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