ERIC Number: ED351968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Ohio State University College of Social Work. Ad Hoc Committee on Grading: Final Report.
Blostein, Stanley; And Others
A faculty committee was commissioned at Ohio State University's College of Social Work to study that College's grading practices. In fulfilling this charge a survey of the faculty was conducted and the results presented along with a review of useful literature on grading and recommendations for change. The survey of faculty used a questionnaire which sought demographic information as well as information regarding grades and grading practices, grading philosophy, and faculty orientation to learning and grades. Thirty questionnaires were distributed and 18 were returned. Themes that emerged from examination of the responses included a general desire to make grading a useful tool for students, a need for clarity about what grades mean, a concern about grade inflation, and teacher orientation toward learning. Several recommendations are offered including the following: further exploration of the themes raised, further research among the university faculty as a whole, and seminars or other training in grading for new faculty and teaching assistants. Appendixes include a copy of the questionnaire, further discussion of implications concerning grading issues, and results of the literature review which includes 35 references. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Coll. of Social Work.