- Christy Friend
- Faculty Director,
Center for Teaching Excellence
- MAR 21
- Thur 2:00pm - 3:15pm
- Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511
This event is sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence.
Research suggests that using a rubric—an explicit set of criteria developed to evaluate students' performance on an assignment—can help instructors to evaluate student writing more efficiently, more fairly, and more consistently. Just as important, rubrics can enhance students' learning by helping them to better understand what an instructor expects of them. In this workshop, Christy Friend will discuss best practices for designing and using writing rubrics, sharing models from several academic disciplines and types of assignments. The session will end with an informal workshop, during which participants will have the opportunity to brainstorm practical options for using rubrics in their own teaching.
About the Facilitator
Christy Friend is the newly appointed Faculty Director for the CTE and is an Associate Professor of English whose specialty areas include composition theory and pedagogy, rhetoric, and community literacy. She has worked in writing program administration at several institutions and most recently directed First-Year English at USC from 2008-2012. Christy has co-authored several writing textbooks, and is currently collaborating to revise the curriculum for the new Carolina Core general education requirements.