Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
3:15 PM - 4:05 PM: Concurrent Sessions
San Antonio 2-3
Engagement Strategies for Faculty
Session Title
Unraveling How to Create Rubrics for Assessing Outcomes and Improving Learner Performance
Learners expect a clearly defined understanding of how their work will be evaluated. Faculty, learners and the institution all benefit from aligned rubrics. This hands-on rubric workshop will provide examples, templates and job aids for faculty.
Learning Objectives
Differentiate between different rubrics in order to select an appropriate assessment measure.
Create performance criteria aligned to task in order to accurately measure intended outcomes.
Write clearly defined performance indicators to improve inter- and intra-grader reliability.
Intended Participants - Role
Instructional Designers
Intended Participants - Knowledge Level
Participants new to the topic
Dr. Jennifer Smolka, Director of Curriculum and Assessment, American InterContinental University
Jennifer Smolka is the Director of Curriculum and Assessment at American InterContinental University. She started as a K12 teacher and quickly became the campus’s go-to person for technology integration. After completing a master’s degree in Computer Education and Cognitive Systems from the University of North Texas, she earned her PhD in Educational Computing with a specialization in Distance Education. Her dissertation focused on learning tools, mass customization and personalized learning.

Joanna Drieling, Program Chair, American InterContinental University