Thursday, February 28, 2019

Facilitating Learning Beyond Your Classroom: Grading & Feedback (For Graduate Students)

Learn how to engage students in their learning beyond the classroom by giving more effective feedback. Join the CTL for a two-hour workshop for graduate students focused on giving you tools to grade accurately, efficiently, and encouragingly. In this workshop, you will learn approaches to grading that encourage students to focus more on their improvement and less on bottom line scores. We will discuss the use of rubrics to help streamline and standardize grading, while helping students better understand what is valuable in the topic and discipline. Breakout groups during this session will allow you to choose to focus on your discussion on writing assignments or problem sets. The Essentials of Teaching and Learning workshops for graduate students are focused on giving you tools as a new or developing instructor to better facilitate student learning and improve your teaching practice. To learn more about more opportunities for graduate students beginning to teach, visit our website at

By the end of this session, participants should be able to:

Describe the difference between formative and summative assessments.
Develop the values and concepts that underlay a rubric.
Practice marking papers with and without a rubric to understand value of developing one.

Graduate Students
Thursday, February 28, 2019
10:10 AM
11:40 AM

Butler Library, 535 W. 114 St., New York, NY 10027 Room 203

Center for Teaching and Learning, 212 854-1692, ColumbiaCTL [at]

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