Specifications Grading: A Method to Improve Student Performance

Last revised: 10/07/2021 by JP


Are you looking to increase student motivation and the quality of their academic work? If yes, consider specifications grading.  According to Linda B. Nilson, Ph.D. the traditional higher education grading method is broken and specifications grading offers a solution with benefits for both students and faculty. Nilson published her seminal work, Specifications Grading: Restoring Rigor, Motivating Students and Saving Faculty Time, in 2015.  Since then, faculty have adopted her method, including some at UConn.

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Best Practices and Expectations for Online Teaching at UConn

Last revised: 11/14/2014 by EHS.


(Adapted from “Best Practices and Expectations for Online Teaching”  at Penn State.)

Teaching in an online environment is different from teaching in a face-to-face classroom.  Let’s look at some best practices and expectations for your online teaching at UConn.   Continue reading