Developed by A. Follmer Greenhoot, D. Ward, D. Bernstein, M. M. Patterson, & K. Colyott
|Purpose||To provide a comprehensive, balanced review, documentation, and evaluation of teaching.|
|Focus||Teaching (Teaching practices, course content, student activities, class climate, achievement learning outcomes, teaching reflection, advising, mentoring, teaching scholarship.)|
|Level||Upper-level, Intermediate, Intro college|
Example rubric items from the Benchmarks rubric:
The developer website includes the following under General Guidance and Tools for Any Audience:
- The Evidence Matrix indicates sources of evidence that can inform each dimension of the framework.
- A Sample Portfolio of Instructor Materials gives a range of materials that could be used in a portfolio to inform the rubric.
And the following under Guidance and Tools for Departments, Evaluation/Review Committees, or Supervisors:
- Department Guide for Evaluating Teaching for Annual Review gives detailed guidance on how to use the Benchmarks framework.
- The Benchmarks Evaluation Form is a modifiable evaluation form that can be used alongside the rubric to document results from use of the rubric.
This is the lowest level of research validation, corresponding to at least one of the validation categories below.
Research Validation Summary
Based on Research Into:
- Relevant theory and/or data
- Iterative use of rubric
- Inter-rater reliability
- Expert review
- At multiple institutions
- By multiple research groups
- Peer-reviewed publication
The rubric is aligned with three sources of evidence; instructors, peers, and students, which have been identified as important aspects of teaching evaluation by experts. It has not undergone any other research validation.
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There are no typical scores available for the Benchmarks rubric.
The Benchmarks rubric was last updated in 2020.