If you google “ungrading,” you’ll find a wealth of information about alternative approaches to grading at institutions that require a final grade for the course. Some of these resources are linked to below:
When Grading Less is More
A 2019 piece from Inside Higher Ed that contains links to resources from faculty from a variety of disciplines and institutions.
The Case Against Grades
A critique of traditional grading by Alfie Kohn, originally published in Educational Leadership.
How to Ungrade
A discussion of the author’s experience with self-grading, as well a discription of other paths to ungrading, including smaller experiments.