Ryan Armstrong
Change management. Learning. Maps.

Rubrics for operations management

21 September 2019

Good grading rubrics are hard to find (at least via Google). After several hours and evaluating several dozens of university-level Rubrics I noted the following:

  1. Many offered entirely subjective criteria
  2. These subjective criteria were linked to a quantitative measure (the final grade)
  3. Several contained categories, but not how to make a good grade
  4. Many contained seemingly arbitrary categories of assessment

This level of ambiguity would be hard on the students (even if it might approximate “real-world” conditions). In searching for a rubric capable of offering a greater degree of goal clarity, I finally found the following set of rubrics by the The Association of American Colleges and Universities.

It’s free, it’s adaptable to context and assignment, and it contains instructions for how to combine the different rubrics.