ISBN-10:
1620362422
ISBN-13:
9781620362426
Pub. Date:
11/28/2014
Publisher:
Stylus Publishing, LLC
Specifications Grading: Restoring Rigor, Motivating Students, and Saving Faculty Time

Specifications Grading: Restoring Rigor, Motivating Students, and Saving Faculty Time

by Linda B. Nilson, Claudia J. Stanny

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ISBN-13: 9781620362426
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 11/28/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 734,347
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Linda B. Nilson now retired, directed three faculty development centers at major research universities during her 28-year career. She also authored several books: Teaching at Its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors (2016), now in its fourth edition, The Graphic Syllabus and the Outcomes Map: Communicating Your Course (2007), Creating Self-Regulated Learners: Strategies to Strengthen Students’ Self-Awareness and Learning Skills (2013), Specifications Grading: Restoring Rigor, Motivating Students, and Saving Faculty Time (2015), and, with Ludwika A. Goodson, Online Teaching at Its Best (2017). She has given over 450 keynotes, webinars, and workshops at conferences, colleges, and universities nationally and internationally. After receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she was a sociology professor at UCLA.

Claudia J. Stanny is the Director, Center for University Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, and Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of West Florida

Table of Contents

FOREWORD
Claudia J. Stanny

PREFACE

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

1. THE NEED FOR A NEW GRADING SYSTEM

2. LEARNING OUTCOMES AND COURSE DESIGN

3. LINKING GRADES TO OUTCOMES

4. PASS/FAIL GRADING FOR RIGOR, MOTIVATION, AND
FACULTY PEACE OF MIND

5. ESSENTIALS OF SPECIFICATIONS GRADING

6. CONVERTING SPECS-GRADED STUDENT WORK INTO
FINAL LETTER GRADES

7. EXAMPLES OF SPECS-GRADED COURSE DESIGNS

8. THE MOTIVATIONAL POWER OF SPECS GRADING

9. DEVELOPING A COURSE WITH SPECS GRADING

10. AN EVALUATION OF SPECS GRADING

REFERENCES

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

INDEX

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