“Make it and Take it:” Rubrics for Graduate Outcomes Assessment
Sponsored by the CHFA SOA Committee
Facilitator: Martie Reineke
• Review graduate SOA process
• Learn how faculty are using rubrics to facilitate improvements in graduate learning.
• Examine rubrics used in graduate programs at other universities.
• Construct one or more rubrics for use in assessing and enhancing the quality of student work in graduate programs at UNI.
Supporting Resources (click on each item for file):
1) Click here for : PowerPoint presentation on Graduate Outcomes Assessment
· Rubrics Glossary
· Sample template: holistic and analytic rubrics
· Enhancing the Reliability of Rubrics
2) “Five Stages to Making a Rubric – For MA programs:” This step-by-step guide will enable you to move through the rubric-making process.
3) Handout for assistance with selecting the vocabulary of your goals and outcomes:
· “What do we mean when we ask that students “know the content?” (with verb chart)
· “Key Characteristics of Student Assignments”
4) Sample rubrics from graduate programs:
a) oral presentation
b) graduate thesis and oral presentation from James Madison University
c) comprehensive exam (history, University of Kansas)
d) comprehensive exam and thesis (Western Michigan University - history)
e) comprehensive exam (English - Cal State Fullerton)
f) multi-rubric thesis (Cal State San Marcos - for chapters, literature review, etc.)
g) peer assessment rubric for thesis proposals (Cal State Long Beach)