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Notebook and Pen


Welcome to the official site for the professional and academic work of Virginia M. Schwarz, Assistant Professor of English and Metro College Faculty Affiliate at San Francisco State University.

Note about access: This site was designed to be as

accessible as possible to a range of users. Please contact

me if you have suggestions for improving access.

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This page provides scholarship and other resources for alternative forms of classroom assessment, including contract grading. I composed this space specifically for teachers of higher education writing courses curious about going gradeless or mitigating the harm of grades.


Visit this page for information about my courses. All audiences welcome, but the descriptions are primarily written for SFSU students wondering about the classes I teach.

In this location, you will find my professional documents, including my CV and selected philosophy statements. These are always in process.

My academic blog with rough draft ideas, PhD assignments, teaching questions, and creative projects is on this page.

Home: Skills


Boardgamer. Snowboarder. College Teacher. Scholar of contract grading. PhD in Composition & Rhetoric. MS in Education. Vegetarian.

For my professional summary, click here.

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1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA

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