New Faculty Academy: What's In a Grade

Friday, August 27, 2021
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM


Center for Teaching Excellence

Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511


The claim, “anybody can teach” has surfaced in various conversations over the years. Individuals who make and/or accept this perspective often may not understand the complexities of teaching. Assigning students grades for the quality of work that they complete or failure to complete contributes to the challenges of university teaching. In response to a brief presentation and sharing some lessons learned, the new faculty attendees will have opportunity to apply knowledge of selected practices. The intent of this interactive presentation is not to prescribe specific assessment strategies. Instead, participants will engage in reflective dialogue with the purpose of confirming or modifying the quality of a course assessment that they bring to this session.


** Registration Procedures Update **

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If you have an existing training account with the Division of Human Resources, Office of Organizational and Professional Development, you do not need to create an account. You can login using your HR training username and password. By logging in to register for CTE events, your complete training record for both CTE and HR trainings will be available with a single account and login.


Participants must attend a workshop in its entirety to receive credit for the workshop in their training records. Late arrival and/or early exit from a workshop invalidates receiving credit. If technology issues require rescheduling of a workshop, participants must attend the workshop at the rescheduled time to receive credit. These policies apply to all CTE workshops/events, including workshops that qualify as requirements/electives for a certificate of completion.


Nate Carnes
Interim Director
Center for Teaching Excellence

Nate Carnes is the Interim Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence. In addition to three teacher education degrees and a permanent Ohio teaching certificate, he earned his Ph.D. in Education Administration with an emphasis in science education at Miami University (OH). His teaching performances span almost 40 years and have resulted in several awards and citations of excellence at the University of South Carolina, state, regional, and international levels. Carnes’ scholarly activities explore pedagogical issues and innovations within and beyond science education.