Springboard to Action!

Rethinking Student Assessment

The Springboard to Action! Series events are yearly workshops sponsored by Empowering Teaching Excellence in the Office of the Provost. These workshops are designed for USU instructors to dedicate the day and implement a practice in their teaching that they had been planning on doing. Each Springboard workshop has a different theme. 

This year's Springboard to Action Series event is rethinking student assessment with a focus on implementing ungrading practices into course construction. Participants will be presented with several short ignition ideas by facilitators, participate in breakouts, implement their own practices, and receive feedback from their group and designated facilitator. 

Workshop Details and Agenda

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 | 10:00am - 3:00pm | Life Science Building 231 (Logan Campus) & Virtual on Zoom

The virtual option will only be available to instructors not located on Logan Campus or those needing the accommodation. All Logan Campus instructors are expected to attend the workshop in person. 

There is a 30 participant cap for in-person attendance and a 30 participant cap for virtual attendance (60 participant cap total).

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Full Schedule



Welcome & Introduction/Overview
J.C Sheen, Ph.D. & Shelley Arnold


Ignite Sessions

Timothy Chenette, Ph.D.
Music Department
Balancing Ungrading with Standards

Julie Lamarra, Ph.D.
Technology, Development & Technical Education
Techniques and Feedback Loops

Adena Rivera-Dundas, Ph.D.
English Department
Student-Centered Rubrics

Kristy Bloxham, Ph.D.
Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences Department
Encouraging Out-of-the Box Thinking

Brennan Bean, Ph.D.
Mathematics and Statistics Department
Ungrading in the Sciences - Final Project

Jessica Rivera Mueller, Ph.D.
English Department
Ungrading to Support Professional Development


Breakout Room Rotations (20-Minute Sessions)




Working Lunch


Group Working Session


Closing Session

New Faculty Event

Event Information


Shelley Arnold
Instructional Coordinator

J.C. Sheen
ETE ELCSS Subcommittee Chair

Parking & Location Maps

Distance Education Building (DE)
Life Science Building (LSB)
Big Blue Parking Terrace
If you don't already have a Logan Campus parking pass, please plan to park in the Big Blue Parking Terrace, which is located at 850 E 700 N, in front of the Taggart Student Center (TSC).


ETE 10

Participants in the ETE 10 program earn digital badges, or microcredentials, designed in a three-tiered framework based on documentation of teaching improvement activities, and can earn two culminating certificates.

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