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Dr. Barbara Walvoord, professor emerita at the University of Notre Dame and author of Assessment Clear and Simple, was on campus for an all-faculty presentation Friday, June 7th, 2013. Dr. Walvoord first met with the general faculty at a luncheon, and then led a meeting about grading and classroom assessment.
Faculty Luncheon - Classroom Assessment
During the General Faculty Meeting Luncheon on, Dr. Walvoord pointed out that faculty are already doing a significant amount of classroom assessment. Using two case studies, Dr. Walvoord demonstrated that by paying more attention to the information collected, faculty can enhance student learning and make classroom time more efficient. With a limited amount of time, each member of the faculty needs pertinent information to make informed decisions on learning in classrooms.
Afternoon Workshop - Effective Grading
Dr. Walvoord discussed issues around effective grading a final workshop held Friday afternoon. In this session Dr. Walvoord addressed issues such as effective rubrics, grade inflation, meaningful feedback, and establishing grade criteria.