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Hello! Here is your weekly curation of ideas, events, and resources to support your teaching and learning efforts. 
  • Quick Reads: Grading Tips 
  • IUPUI Assessment Institute: October 25-28
  • Resources for Teaching this Fall
  • Portfolio Guidelines and FAQs 
  • Calendar of events

Quick Reads

  • Grading Student Work (Vanderbilt Univ, n.d.) (6 min read):  Tips for all things grading - developing criteria, time savings, meaningful feedback, and consistency.
  • Grading Faster and Smarter (Chtena, 2014) (6 min read): Suggestions for improving the speed and efficiency of your grading.
  • Rubric Repair: 5 Changes that Get Results (Wise, 2019) (9 min read)
  • Tip: Specs Grading (Bayraktar, 2020) (8 min read): Save time and focus on quality feedback while making assignment expectations clearer, and less stressful, for students.
  • Check-in with Memes (Lindström, 2020) (3 min read): Examples of mood scales that can be used at the start of class or meeting. Which is your favorite?

2020 Assessment Institute

October 25-28, virtual 

Complimentary registration to attend the virtual 2020 Assessment Institute hosted by IUPUI is offered to all members of the higher education community.  Visit here to register and view the program.

The Assessment Institute provides opportunities for (1) individuals and campus teams new to outcomes assessment to acquire fundamental knowledge about the field, (2) individuals who have worked as leaders in outcomes assessment to share and extend their knowledge and skills, and (3) those interested in outcomes assessment at any level to establish networks that serve as sources of support and expertise.

Fall 2020 Teaching Resources 

Portfolio Guidelines and Preparation

A new Portfolio FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) document, along with an updated Calendar for Personnel Decisions, have been added to the Provost’s Office webpageSlides from a recent webinar provide an overview of the guidelines for preparing a portfolio for reappointment, tenure, and promotion and opportunities to consider ideas for one's approach to portfolio preparation. 
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