Course Assessment and Rubrics

Course Assessment and Rubrics

Date: 3 February 2009 (Tuesday)
Speaker: Dr. Stephen Friedman (Fulbright Scholar, Office of University General Education)

This seminar will focus on helping faculty improve the assessment strategies that they use in their courses.  Both formative and summative approaches will be discussed with an emphasis on developing rubrics that are closely aligned with course outcomes.  The seminar aims to suggest ideas for:


  1. differentiating between formative and summative assessment;
  2. using formative assessments to improve student learning;
  3. creating criteria and scales for assessing student performance;
  4. evaluating student performance more effectively.


About the Speaker

Dr. Stephen Friedman is Professor of Educational Measurement and Statistics at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. His work on General Education assessment began in the mid-90s and has published widely on GE assessment ever since. Dr. Friedman is now visiting CUHK as a Fulbright Scholar under the Fulbright HK General Education Program.

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