This ungrading page is meant to be a space of exploration and collaboration, as well as a useful resource for language instructors who are interested in ungrading and other alternative forms of assessment. Our hope is that by decentering grades, we can put more focus on language learning.

The CLC first hosted a Roundtable Discussion on ungrading in the fall of 2021.

In the spring of 2022, we began a Faculty Learning Community on ungrading which meets monthly to discuss various topics related to ungrading. You can watch a recording of our first FLC meeting here.

2024 Ungrading Conference

Join us on January 26, 2024 for our online conference “Grading Less – Learning More through Ungrading in World Languages, Cultures, and Literatures,” which aims to explore the potential of ungrading and alternative assessments in college-level language, literature, and culture courses, while providing a forum for educators, and researchers to share their experiences and successful practices.

Resources for Ungrading Your Classroom

Professors Evgeny Dengub and Lori Mesrobian talk about what ungrading is and how to go gradeless in your classroom.

Professor Evgeny Dengub shares his ideas and practices on syllabus for the ungraded classroom and ways to assign the final grade.

Professor Yi-Hsen Liu talks about the concept of ‘delay grading‘.

Professor Lori Mesrobian shares her practices on ungrading participation.

The FLC collaborated on creating a resource list which will be updated periodically.

If you are interested in joining the conversation or contributing to our resource list, please contact Lori Mesrobian (

If you are interested in schedule a workshop for your school, please contact Evgeny Dengub (