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Not Your Average Rubric: Designing Rubrics that Assess Teaching and Learning

Not Your Average Rubric:  Designing Rubrics that Assess Teaching and Learning

Where: Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center
14 Mechanic Street
Southbridge, MA 01550
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When: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
9:00am - 3:00pm
Note: Registration starts at 7:30am

Workshop Organizer:  Heather Richards of Nichols College and Rebecca Taub of Brown University

Registration Fee:
Early-bird rate prior to December 11 - $123.25 (15% discount)
Rate December 11 and after - $145

Non Member:
Early-bird rate prior to December 11 - $246.50 (15% discount)
Rate December 11 and after - $290

The registration fee includes am and pm break and lunch.

Event Overview
How does quality teaching impact student learning? Around the world, institutions of higher education are engaging in constructive dialogue about meaningful assessments that demonstrate how much and how well students are learning. Rubrics are assessment tools that benefit both faculty and students. They [rubrics] provide a framework for evaluation and assessment of teaching and learning. The carefully designed rubric helps the institution to evaluate student learning outcomes, accreditation, and consistency across programs.

The model for this workshop is two-fold:
 1. We will have a structured conversation about rubrics and methods for developing them, and how they are being used to assess student learning, teaching, course design, etc.
 2. In the workshop, we will go through the process of designing rubrics for assessment and learning. Participants are encouraged to bring examples of assignments, rubrics, or assessments they are familiar with to the workshop.

Session Outcomes:
Consider how carefully designed rubrics can promote student learning and success.
 - Identify areas for improvement in course design and teaching.
 - Apply an outcomes-driven process to develop rubrics for different types of assessments.

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