Develop and disseminate rubrics for your assignments to reduce the potential of instructor bias in assigning grades.

Develop and disseminate rubrics for your assignments to reduce the potential of instructor bias in assigning grades.
1 (1 vote)

Action:

  • Provide students the rubric you will use for grading their assignment.

Reason:

  • Providing a rubric helps clarify your expectations to students.
  • If receiving an A on an assignment requires students to go “above expectations,” students might have unequal cultural preparation to know what might count as meeting these unstated, undefined expectations.
  • The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, UNLV, has a Transparency in Learning and Teaching Project, which documents the benefits of being transparent in our expectations of students. Additional resources and research findings are available at: www.unlv.edu/provost/teachingandlearning