8 Ungrading – But What Will People Think?
Professor Allison MacKenzie
What Will People Think……Why Don’t We Ask Them?
As a former human resources professional and current enthusiastic collaborator, I have long believed in the value of seeking stakeholder feedback, communicating transparently and building consensus. In their article, A Stakeholder Theory Approach to Creating Value in Higher Education Institutions, the authors agree that as “conditions [in higher education], as well as stakeholders’ demands, change over time, … it [is]important for organizations to assess the ideas and concerns of stakeholders through interaction and dialogue” (Langrafe et al., 2020).
Armed with my natural propensity to seek feedback as a way to create buy-in and academic support that this tactic is actually effective, I set out to create two surveys – one for faculty and one for students. The below surveys are in draft form and create a starting point for a research study that will be executed only after peer review, a research proposal, ethics review and approval.
What are your thoughts on ungrading?
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