The Center’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their 1st through 4th years of service at ISU a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about teaching, surviving and thriving in the academy.
The topic for the Fall 2022 meetings will center on the book Grading for Equity: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Transform Schools and Classrooms by Joe Feldman. The specific topics for each session will be shared via the early career listserv and on the University Faculty Mentoring Network Teams site.
No reading is required for participation in these circles. Each participant who attends at least 2 of the 4 sessions will receive a copy of the book. We will provide summaries of chapters that provide enough information to allow you to participate in the discussions.
Early Career Faculty Circles are also part of the University Faculty Support Network (UFSN).
No registration is required for these events. Sessions repeat each week, so choose to attend on either Wednesday or Thursday. You can either attend in-person (Williams Hall 326) or use the Zoom link sent through the Early Career Listserv.
All meetings are from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on their respective days.
Wednesday, September 7 or Thursday, September 8
Topic: Unpacking our Beliefs an Assumptions about Grading Practices
Wednesday, September 28 or Thursday, September 29
Topic: Problematizing our grading practices- Who benefits, who is harmed, and making the case for change.
Wednesday, October 26 or Thursday, October 27
Topic: Exploring Equitable Grading Practices, Part I- accuracy in our grading, evaluating acquisition of knowledge and skills vs behavior and environment
Wednesday, November 30 or Thursday, December 1
Topic: Exploring Equitable Grading Practices, Part II- Grading as motivation, practices that promote a growth mindset, giving constructive feedback, and involving students in assessment practices
Williams 326 with the option to attend via Zoom
Dana Karraker, Center for Integrated Professional Development
If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in a Center event or service, please contact the Center at ProDev@ilstu.edu.