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Workshop: Jacki Fiscus on Ethical and Inclusive Assessment Practices

Submitted by Jacob Dwaine Huebsch on February 20, 2018 - 10:08am

As part of EWP's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Collaboration Grant, Jacki Fiscus, Emily George, Olivia Hernández, Sarah Ghasedi, and Dana Woodcock organizedseries of five workshops throughout Winter and Spring 2018 that address ethical approaches to teaching personal writing, antiracist assessment, canonical literature, autoethnography, and multimodality. Participants will come away with practical applications for their classrooms and teaching philosophies.

This second workshop in the series will be held on Friday, February 23rd, from 11-12:30 in the Allen Library Research Commons Red Room A. Details below.

Workshop Leader: Jacki Fiscus

Title: Ethical and Inclusive Approaches to Assessment and Feedback

Description: Jacki Fiscus will lead a workshop that will explore ethical and inclusive approaches to assessment practices and feedback strategies. She will overview relevant scholarship and provide an insight into the experiences of instructors who have implemented these grading contracts in their own classrooms. Fiscus will provide examples of grading contracts and discuss concrete strategies for tracking student labor in the classroom and accounting for their rhetorical awareness in the writing they produce for the course. Attendees will brainstorm and share ideas for how to include these practices in the participants’ own course design.

When: Friday, February 23rd, 11-12:30

Where: Allen Library Research Commons Red Room A.

For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Jacki Fiscus at,Olivia  Hernández at, or Emily George at