How to Make Grading Time-efficient and Useful for Learning

August 26, 2014 | 10 a.m. to Noon | Augustana Forum, L2-102

Please register in advance, in order to receive the workshop handout.

Augustana Faculty is pleased to welcome Dr. Barbara Walvoord!
The workshop will address questions such as "How can I save time in the grading process? How do I set standards for grades? What about grammar and punctuation? What kinds of comments and grading processes are most helpful to student learning?"

Dr. Barbara Walvoord is a Professor Emerita at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. An expert in assessment, she also presents workshops on teaching and learning, and writing across the curriculum. She is the author of Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment in College.

This workshop is sponsored by the Augustana Faculty and a Visiting Speaker Grant from the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

About Barbara E. Walvoord, PH.D
Barbara E. Walvoord, Ph.D is a Professor Emerita at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana.

  • Coordinated Notre Dame's self-study and re-accreditation visit by the North Central Association's Higher Learning Commission, 2004.
  • Have consulted or led workshops at more than 350 institutions of higher education throughout the U.S., on topics of assessment, teaching and learning, and writing across the curriculum.
  • Founding director of four faculty-development programs at research and liberal arts institutions (Central College in Iowa, Loyola College in Maryland, University of Cincinnati, University of Notre Dame). Each program has won national recognition.
  • 1987 Maryland English Teacher of the Year for Higher Education.

Selected Publications On Assessment, Teaching, and Learning:
Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment. B. E. Walvoord and V. J. Anderson. 2nd ed. Jossey-Bass, 2009.

Assessment Clear and Simple: A Practical Guide for Institutions, Departments, and General Education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2004.

"New Modes of Productivity for Student Learning." In J. E. King, E. L. Anderson, and M. E. Corrigan (eds.), Changing Student Attendance Patterns: Challenges for Policy and Practice. New Directions for Higher Education, no. 121. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003.

"Assessment in Accelerated Learning Programs: A Practical Guide." In R. J. Wlodkowski and C. E. Kasworm (eds.), Accelerated Learning for Adults: The Promise and Practice of Intensive Educational Formats. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, no. 97. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003.

Academic Departments: How They Work, How They Change. B. E. Walvoord, A. K. Carey, H. L. Smith, S. W. Soled, P. K. Way, and D. Zorn. ASHE ERIC Higher Education Reports, vol. 27, no. 8. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000.

Thinking and Writing in College: A Naturalistic Study of Students in Four Disciplines. B. E. Walvoord and L. P. McCarthy, with contributions by V. J. Anderson, J. R. Breihan, S. M. Robison, and A. K. Sherman. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 1991.

Sponsored by
Augustana Faculty
Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Visiting Speaker Grants