Speaker: Abe Walker (Sociology)
This presentation covers the use of rubrics as a tool for evaluating student writing assignments. When used in conjunction with long-form evaluations, rubrics allow faculty to offer feedback that is targeted, precise, and clearly indicates areas for improvement. In writing-intensive courses and other situations where written work is a major component of the course, rubrics can rationalize the grading process and ensure uniformity across large classes. The merits of rubrics and a variety of rubric tools are presented, with an emphasis on free online resources.