Bok Seminar - Grading and Feedback Across Disciplines


Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 1:30pm to 3:30pm


50 Church St. Room 375

Led by Yasemin Kalender and Jonah Johnson

How students get feedback from TFs and how they assess their own learning tend to reflect disciplinary norms, and what these norms look like—at least on the surface—can seem very different in STEM and the Humanities. Beneath the surface, though, the best practices for designing assignments and providing feedback are fundamentally the same, whether the feedback is on a p-set or an essay. In this interactive seminar, led by the Bok Center’s Assistant Director for Writing and Assistant Director for Science Pedagogy, we will explore a range of common approaches to feedback and grading from across STEM, the Social Sciences, and the Humanities, identifying the pros and cons of different approaches and what different disciplines can learn from one another. We will discuss how different kinds of feedback are suited to different types of assignments (e.g., problem sets versus lab reports in STEM, or essays versus podcast assignments in the Humanities). Over the course of the seminar, participants will design an assignment prompt and grading plan for a new assignment, including in-class activities and a grading rubric. This seminar is designed for new and experienced TFs across disciplines who want to explore grading practices and feedback, and learn across disciplines.  

This is the first session of a 6-week seminar. Registration required.

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