Best Practices for Grading Objectively, Effectively, and Efficiently - Cancelled

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
11:40 AM - 12:55 PM


Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511


The responsibilities of all instructors includes grading student work to quantify progress of students' learning. Yet grading objectively involves numerous important considerations and strategies, many of which instructors are often not aware or have not sufficiently reflected upon. When grading for any course, an instructor should first reflect on their 'grading philosophy'. What is it, and how does your philosophy compare to instructors in other courses and departments... and why should that matter?

How can instructors ensure consistency, fairness, and objectivity across students and different types of assessments, and just as importantly, how will they remain efficient when grading large numbers of assignments, or across multiple sections? Best practices, tips, and helpful strategies for how to grade objectively and efficiently will be discussed, along with practice examples for illustration. In addition, exploration of effective rubric usage and techniques for quick, effective feedback during grading will be provided in this interactive workshop.


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Michelle L. Hardee
TA Training Program Manager
Center for Teaching Excellence

Michelle L. Hardee is the Program Manager for graduate student teaching assistant (TA) programs in the Center for Teaching Excellence. She is responsible for developing CTE’s graduate TA training seminars, managing GRAD 701, the Teaching Assistant Development course, and helping students progress through the Preparing Future Faculty Program. She coordinates regularly with the Graduate School and other university academic partners on graduate student professional development workshops and events. Hardee received her Ph.D. in Marine Science here at UofSC and taught throughout her graduate program. She is currently an instructor in the School of Earth, Ocean and Environment at UofSC, teaching the Honors section of the Oceans and Society course and Environment of the Earth (GEOL 103). Throughout her 25-year teaching career, Hardee has been actively involved in marine science education and teacher training, including at Coastal Carolina University and the College of Charleston.