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Previous Publications

“I Would Prefer Not To” appeared on Hybrid Pedagogy in 2014.

“An Introduction to Ungrading” is adapted from presentation notes published in 2021 at

“Why I Don’t Grade” appeared in 2017 at and was adapted in 2020 for Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead) edited by Susan D. Blum.

“Learning is Not a Mechanism” appeared on Hybrid Pedagogy in 2015. The publication there was adapted from a piece published on Educating Modern Learners.

“Love and Other Data Assets” appeared in Vol. 32, no. 2 of Against the Grain.

“If bell hooks Made a Learning Management System” appeared in 2017 at

“Grades are Dehumanizing: Ungrading is No Simple Solution” appeared in 2021 at Times Higher Ed.

“How to Ungrade” appeared in 2018 at and was adapted in 2020 for Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead) edited by Susan D. Blum.

“Compassionate Grading Policies” appeared in 2022 at

“Frequently Asked Questions” appeared in 2020 at

“What if We Didn’t Grade?: A Bibliography” appeared in 2020 at

“Do We Need the Word ‘Ungrading’?” appeared in an open-access special issue from Zeal: a Journal for the Liberal Arts.


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