The Office of Faculty Development

Evaluating Student Participation

Promoting student engagement can be, at times, a challenge.  Student centered and experiential learning are important for improving achievement, supporting retention of knowledge and skills, and helping students develop the “soft” skills that will support them as lifelong learners.  If choosing to evaluate participation as part of course grading, it helps to have a plan for how to do so.  Grading and evaluating participation comes with advantages and disadvantages, so it is important to think through your plan and rationale.

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Evaluating Online Participation (Google Slide) (Chiara Ferrari)

Assessing Online Participation (Center for Teaching & Educational Technologies)

Grading Class Participation and Attendance in College

Could You Teach without Grades(opens in new window) (Cult of Pedagogy)

Grading Participation(opens in new window) (Midway Instructional Technology)

Things to Consider when Grading Participation (opens in new window)(Webinar Clip)

Creating a Class Participation Rubric(opens in new window) (Faculty Focus)