In this module, instructors will learn how to design grading systems that students view as fair, consistent and transparent while also learning about grading practices and policies that help to ensure equity. This module will also provide practices that address academic integrity and create assessment and assignment blueprints to align grades to outcomes. To satisfy the module requirements, faculty must implement one or more techniques, such as sharing their grading policy with students, assigning different values to assignments based on learning opportunities, or offering extra credit for improved learning.
5b: Developing and Using Rubrics and Checklists
In this module, instructors will learn how to create high quality checklists and rubrics designed to clarify their assignment expectations and create equity. In addition, they will learn how to design and use different rubrics for different types of assignments.
To satisfy the module requirements, faculty must implement one or more techniques, such as creating an assignment checklist, having students use a rubric to analyze sample papers, or analyzing rubric data.
5c: Providing Useful Feedback
In this module, faculty learn how to offer students effective feedback. In addition, the module includes techniques to help students more effectively use feedback for improvement and to help instructors leverage technology to increase feedback efficiency.
To satisfy the module requirements, faculty must implement one or more techniques, such as providing timely feedback, conducting structured peer review sessions, or distributing handouts that address common errors.
5d: Checking for Student Understanding
In this module, faculty learn how to effectively check for student understanding by using quality questioning techniques and formative assessment strategies including the One-Minute Paper, Muddiest Point, and In Your Own Words.
To satisfy the module requirements, faculty must implement one or more practices, such as calling on both volunteers and nonvolunteers, using wait time, asking students to clarify or expand on their responses, or implementing a classroom or online formative assessment technique.
5e: Using Student Achievement and Feedback to Improve Your Teaching
In this module, faculty learn how to use patterns of student achievement on key assignments and assessments to inform instruction. In addition, the module provides techniques to secure mid- and end-of-semester feedback from students and techniques to use colleague observations and consultations with faculty development specialists to inform improvements in instruction.
To satisfy the module requirements, faculty must implement one or more practices, such as creating a data analysis insights chart, using a midsemester feedback survey, or securing feedback at multiple points in an online course.
The learning environment you build impacts persistence, learning, and chances for student success. Learn how to lead a productive first day, promote a civil learning environment, motivate your students, and much more.
2a: Leading a Productive First Day
2b: Promoting a Civil Learning Environment
2c: Motivating Your Students
2d: Ensuring Equitable Access to Learning
2e: Helping Students Persist in Their Studies
2f: Embracing Diversity in Your Learning Environment
From group learning activities, to planning effective discussions – you’ll unlock evidence-based strategies that promote active learning, giving all students the chance to be fully involved in their own education.
3a: Using Groups to Ensure Active Learning
3b: Using the Active Learning Cycle
3c: Developing Effective Class Sessions and Lectures