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Creating Rubrics for Participation and 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?

In this workshop, 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.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Create and implement a participation rubric for evaluating student participation and preparedness in your own course.

This workshop meets Koehler Center Outcomes 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, and 2.2.

Koehler Center Outcomes 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2

Friday, November 12 at 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

TCU Campus Store, 208
2950 West Berry Street, Fort Worth, TX 76109

Event Type


Target Audience

Faculty & Staff


Faculty & Staff Development


faculty development, pedagogy, inclusive teaching, Rubrics


Koehler Center
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