Junior Faculty Seminar Series on Teaching & Learning
Come join this learning community by participating in this specially designed seminar series for junior faculty, though all are welcomed to participate. We'll share strategies and best practices for effective and efficient teaching. There will be great conversations, handouts, and lunch! Since each session builds on each other, we hope you will be able to attend all the meetings.
Session 2: Improving Our Testing and Grading of Student Achievement
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
11:30 – 1:00
Room 428, Armory Building
Have you heard your students say this?
- “You’re unfair”
- “We weren’t taught that”
- “This test is too hard and too long”
The task of assessing and grading student learning is one of the most complex and stressful responsibilities of the faculty member and, at the same time, is one of the most important. It is critical that the grading process is fair, reliable, valid, and relevant so that the resulting grade is an accurate representation of a student’s achievement. When done properly, the grade and accompanying feedback are additional teaching opportunities where students can improve their learning. In this session, we will analyze your exams using the key principles of test construction and practice effective grading practices.
This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate, the Teacher Scholar Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.
Please mark these dates on your calendar
Wed, Feb. 6, 2019 Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier”: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Student Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning
Wed, Feb. 13, 2019 Session 2: Improving Our Testing and Grading of Student Achievement
Wed, Feb. 20, 2019 Session 3: Creating a Promising Syllabus to Motivate Learning
Fri, Feb. 22, 2019 Campus Annual Faculty Retreat: “Transformative Assignments: Mobilizing Students to be Creators” (Location: Illini Union Rooms A, B, C)