Tomorrow is the TBLC Mid-Year Virtual Forum!

Don’t miss your chance to join the Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) for our Mid-Year Virtual Forum! Do you want to improve how you evaluate your students? Have you ever thought about methods outside of the traditional grading systems? Do you want to hear about the latest research and innovation in student assessment? Join us tomorrow for a one-day virtual event where you can connect with colleagues from around the world as we reflect on evaluation in Team-Based Learning. Register today!

Virtual Forum Schedule

Plenary Address: Do We Deserve a D or an F for our Grading Practices?
Presented by Jeff Cain
October 27, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM ET

Educators have typically used grades as a measure of learning, to provide feedback, and to motivate students to learn. This session will describe how traditional grading practices are problematic and why it is time to examine alternatives. Attendees will participate in a TBL exercise designed to stimulate thinking about grading reform.

Click Here for a Special Interview with Jeff Cain!

Workshop: Alternative Grading in the TBL Classroom
Presented by Drew Lewis
October 27, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM ET

With the increasing popularity of alternative grading structures across disciplines, many TBL practitioners have wondered how best to implement them in their TBL classes. In this workshop, we will give a brief overview of some of the most common alternative grading structures, such as Standards-Based Grading, Specifications Grading, and Ungrading, and discuss considerations for deciding which one is most appropriate for a particular instructional context. 

Expert Panel: Effective Peer Evaluation
Moderated by TBLC President Julie Estis
October 27, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM ET

In this fast-paced session, you’ll hear rapid-fire talks from experienced TBL researchers and practitioners on how they approach peer evaluation and what we can learn from research on peer evaluation. They will share key takeaways and resources for further exploration.

Workshop: Four Steps Closer to Equitable Grading
Presented by Laurie Schroder
October 27, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET

This presentation will introduce, in brief, current research on threats to equitable grading, which often parallel identified deficiencies in traditional grading systems. Accepting that there is resistance to change to grading processes, and that we often function within institutions that require traditional grading, we will discuss four steps that we can take to make our grading more equitable within traditional systems, even as we strive for change.

Don’t forget, we will be making a special announcement during the Virtual Forum regarding the TBLC 2023 Annual Meeting. 

We will see you tomorrow!