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Developing and Using Rubrics for Grading

Friday, September 15, 2017

1:10 PM - 2:00 PM

Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511


Are you looking for light at the end of a long, dark, tunnel of grading? Searching for a more efficient way to evaluate student work while providing meaningful feedback? Then, this session is for you! A rubric is a pre-determined set of content and quality guidelines that can speed up grading, as well as provide consistency and richer feedback in your courses. Join us to see how you can develop a simple grading rubric and use the interactive rubric feature in Blackboard to simplify grading.



Gloria Washington
Instructional Designer, Center for Teaching Excellence

Gloria Washington is an Instructional Designer at the Center for Teaching Excellence with 20 years of experience in higher education at USC. She is a Blackboard Certified Trainer and a Blackboard Exemplary Course Program Reviewer. Gloria completed the Quality Matters’ Applying the QM Rubric and Higher Education Peer Reviewer courses.  Prior to coming to CTE, she worked in Teaching and Technology Services and as a Technology Director for the Ted Mimms Foreign Language Learning Center. Gloria holds a Doctor of Education in Educational Technology, Master of Arts in Education, and Master of Business Administration. Her expertise is in the pedagogical use of technology to support teaching and learning. Gloria’s instructional design philosophy is “pedagogy first, technology second.”


Karen Edwards
Senior Instructor
Department of Retailing

Karen Edwards is a senior instructor in the Department of Retailing, where she teaches retail- and law-related courses in both online and face-to-face formats. Karen is certified by Quality Matters to review and assess the quality of online courses offered by higher education institutions. She earned her Juris Doctor Degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law and her bachelor’s degree from Coker College in Hartsville, S.C. She is a frequent presenter and past Associate Director for Distributed Learning Pedagogy at USC's Center for Teaching Excellence.




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