Science Court explores controversial topics in a mock trial setting. This year's case is:
Grading practices at the University of Minnesota can lead to bias, stress, and disincentivize learning, new innovative student assessment methods should be adopted.
Spring 2022 Science Court trial and verdict announcement details:
- Science Court trial
- WHEN: Saturday, April 23, 9 AM - 4 PM
- WHERE: In person in Mondale Hall Room 25 at the University of Minnesota, West bank campus, or via Zoom at the following trial zoom link. (Edited: This is a new link after some morning tech troubles. Thank you for your patience.)
- WHAT: The students of Science Court will argue in front of a jury of citizens, Reform and Refine strategies to address limitations of the current grading and student assessment methods at UMN.
- Verdict announcement and public discussion
- WHEN: Tuesday, April 26, 4 PM - 5 PM
- WHERE: In person in Mondale Hall Room 25 at the University of Minnesota, West bank campus, or via Zoom at the following verdict zoom link.
- WHAT: The jury's verdict announcement, followed by an open public discussion with the audience, jury, students, and staff of Science Court.
Note that masks are required for in-person participants in accordance with UMN policy for classroom settings.