Join the conversation about Equitable Grading Practices – the Community of Practice resumes January 31st

January 19, 2024

Ball State faculty and administration are invited to join the Equitable Grading Practices Community of Practice (CoP). Members of this CoP will dialogue, share ideas, and engage in experiences related to this topic. In addition to the peer-to-peer support that occurs during gatherings, the CoP will also curate resources regarding equitable grading practices.

CoP participants can expect to:

  • Discuss various nontraditional grading practices;
  • Read about and/or hear from instructors who have used nontraditional grading practices;
  • Discuss pros and cons of traditional and nontraditional grading practices;
  • Review syllabus language and course practices for a nontraditionally graded course.

Hosted by the Division of Online and Strategic Learning, the Equitable Grading Practices Community of Practice will meet on Zoom from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on the following Wednesdays during the spring 2024 semester— January 31, February 21, March 13, April 3, April 24.

Membership is open to all Ball State instructors and administrators interested in this topic. REGISTER HERE to receive a meeting invitation with the Zoom link.

What is a Community of Practice (CoP)?

Following a structure outlined by Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Traynor, Communities of Practice have 3 characteristics:

  1. Domain – the CoP’s identity is defined by a shared domain of interest.
  2. Community – CoP members engage in joint activities and discussions, help each other, and share information. While they don’t necessarily work together daily, relationships are built that enable members to learn from each other.
  3. Practice – CoP members are practitioners developing a shared repertoire of resources.

Questions? Contact Josh Mannix or Kathleen Jacobi 


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