Mutual Expectations: What's in a Grade?

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM


Russell House University Union
Room 322
1400 Greene Street Suite
Columbia, SC 29208


The session is being delivered in a face-to-face format. There is not a virtual option available to attend this presentation. You'll need to come to the Russell House University Union, Ballroom C to attend. 



Join us for a Mutual Expectations discussion on exploring the topic 'What's In A Grade?' in our September session. This conversation will encourage participants to examine thoughts and decisions that go into assigning a course grade, how students may interpret a syllabus item differently than how the instructor intended, and how to have a constructive conversation around that topic.

We’ll have a FREE lunch for everyone!


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