Making the Grade: A Case for Rubrics

Making the Grade: A Case for Rubrics

You recognize the signs.

You're holding office hours after handing out problem sets or exams you've graded. A student walks in holding the recently returned effort, looking confused, upset, and possibly annoyed. It's going to be one of those conversations.

With this ENGAGE Engineering Faculty-Student Interaction (FSI) tip, you can set grading expectations up front, avoid lengthy explanations for grades, and encourage students to persist with specific feedback and suggested improvements.