I'm the chair of our university's Faculty Development Committee. We recently conducted a survey of our faculty members, in part to discover what were perceived to be the most valuable breakout sessions to offer for our Fall 2013 faculty development kick-off.
As I reviewed all the responses, one theme emerged, in terms of what breakouts ranked highly. It was apparent that the majority of us feel the squeeze of wanting to accomplish more tasks in limited time. I plan on doing a series of posts about faculty personal productivity in the coming months. In this post, however, I start with one way to both save time and provide more meaningful feedback to students: creating and using rubrics.
When I first began developing rubrics, I followed my Mom's tried-and-true method of finding a book on the topic. Stevens' and Levi's Introduction to Rubrics proved invaluable in establishing a process for speedy rubric creation. [Read more…] about Efficiency and effectiveness with rubrics