Weekly News and Tip, November 29, 2007

Tip - Grading Efficiently
Even experienced graders can feel overwhelmed at this time of the semester. Whether you are new or an old hand at grading, you can find suggestions for grading quickly and fairly at the sites:
Grading Practices” – containing general strategies and advice
Save Time Grading as an Instructor or Professional” – mainly for writing instructors
Grading Advice for TAs” – focused on computer science, but broadly applicable, especially for those new to grading

Announcement - Gail Nonnecke is Iowa Professor of the Year
Gail Nonnecke, Professor of Horticulture, has been named Iowa Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. More on this award:
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences News Release
Radio Iowa Announcement

FYI - New NSSE Data
New NSSE (National Survey on Student Engagement) data is out, and students and parents are paying more attention to this data as they choose colleges. For more on this topic, see:
"What schools across the USA are doing to engage students"
"Beyond rankings: A new way to look for a college"

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