Grading can often be made more efficient and fair by articulating shared expectations and grading criteria before an assignment starts. Grading Policies Assignment Design Taxonomy of Learning Objectives: Explain what You Want your Students to Do (pdf) Statement of Grading Criteria
Information on things you should discuss with faculty, GSIs, and staff in preparation for teaching.
Create a section syllabus or information sheet to help clarify expectations to your students.
Every GSI should be familiar with this brief information about campus-wide and departmental policies that directly affect GSIs, along with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Where your R&C course fits in the UC Berkeley curriculum, your department, your students’ needs, and your professional development.
Essential elements of an R&C syllabus.
by Genevieve Painter, Legal Studies (home department Jurisprudence and Social Policy)
Sorting through masses of research is a key learning objective of the reading and composition seminar. Students reported feeling overwhelmed as they confronted a wealth of sources and ideas in preparing their final papers. What is one way that participatory social movements deal with analyzing an excess of information? Card clustering!
Set policies and expectations early to avoid problems after assignments are graded.
Examples of grading statements from philosophy and physics.