Integrate Equitable Grading into Your Own Course

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Originally presented for CAT+FD on 24 March 2022 by Dr. Gianina Baker

Due to COVID-19, we will be working with students, for years to come, who have experienced major educational disruptions at critical points in their development. As a result, the balance of compassion and rigor needed to fulfill our mission should be thoughtful and intentional. In this discussion, Dr. Gianina Baker will discuss the relationship between equity and assessment and share examples of equitable assessment practice at the course-level to enhance student success.

Dr. Gianina Baker is the acting director at the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA), a resource-research institute founded to discover, document, and disseminate effective assessment of student learning practices at colleges and universities. NILOA's work on the relationship between equity and assessment helped to start a national conversation on equity-centered assessment practice. Dr. Baker holds a PhD in Educational Organization & Leadership with a Higher Education concentration from the University of Illinois, a M.A. in Human Development Counseling from Saint Louis University, and a B.A. in Psychology from Illinois Wesleyan University.