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Northwest Grading & Assessment Summit: Educators changing the grading landscape in higher education

June 8, 2023

Calling all educators in the Northwest region to join our inaugural summit taking place at Washington State University. This event will feature presentations from faculty and team members across the region who will share challenges they faced and the solutions they’ve found to both save time and improve feedback. Join us for this unique professional development summit that is designed to provide attendees with thought-provoking insights on modern approaches to grading, as well as practical takeaways and new strategies to try.

If teaching and learning, collaborating with fellow educators, and improving your processes for grading and assessment are sentiments that register with you, we invite you to register for this complimentary event. 

Some themes will be explored include

  • Efficiency: Ensuring consistency with administration and optimizing the grading process
  • Flexibility: Evolution of assessment in a hybrid world and how to make the demands of flexibility manageable
  • Learning: Using feedback & analytics to identify opportunities for earlier intervention

The program will be offered in a hybrid format, with in-person and remote attendance options. The event will be offered in three plenary sessions. Attendees are welcome to attend any session based on their availability and interest.


1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Opening Remarks: James Colliander, PhD, Professor of Mathematics, University of British Columbia, Cofounder of Crowdmark 

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm Faculty Showcase: Speakers will share their strategies for overcoming common challenges in grading and assessment

2:30 pm to 2:45 pm Refreshment Break

2:45 pm to 3:30 pm Panel Discussion: Tips, tricks, & best practices in grading and assessment

3:30 pm to 4:00 pm Networking: Open Discussion



  • Date: Thursday, June 8, 2023
  • Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm PST
  • Cost: Free
  • Format: Hybrid
  • Location:
    • In person: Washington State University, Pullman CampusSpark: Academic Innovation Hub 227
    • Online: Zoom

Speakers and Panelists:

  • Paul Buckley, PhD, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Washington State University
  • Krista Nishida, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Washington State University
  • Matt Hudelson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Washington State University
  • James Colliander, PhD, Professor of Mathematics, University of British Columbia, Cofounder of Crowdmark
  • And more