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Melissa Ko
11:11
Sorry trying to limit feedback
Melissa Ko
11:21
Feel free to unmute yourselves as we move forward in the conversation
Kritika (she/her), CTL
12:34
Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1oDfpJSpyGy8ke1xUrSy84jN8DizVLRWEYw0V9tf5Hv8/edit#slide=id.p
Melissa Ko
13:14
Please reply to the poll here: https://pollev.com/mesako
Kenny Ligda (he/him), CTL
34:23
Hm, don’t understand why the equal weighting would be part of this
Kenny Ligda (he/him), CTL
34:32
Can come back to that later…just a thought
ross venook (he/him)
34:37
+1
joseph towles
35:32
Is it just completing the items? is the quality of work important?
Kritika (she/her), CTL
36:08
@Joe: one of the most common objections to contract grading! I’m sure we’ll return to this. :)
Kritika (she/her), CTL
37:42
@Kenny/Ross V: maybe equal weighting is what keeps students focused on labor/effort? Once weightings are unequal, strategizing for grades creeps back in?
Kenny Ligda (he/him), CTL
38:18
Hmm…I have to think about that...
Kritika (she/her), CTL
40:35
But if the standards for completion = A quality, doesn’t that defeat the point?
Alex Engel (he/him)
43:43
What fraction of students continue to turn in careful work after passing the “S” threshold?
ross venook (he/him)
44:37
Also seems like there is competition for student attention across different courses.
Shizuka Yamada (She/her)
44:59
I’ve used a grading contract currently, and nearly all students (above 90% of students) have turned in all assignments at a very high quality
Kenny Ligda (he/him), CTL
45:11
+1 Ross - Have def seen a lot of that
ross venook (he/him)
45:23
Opportunity for portfolio-based work?
ross venook (he/him)
48:58
Opportunity/interest in providing students opportunities for 'credit' for extraordinary performance or effort or learning?
Melissa Ko
57:45
Please reply to the poll here: https://pollev.com/mesako
ross venook (he/him)
01:05:38
Contract grading does seem to map to my industry experience--many 'A' students struggle with getting the time/bandwidth in industry to achieve 'A-level' work, when managers are OK with B-level work and much happier when it is on-time.
Alex Engel (he/him)
01:06:48
Is there any DBER research showing mid- long-term equity and outcome gains for students taking courses (even majors?) using contract grading?
Kritika (she/her), CTL
01:07:33
I know we’re a minute past the hour, so please feel free to leave if you need to! Thank you for participating!
Melissa Ko
01:07:51
Please contact mesako@stanford.edu with questions or feedback.
heather hadlock
01:07:51
Thank you for the informative presentation!