Penn Arts & Sciences Logo

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Fisher-Bennett Hall Graduate Lounge, room 330

In this workshop, which includes an experiential learning exercise, we will address creative and alternative assignments that give students diverse skillsets and critical tools. We will reflect on how to scale assignments for different class sizes, pros and cons of using creative assignments, and methods of assessment that ensure grade fairness and make learning visible to students. We will also think about rationales for creative assignments, their requirements, and ways to encourage accountability. Professor Julia Bloch, Director of the Creative Writing Program at the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, will lead the workshop with examples from her own teaching portfolio and lead workshop participants in a hands-on exercise. Please contact Howie Tam ( if you have any questions. Lunch will be served.‚Äč This event is open to all graduate students at Penn.