Grading Practices and Policies at the University of Toronto

Grading Practices Policy: http://www.governingcouncil.utoronto.ca/policies/uniassgpp.htm

Faculty of Arts & Science, Rules and Regulations: http://www.artsandscience.utoronto.ca/ofr/calendar/Rules_&_Regulations.html

Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, Academic Regulations: https://portal.engineering.utoronto.ca/sites/calendars/current/Academic_Regulations.html

Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters: http://www.governingcouncil.utoronto.ca/policies/behaveac.htm

Office of Student Academic Integrity (OSAI), Faculty of Arts & Science: http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/osai

Faculty of Arts & Science Academic Integrity Handbook: http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/faculty-staff/teacher-info/academic-handbook-for-instructors

Academic Integrity and the Role of the TA: http://tatp.utoronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/Academic-Integrity-and-the-Role-of-a-TA-2011.pdf

Deterring Plagiarism – Some Strategies: http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/faculty/deterring-plagiarism

Accommodations for religious observances: http://www.viceprovoststudents.utoronto.ca/publicationsandpolicies/guidelines/religiousobservances.htm

Policy on Scheduling of Classes and Examinations and Other Accommodations for Religious Observances:  http://www.governingcouncil.utoronto.ca/policies/religious.htm

Information on University of Toronto Service & Ancillary Fees: http://www.viceprovoststudents.utoronto.ca/publicationsandpolicies/guidelines/incidental-fees/questions-services-fees.htm

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?: http://tatp.utoronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/Before-You-Mark.pdf

Responding to Student Papers Effectively and Efficiently: http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/faculty/responding-and-evaluating

Handling Common Student Complaints- Resources for TAs (re: grading): http://tatp.utoronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/Handling-Common-Complaints.pdf

Information on CUPE 3092 (Unit 1): http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/current-staff/unionized/cupe-local-3902-unit-1.htm

Resources for Instructors and Teaching Assistants: http://tatp.utoronto.ca

Writing Resources: http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/advice/using-sources  (How Not to Plagiarize, Standard Documentation Formats, Using Quotations, Paraphrase & Summary)

Grading and Technology

Grade Center Overview: http://portalinfo.utoronto.ca/content/grade-center-overview

Blackboard/Portal Instructor Guide: http://portalinfo.utoronto.ca/content/blackboard-overview

Information on Turnitin: http://teaching.utoronto.ca/ed-tech/teaching-technology/turnitin/

Information on iClicker: http://teaching.utoronto.ca/ed-tech/teaching-technology/iclickers/

Privacy

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) – Q and A’s for Instructors: http://www.provost.utoronto.ca/Assets/Provost+Digital+Assets/Provost/Provost+Digital+Assets/Provost/fippa+Q$!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
http://go.utlib.ca/cat/6999731

Wiggins, G. (1998). Educative Assessment: Designing assessments to inform and improve student performance. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. http://go.utlib.ca/cat/1524438

Sample rubrics, including information on how to evaluate in-class participation (scroll down to bottom of page): http://teaching.utoronto.ca/teaching-support/strategies/lct/assessment/