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Grading ruins teaching
I do not want to hear one more word about grade inflation. I do not want to hear one more word complaining about today’s students. I want to hear about why so many professors and teachers have decided we are … Continue reading
Can a rubric help with faculty hiring?
Rubrics seem to be all the rage these days, whether they are appropriate or not. A rubric is simply a system for assigning points to different aspects of an assignment. They can be very useful for communicating to a student … Continue reading
What are you paying your work-study students?
This is the time of year when we begin to think about our classes, the fall excitement, and a crop of new students coming through our doors. Many of those will qualify for work study. This is a federal program … Continue reading
Posted in Research, Undergraduates, Your lab group Tagged fairness, minimum wage, Research, undergraduates, work study Leave a comment
How to stop grading unfairly: 9 ways
It may be only the second week of class, but I have a stack of 45 tests to grade. The students had to answer 10 of 20 questions that generally could be answered in 3 to 5 sentences. Now I … Continue reading
Posted in Teaching, Undergraduates Tagged bias, exams, fairness, quizzes, student ID, testing 6 Comments
Grading: is it OK to drink beer and eat pizza?
We know a lot about fair grading. It is best all done at once. It is best that you grade all of one question before moving on to the next. It is best that one person grade all of one … Continue reading
Posted in Teaching, Undergraduates Tagged consistency, fairness, grading, promptness, teaching assistants Leave a comment