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Creating Rubrics for Participation & Preparedness


As we incorporate more student engagement and active learning in our courses—and expect more engagement and responsibility from our students—we need to re-think our evaluation of participation and preparedness, which can often seem subjective and difficult to assess. Common challenges with evaluating participation and preparedness that are addressed in this workshop include:

  • How can we really know if students are prepared for class?
  • How do we measure quality versus quantity?
  • How do we manage and keep track of it all?

You will learn how to put this evaluation in the students' hands through the use of self-assessment rubrics. We will discuss how the use of such self-assessment rubrics requires students to think critically and reflectively about their own participation and preparedness on a systematic basis, opening avenues for both personal growth and academic development. We will look at various examples of self-assessment participation rubrics from fellow faculty at TCU, and discuss important considerations and best practices. This workshop will also include time for you to begin crafting a rubric you can use this semester.

This workshop meets Koehler Center Outcomes 1.1, 1.2, and 2.1.
Koehler Center Outcomes 1.1, 1.2, 2.1

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

TCU Campus Store, 209
2950 West Berry Street, Fort Worth, TX 76109

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Faculty & Staff


Faculty & Staff Development


faculty development, Rubrics


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