Friday, October 16, 2009

Effective Grading and Feedback Workshop Resources

These are the references and follow up materials for students who wish to go further or get the resource materials for the Effective Grading and Feedback Workshop:

Carleton TA Handbook! Chapter 6 – Evaluation (pp.95 to 112). Excellent tips and guidelines on grading and feedback with particular information on Carleton’s grading guidelines and point system

What is a Rubric? Detailed 36 page guides on ‘theory and practice’ of grading rubrics, including how to write and use them

Leveling the Field: Using Rubrics to Achieve Greater Equity in Teaching and Grading

Responding to Student Writing: Tips on Grading and Providing Constructive Feedback

A PowerPoint Presentation from EDC on responding to student writing.

Slides from the DGES Grading and Feedback Workshop

Available on the departmental TA Mentorship WebCT Site

Friday, October 2, 2009

Mid-term Preparation: Effective Grading and Feedback

The next DGES TA Mentorship workshop is:
Mid-term Preparation: Effective Grading and Feedback
October 16, 2009, 12 to 1 pm, Loeb A211

TAs with grading responsibilities often feel overwhelmed by the volume and tediousness of marking exams from large classes. This not only makes the task harder than it has to be, but also runs the risk of compromising equity and transparency in grading.

This workshop will focus on tried and true methods for grading, as well as handy tips and tricks for graders that will help you grade gracefully. There will be three parts to this workshop: developing and using a grading rubric; giving effective feedback; and grading efficiently and fairly.

This workshop will count towards your five hours of mandatory training and towards the Certificate in Teaching Skills offered by the EDC.