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Educating on Equitable Grading Policies

vitalvoices Speaker Series Final Fall Event Nov. 17


By Sheryl E. Taylor

When schools closed last spring due to the pandemic, educators at all levels had to alter their grading policies and practices to accommodate changes in learning formats. This school year, educators continue their struggle to ensure grading policies and practices are equitable, meaningful, and fair for ALL students.

For its final vitalvoices Speaker Series event of the fall semester, the Center for Public Service & Community Research presents “Grading Students Learning From Home & in Hybrid Formats” with Dr. Thomas Guskey 6:30 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17.

Guskey, Professor Emeritus in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky, is a Fellow in the American Educational Research Association, the author of 25 award-winning books, and an international expert on K-16 grading.

To register for this virtual event, click here. The first 100 registrants will be entered into a raffle for a signed copies of Guskey’s new book “Get, Set, Go! Creating Successful Grading & Reporting Systems.”

For more information contact Steven Villano, Director of Center for Public Service & Community Research, at villanos@uhd.edu.


About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second-largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 60,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.