Hello, friends! We're releasing Episode 12 this Friday, 12/06.
Episode 12: Asao B. Inoue
In this episode, Asao B. Inoue talks about classroom writing assessment, whether labor is a more equitable measure than traditional classroom assessment standards, and students’ perception on labor-based grading contracts.
Asao B. Inoue is a professor and the associate dean of the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at Arizona State University. His research focuses on antiracist and social justice theory and practices in writing assessments. He is the 2019 Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, and has been a past member of the CCCC Executive Committee, and the Executive Board of the Council of Writing Program Administrators. Among his many articles and chapters on writing assessment, race, and racism, his article, “Theorizing Failure in U.S. Writing Assessments” in Research in the Teaching of English, won the 2014 CWPA Outstanding Scholarship Award. His co-edited collection, "Race and Writing Assessment" (2012), won the 2014 NCTE/CCCC Outstanding Book Award for an edited collection. His book, "Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing for a Socially Just Future" (2015) won the 2017 NCTE/CCCC Outstanding Book Award for a monograph and the 2015 CWPA Outstanding Book Award. He also has published a co-edited collection, Writing Assessment, Social Justice, and The Advancement of Opportunity (2018), and a book, "Labor-Based Grading Contracts: Building Equity and Inclusion in the Compassionate Writing Classroom" (2019).
If you're interested in writing assessment, or want to know more about an alternative assessment model based on labor, or curious about how writing assessment practices can complement social justice aims, or want to reflect on how your classroom assessment is reflecting your values as a teacher, then this is a great episode for you.
Excited for you to hear it,