Perspectives on Equitable Grading

March 5, 2024, 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Intended audience: 
Academic Support Staff, Faculty, Graduate Student Instructors
Part of series: 

Interested in advancing equity within the courses that you teach? Eager to try grading in new or different ways? We invite you to network with like-minded colleagues who have explored different strategies for equitable grading. In small roundtable discussions, participants will have the chance to meet with different instructors who have redesigned their grading to foster greater equity in student learning and outcomes. Instructors will be encouraged to share their own experiences and challenges with grading, as well as collaboratively brainstorm possible solutions to common problems in grading. Through these shared stories, instructors may begin to see how they can take small, but manageable steps toward adopting a new grading approach. 

At the end of this session, you will:

  • Build a supportive community around equitable or alternative grading practices.

  • Share strategies for equitable grading across and within disciplines. 

  • Identify an opportunity to revise or add a graded component of your course for equity.

Everyone in the UC Berkeley instructional community is welcome to join the chat! This event is hosted by Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) and the College of Engineering EMPOWER Program and is one of a three-part series focused on Equitable Grading Strategies. Please consider also enrolling in the other two events: The History and Future of Grades - Teaching & Learning Journal Club and Putting Equitable Grading into Practice - Assignment Clinic.

This hybrid event will be held in person in 117 Dwinelle Hall (Academic Innovation Studio) and also on Zoom. Please RSVP to get the Zoom invite.  

Light snacks will be available for in-person participants. We kindly request that you register no later than 3 days in advance if you're attending in person, to help us arrange catering. 

This coffee chat will run for 60 minutes, with an additional 30 minutes reserved for informal networking amongst participants and invited guests.

➡️ Register for this event here!⬅️

***Registration for this session will close two hours before the session for remote participants***

Unable to join us for this event? Check the RTL events calendar for future offerings of this workshop. Receive customized assistance by emailing, or by scheduling a consultation


Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) and the College of Engineering EMPOWER Program

Series description

The "Faculty Coffee Chat" workshop series, designed and led by instructors, provides an engaging space where faculty peers can exchange insights, share best practices, and build a vibrant community of shared knowledge. These instructor-led events are key to fostering collaboration and growth among faculty members.

Interested in leading a chat? Fill out this form to contribute to our collaborative and growth-oriented environment! If your idea is just taking shape and you'd like some feedback or discussion, but you're not ready yet to complete the form, please feel free to email us at We'd love to connect!