Do You Need 50 CATS?

Angelo & Cross’s Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATS) Most instructors are truly trying to provide a good learning experience for their students. An obvious method for determining success is to look at student grades. However, this is a reactive approach, rather than proactive, and may not tell you WHY the students are learning/not learning. A proactive … Read more

How to Cheat Using ChatGPT

Chat GPT is a free, online artificial intelligence product. You can create a free account at https://chat.openai.com/auth/login. ChatGPT and similar AI tools can be helpful to researchers, but to instructors, they provide yet another barrier to identify student cheating. Instructors keen on determining honest student responses have a difficult task. You could try comparing all … Read more

Rubrics – Why, What, & How

Why While grading most assessments and assignments can be fairly simple, more complex student work such as essays and creative work may require more instructor time and thought for grading. For these and many other student works, you may find a rubric helpful. Developing a rubric can help you identify what is important about the … Read more

What do you want your students to accomplish?

Identifying Outcomes, Objectives, and Activities in 3 hours While it is tempting to start identifying activities and topics for a course based on your interests and/or what the textbook covers, we really need to step back and identify what students are required to accomplish as a result of taking your course. By analyzing this, we … Read more