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CTL Spring Distinguished Lecture

Lecture: Ungrading and Related Practices with Dr. Susan Blum

The Claremont Colleges CTL and The University of La Verne CTL present the 2022 CTL Spring Distinguished Lecture

Ungrading and Related Practices with Dr. Susan D. Blum

In this distinguished lecture, Susan D. Blum introduces some of the principles behind the growing practices united under the umbrella of “ungrading”– calling into question the centrality of conventional grading practices. She also talks about many concrete practices that she and others use to implement ungrading–leading to greater learning and equity.

April 13, 2022
4 PM PDT on zoom

Free and Open to the Public

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Blum is a professor of anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, currently fixated on education and pedagogical praxis, after a previous incarnation as a China anthropologist. She is the author of “I Love Learning; I Hate School”: An Anthropology of College (Cornell, 2016) and My Word! Plagiarism and College Culture (Cornell, 2009), and the editor of the recent volume Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead) (West Virginia University Press, 2020). With 5 co-authors, she has written “A Theory of Public Higher Education,” published in Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal in July 2021. Her new manuscript, Challenging Schoolishness, is due to Cornell University Press in May.