College writing seminar will tell profs to not grade based on quality of writing in order to fight ‘white language supremacy’ …Ma eskay be getting an A

American University in Washington, D.C., is sponsoring a multisession seminar next month aimed at getting faculty to battle against “white language supremacy” and consider “alternative” grading standards for students’ writing — such as “labor-based grading contracts.”

What are the details?
“Grading Ain’t Just Grading: Rethinking Writing Assessment Ecologies Towards [sic] Antiracist Ends” is scheduled for Feb. 1 and will be led by Asao B. Inoue, a professor from the University of Washington, Tacoma.

The seminar’s main session — “The Language Standards That Kill Our Students: Grading Ain’t Just Grading” — argues against “conventional standards in college courses that grade student writing by single standards.” Inoue will discuss how “white language supremacy is perpetuated in college classrooms despite the better intentions of faculty, particularly through the practices of grading writing.”



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