Are you new to teaching? Do you need fresh ideas for grading? Would a sample rubric or grading technique be of help?
Grading can be a tedious and daunting task, and one of the goals of the Center for Teaching and Learning is to provide faculty with practical ways to approach grading that measure course objectives, contribute to student learning, and make efficient use of faculty time.
Specifications Grading can shift your grading paradigm and “show you how to make grading easier, more logical, and more consonant with research on learning and motivation.”*
Specifications Grading promotes:
High Academic Standards
Higher-Order Cognitive Development and Creativity
Reduction of Student Stress and Increased
Motivation to Learn
Student Ownership for Their Grades
Faculty Time Saver and Simple Administration
Clear Expectations and Simple Feedback Process
*Barbara E. Walvoord, Professor Emerita, University of Notre Dame
Linda Nilson @ PLNU
Who is Linda Nilson?
Linda Nilson is an author and presenter with over 25 years of experience as a faculty member and faculty developer at UCLA, UC Riverside, Vanderbilt, and most recently Clemson University. She is also an author and presenter on topics such as teaching effectiveness, assessment, and scholarly productivity. Her publications include: