education in the future tense


“Beyond Grading” workshop recap


On March 9, more than two dozen faculty members and staff from around CU Denver and beyond gathered for a one-day workshop on rethinking grading. We began the day by discussing, “What is the purpose of grades?” and “What are the drawbacks of grades?” Then, Jesse Stommel joined us via Zoom to talk about his experiences not-grading, and answered a lot of audience questions...

Workshop: Beyond Grading w Amy Hasinoff, Jesse Stommel, John Tinnell & Dale Stahl (March 9th @ Inworks)


Do you want to spend more time on feedback and less on assigning and justifying grades? Are you concerned that your students seem more focused on grades than learning? In this hands-on workshop we’ll explore ways to provide students with feedback that is useful and motivating—without relying on grades. While we have to arrive at letter grades at the end of the semester, we still have a lot of...

Opening Books@Work: A ThinqStudio & CFD Collaboration


In partnership with CU Denver’s Center for Faculty Development (CFD), ThinqStudio invites you to join a Books@Work club throughout October featuring the text Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science. If you are unfamiliar with CFD’s Books@Work program, the effort is designed for faculty across campus to “discuss books on a variety of...

Thinq Lunch

RSVP Sept. 8th 12:00 – 2:00


Enjoy a casual lunch while we discuss directions and intentions for the ThinqStudio. ThinqStudio Lunch Friday September 8th | 12:30 – 2:00 Student Commons 4021 We will discuss our experiences at recent Digital Pedagogy Institutes in Vancouver and Virginia; as well as goals and activities for the 2017-18 academic year. The event will be in the Student Commons Building, room 4021 with lunch served...

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