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Grading Efficiently: Finding the Time to Grade Fairly

Jan. 25, 2013—Teaching Affiliates John Martin (Graduate Student, Biomedical Engineering) and Killian Quigley (Graduate Student, English) discuss the upcoming gradSTEP session: Grading Efficiently: Finding the Time to Grade Fairly.   Held in January each year, GradSTEP provides several workshops and discussions on teaching, learning, and professional development issues across the disciplines.  Registration and more details about GradSTEP are...

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Ask Professor Pedagogy: A Mountain of Grading

Nov. 30, 2012—Ask Professor Pedagogy is a twice monthly advice column written by Center for Teaching staff. One aspect of our mission is to cultivate dialogue about teaching and learning, so we welcome questions and concerns that arise in the classroom; particularly those from Vanderbilt faculty, students, and staff. If you have a question that you’d like...

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Strategies for Grading Workshop: Additional Resources

Sep. 13, 2012—CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow, Beth Koontz, offers additional resources on grading and assessing student work. The CFT recently hosted a teaching workshop on Effective and Efficient Grading focusing on the purposes of grading and how to grade in ways that help students learn more deeply and save time for the instructor. This post provides some...

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Upcoming event: Strategies for Grading

Sep. 6, 2012—Join us for this upcoming Teaching Workshop! Strategies for Grading Date & Time: Thursday, September 13  4:10-5:30pm Grading can be a source of stress for TAs, especially at the beginning of your graduate career. This hands-on workshop will familiarize participants with a variety of grading strategies and address questions like ‘What kind of feedback should...

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Upcoming Event: Effective and Efficient Grading (New & Returning Faculty Only)

Aug. 14, 2012—Join us for this upcoming Teaching Workshop! Effective and Efficient Grading  (Faculty Only)  Date & Time: Tuesday, August 21 11:00am-1:00pm This workshop will focus on grading in ways that help students learn more deeply and save time for the instructor.  Participants will come away with strategies, resources, and tips for establishing grading criteria and rubrics for...

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Student-Created Infographics and a Seated Poster Session: Two Experiments in Teaching Statistics

Jun. 4, 2012—by CFT Director Derek Bruff This past spring I taught Math 216, an introduction to statistics for engineering majors, for the fourth time in recent years. In order to make the course a bit more lively for me and for the students and to reflect the growing importance of visualization techniques in statistics, I added...

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From the Stacks…

Apr. 7, 2012—Beyond Tests and Quizzes : Creative Assessments in the College Classroom by Richard J. Mezeske From the publisher… Because the drive toward external assessment speaks almost exclusively in terms of standardized testing, we need to be reminded of the internal purposes of assessment: measuring learning for both student and teacher so that instruction can be...

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Upcoming Event: Grading Effectively & Efficiently

Feb. 15, 2012—Join us for this upcoming teaching workshop! Grading Effectively & Efficiently Date & Time:      February 22, 4:10-5:30 Facilitator:           Leanna Fuller, Graduate Teaching Fellow Format:                Teaching Workshop Audience:           Graduate Students and Post-Docs Grading can be a source of stress for instructors.  How do you know if you’re being fair in your assessment of...

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Upcoming workshops address topics Vanderbilt TAs need to know about

Jan. 25, 2012—Clickers, Clickers Everywhere Clickers are popping up in classrooms across the university – in physics, math, psychology, biomedical engineering – and other universities are seeing the same increase in use. And it’s easy to see why – clickers have been proven to increase class participation and improve attendance, assess class understanding of a topic, and...

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From a Student’s View: Distributions of Grades

Apr. 14, 2011—This is a guest post by Travis Meyer, Vanderbilt Class of 2012 and biomedical engineering major. The post is part of our spring “From a Student’s View” blog series. We occasionally feature guest posts here on the blog as part of our efforts to cultivate dialogue about teaching and learning among Vanderbilt faculty, students, and...

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