Faculty & Staff

Grading that Motivates and Retains Students

Planning for next semester?   You are invited to join us as we view and discuss Grading that Motivates and Retains Students – a NISOD webinar. How we grade students says a lot about our teaching philosophy and our classroom priorities. During this webinar, participants investigate how the grading process affects student motivation and retention. Characteristics of effective and ineffective grading are considered, as are student feedback and lessons learned from a system the webinar facilitator has piloted for several semesters. Finally, participants discuss some of the challenges faced when grading students’ works and some possible solutions. By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to distinguish between ineffective and effective grading practices, identify grading practices found to increase student motivation and retention, and discuss challenges and solutions to grading issues. Presented by: Angela Breckenridge, Instructor, Psychology, Delgado Community College

Janice Kinsinger will facilitate a discussion based on the webinar highlighting teaching strategies from various sources (Chickering and Gamson, August Celebration of Learning speaker Dr. Mark Taylor, and CCSSE) following the webinar.

This is a good session to help faculty plan for next semester, but offered at a busy end-of-semester Holiday time. Come if you can!

Repeat sessions are offered:

  • Thursday, December 11 from 1:00-2:45pm in TC313, EP Campus and
  • Friday December 12 from 12:30-2:15pm in TC313, EP Campus

RSVP to [email protected] or 694-5442