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Not Just Filling In Boxes: Designing a Better Rubric

A Virtual Workshop

Presented by:

Dr. Sheri Popp

Weave Knowledge Center Expert

Date: Tuesday, November 7th

Time: 2-4pm ET/11am-12pm PT

Enrollment Information:

To maximize interactions, seating is limited to 15 participants.


  • $225
  • $175: Weave Members
  • Bundle Pricing! Save an additional $20 off two or $75 off three.

Who Should Attend?

  • Faculty
  • Faculty Developers
  • Assessment Leaders


  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


Developing a rubric seems simple until you sit down to do it. Then come the questions. What do I really want to know about my students’ performance? How do I articulate it? What do I put in all those little boxes? Is my rubric ‘good’? I’ve worked with faculty who have described building rubrics as tedious and others who describe it as fun. I’ve never heard anyone say it’s easy though. Join me for some practical tips and a chance to practice and ask questions as you learn to develop rubrics that will benefit faculty and students alike.

Participant Outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

  • Articulate how rubrics support teaching and learning 
  • Describe five characteristics of effective rubrics
  • Use two different methods to design rubrics
  • Evaluate the quality of rubrics

About the Instructor:

Dr. Sheri Popp

Senior Director, Professional Development


Dr. Sheri Popp is the Senior Director of Professional Development and Accreditor Strategy at Weave. She has over twenty years’ experience as an educator, beginning with 14 years as a k-12 teacher, and 8 years serving as an Associate Dean for Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness at a small private college, where she was the founding director of the Secondary Education Program. In her time there she assisted with multiple institutional accreditation self-studies with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), and programmatic accreditation with the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners. She formerly served as a peer reviewer and site visitor for ABHE. She holds an EdS in Educational Administration and EdD in Higher Education Leadership, both from Missouri Baptist University. In her years working at Weave Education she has assisted hundreds of institutions in developing high-quality and sustainable institutional effectiveness practices.