There is No Rubric

Monday, February 6, 2023
2:40 PM - 3:30 PM


Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511

This session is being delivered in a face-to-face format. You'll need to come to the offices of the Center for Teaching Excellence to attend. There is not a virtual option available to attend this presentation.


Excellence is earned, not prescribed. So many of our rubric-driven students are just 'checking boxes' instead of actually learning. How can we break the zombie mold and get into creative, self-reliant modalities? This session focuses on methods to increase student autonomy and personal responsibility through creative syllabi, course design, and incentive models. Participants will discuss and collaboratively brainstorm active learning activities, assignments, and proof-of-knowledge exercises that push students to demonstrate their highest level of achievement, not simply default to what's expected of them.


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Kasie Whitener
Entrepreneurship and Management
Darla Moore School of Business

Kasie Whitener is a lecturer in entrepreneurship and strategic management.She received her PhD in organization and management from Capella University in 2014 and holds a BA in English from Clemson University and an MA in American literature from Winthrop University. Whitener’s professional work includes software implementation projects in the utilities space, business process analysis in private and public sector entities, and post-acquisition training and onboarding for a global Fortune 300 company. Her research includes remote workforce transition and engagement. She is the author of four books including Redesign Work Volume 1: A Beginner’s Guide to Autonomy. Whitener is the host of a local radio program, President of the South Carolina Writers Association, and the 2021 recipient of the Governor’s Award for Fresh Voices in the Humanities.