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Are you tired of reading a stack of traditional research papers? Worried that a final exam isn’t the best way for students to show what they know? This workshop highlights creative assignments that promote active learning and critical thinking, such as open-ended or flipped exam prompts, simulations, research-based creative projects, and digital projects. Along with brainstorming assignments appropriate for your courses, we will look at some small but significant ideas for how to make grading more equitable and less onerous for both students and instructors. This workshop is at the introductory level, which means that it assumes no prior knowledge. 


This workshop is part of the Re-envision Assessment series for GW instructors looking to explore options for re-envisioning assessment in your classes, from examining how grading works in your course overall, to redesigning assignments that are more meaningful for students and more fun for you to grade. Workshops in this series are sponsored by the Instructional Core. The Instructional Core provides comprehensive, integrated solutions for instructors in search of teaching solutions. If you need feedback on assignment or syllabus design, advice on teaching methods, or ideas for new activities, consider booking a consultation with the Instructional Core.

All sessions are free to GW students, faculty, staff, and alumni. GW has an institutional commitment to ensuring that all of our programs and events are accessible for all individuals. If you require any accommodations to participate in this event, please contact libraryevents@gwu.edu at least 72 business hours (3 business days) prior to the event.

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