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Grad and Postdoc Workshop: Mentoring Student Writing: Balancing Student-Centered Feedback with Rubric-Based Assessment

Modified: May 1, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Searle Center Library
Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching
627 Dartmouth Place
Evanston, IL

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Workshop Description:

Assessing and responding to undergraduate writing is one of the central tasks of post-graduate instruction, especially in the humanities and social sciences. It is also one of the most complex aspects of teaching, yet best practices are often taken for granted in the course of an instructor’s training. This workshop is an opportunity for teaching assistants and instructors across the humanities and social sciences (and beyond) who are tasked with assessing and advising student writing to develop strategies for coordinating the expectations of their fields with their own feedback and assessment strategies. Participants will practice assessing and providing feedback on student writing, then discuss common guidelines and goals for assessment and feedback, particularly methods of making the process efficient, consistent, and transparent across grading criteria, verbal and written feedback. The workshop will ultimately promote the integration of feedback and assessment into a broader context of mentorship as an ongoing conversation between students and instructors.

Workshop Facilitators:

Ben Aspray is a sixth-year PhD candidate in Screen Cultures whose dissertation is on spectacle and disgust in contemporary film and television comedy.

Ira Murfin is a seventh-year doctoral candidate completing his dissertation in the Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre & Drama.

Professional Development, Humanities, Social Sciences