June 7, 2023

Jesse Stommel Gets Mention in Chronicle of Higher Education

I’m Not Ready to Quit Grading (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

And just last October, a blog post called “Why I Don’t Grade” was retweeted onto my Twitter timeline maybe 25 times. Written by Jesse Stommel, executive director of teaching and learning technology at the University of Mary Washington, it breaks down the many reasons why he doesn’t grade his students’ individual assignments. Grades, he writes, “are the biggest and most insidious obstacle to education” — failing as incentive, as feedback, as sign of learning, or as assurance of fairness.