Center for Faculty Innovation

Creating Quality Rubrics (Workshop)

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: Rose Library room 5211, lunch available starting at 12:00 PM.

While the term “rubric” is used liberally in discussions of assessment and evaluation practices, educators have vastly different conceptions of what constructing a sound rubric entails. In its truest and most valuable sense, a rubric is more than a content- or performance-checklist; rather, it is an instrument for describing varying levels of quality performance indicators. Designed well, rubrics are useful for communicating expectations and guiding and evaluating student work. This session will examine the hallmarks of quality rubrics and equip instructors to construct rubrics suitable for directing and evaluating even the most complex assessments.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Identifying the hallmarks of quality rubrics, and
  • Equipping instructors to construct rubrics for directing and evaluating assessments.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these teaching outcomes: 

  • Creating assignments and/or courses that support higher-level learning (deep learning),
  • Designing and offering courses or curricula that align learning objectives, assessment, and learning activities; and
  • Articulating how current pedagogical choices reflect disciplinary norms.


Kristina Doubet, Ph.D., College of Education

Eric Carbaugh, Ph.D., College of Education

If you require non-dietary accommodations to participate in this program, please email the CFI at or call (568-4846) immediately to convey your needs.  We will work with the HR department to provide you with reasonable accommodations, if time permits.

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