Grading Practices and Policies at the University of Toronto

Grading Practices Policy:

Faculty of Arts & Science, Rules and Regulations:

Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, Academic Regulations:

Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters:

Office of Student Academic Integrity (OSAI), Faculty of Arts & Science:

Faculty of Arts & Science Academic Integrity Handbook:

Academic Integrity and the Role of the TA:

Deterring Plagiarism – Some Strategies:

Accommodations for religious observances:

Policy on Scheduling of Classes and Examinations and Other Accommodations for Religious Observances:

Information on University of Toronto Service & Ancillary Fees:

Working with your Teaching Team

Six Key Areas for TA Training and Development

Course Instructor-Teaching Assistant Relationship: Developing and Managing and Effective Teaching Team

What Comes Before Marking?:

Responding to Student Papers Effectively and Efficiently:

Handling Common Student Complaints- Resources for TAs (re: grading):

Information on CUPE 3092 (Unit 1):

Resources for Instructors and Teaching Assistants:

Writing Resources:  (How Not to Plagiarize, Standard Documentation Formats, Using Quotations, Paraphrase & Summary)

Grading and Technology

Grade Center Overview:

Blackboard/Portal Instructor Guide:

Information on Turnitin:

Information on iClicker:


Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) – Q and A’s for Instructors:$!26A+for+Faculty.pdf

Additional Resources

Course Design Support from the University of Toronto Libraries (Link to PDF)

Using Grading Policies to Promote Learning by Maryellen Weimer, Faculty Focus

What Fitness Bands Can Teach Us about Classroom Assessment by Karen S. Buchanan, Faculty Focus

Walvoord, B.E. and Anderson, V.J. (2010). Effective Grading: A tool for learning and assessment, 2nd ed.  San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass

Wiggins, G. (1998). Educative Assessment: Designing assessments to inform and improve student performance. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Sample rubrics, including information on how to evaluate in-class participation (scroll down to bottom of page):