The grading methodology I will use is based on the following principles. 1) I place more emphasis on regular and conscientious contribution than on occasional brilliance. 2) I value learning over “accurate” grading. Thus for example, I do not use “difficult” exams, merely so that they will lead to “objective” grading scores. 3) I have greater confidence in my ability to evaluate the quality of your written work than I do your oral comments in class.
I’m considering cross-registering for “Starting New Ventures” with Professor Amar Bhidé in the Tufts Fletcher (Graduate) School for many reasons, one of which is most certainly his grading methodology.
This is how all professors should view grading. Period.