supremacist logics. Panelists will present examples of alternative grading approaches, and a workshop component will engage all attendees in small-group and collective responses to prompts.
An offsite event sponsored by the Faculty of Culture + Community at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
You can find a follow-up summary and resources related to this workshop here. And I’ve made a student guided self-evaluation assignment available here.