Grading Participation: Is There a Better Way?

Do you want to encourage class participation but are unsure of how to do so meaningfully? A recent article, Is It Time to Rethink How We Grade Participation?, suggests not simply grading participation, but to instead seek ways to “reward engagement.” While many of the measures we use to keep track of and assess participation [...]

Assessing Participation

“An Intriguing Participation Policy,” an article in Faculty Focus, looks at an interesting approach to assessing discussion participation, one that has the potential to be effectively adapted for the large online classroom. The article proposes to have students decide how they will choose to participate in a course (i.e., be called on or volunteer) and [...]