Due to popular demand, we are offering a second Faculty Book Discussion opportunity!
Specifications Grading: Restoring Rigor, Motivating Students, and Saving Faculty Time. Linda B. Nilson, 2014, Stylus Publishing.
In an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education on 12/2/2014, Robert Talbot writes about reading Linda Nilson’s book and the four things that he understood upon finishing:
“1. Traditional grading systems work against my goals as a teacher.
- Traditional grading systems perpetuate a “game-playing” approach to education.
- Traditional grading systems convey precious little information about student learning.
- Traditional grading systems screw over a significantly large group of students.”
Want to learn more? Join us from 11:00am – 12:15pm on the following Mondays: 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, and 3/2, in Reynolda Hall Conference Room 308. Participants are expected to attend all discussions. Email Catherine Ross to join the group and get your book: firstname.lastname@example.org