News Date: April 6, 2016

You are cordially invited to attend the NSF-sponsored workshop on Standards-based Grading (SBG) being held at the 2016 ASEE Conference in New Orleans, LA. The goal of the workshop is to introduce engineering educators to an alternative approach of assessing students’ achievement using a learning outcomes or standards-based grading system, which was recently featured in the February 2016 Prism. The workshop will be held Sunday, June 26th from 9 a.m. to noon. The workshop will be led by four experienced practitioners - Adam Carberry, Arizona State University; Matthew Siniawski, Loyola Marymount University; Sara Atwood, Elizabethtown College; and Heidi Diefes-Dux, Purdue University. Best practices will be shared along with ways to integrate SBG into your courses. Participants are encouraged to bring colleagues and syllabi to allow for implementation planning, including articulation of course outcomes and assessment rubrics.

Additionally, the workshop is intended to be a catalyst to jumpstart an SBG community of instructors. Workshop participants will be encouraged to become part of our NSF-supported study of SBG to commence during the 2016-2017 academic year. The study aims to recruit 20 faculty to pilot the implementation of SBG in their classrooms; workshop participants will be given first priority to join the study. Participants selected to become part of the funded study will be provided a small stipend ($700) for their participation beyond the ASEE workshop.


When is the workshop: Sunday June 26th from 9 a.m. to noon

Who should attend: The workshop is designed for both new and experienced engineering educators teaching in a variety of scenarios including large, multi-section courses and small personalized classrooms. In particular, Standards-Based Grading has proved useful in design project courses from the first-year to the capstone. Teams of instructor are highly encouraged to attend together.

How to register: Register through ASEE’s Annual Conference Registration website.