e-Classroom Business in Practice Discussion Grading Rubric
BA 101 – Introduction to Business
Southwestern Oregon Community College



Business in Practice discussion participation is evaluated on a scale of 0 – 40 based on a combination of the factors in this table.

Points
Quality
Frequency
Timing
40
Very well developed, introduces new ideas. Ties personal experience to concepts being studied. Avoids repeating others’ points of view. Shows strong evidence of understanding and applying course material.
Interacts on at least three occasions per week with instructor and/or classmates with at least three posts/forum per occasion.
The first post of the week occurs within the first 3 days of the class week.
35
Well developed, introduces some new ideas. Applies course material.
Interacts on at least two
occasions per week with
instructor/classmates with at least three posts/forum per occasion.
The first post of the week occurs within the first 4 days of the class week.
30
Developed ideas, limited application of course material.
Interacts on at least one
occasion per week with
instructor/classmates, with at least two posts per forum per occasion.
The first post of the week occurs within the first 5 days of the class.
15
Poorly developed ideas, no
substantive addition to
discussion
Interacts on at least one
occasion per week with
instructor/classmates, with at least one post per forum.
The first post of the week occurs within the first 6 days of the class week.
0
No participation. Counted as
an absence and requires make up assignment.
No participation. Counted as an absence and requires make up assignment.
No participation. Counted as an absence and requires make up assignment.

Adapted From: The online grading rubric developed by Dr. Drick Boyd at Eastern University (Boyd, n.d.); retrieved April 7, 2011, from: http://www.eastern.edu/academic/ccgps/vcst/pdf/DiscussionGradingRubric.pdf

What is the purpose of discussion?
1. Review of key concepts covered in reading and written assignments
a. Eliciting comments as to ideas covered in reading
b. Seeking personal reaction to concepts and ideas covered in reading
2. Application of concepts to specific situations
a. Examples from personal/work life
b. Case Studies
c. Role plays
d. Individual assignments to be shared later
3. Critical Reflection on key concepts
a. Integrating concepts with experience
b. Feedback on student presentations
c. Synthesis or analysis of concepts with each other
4. Building Group cohesion
a. Personal sharing of experiences
b. Providing support to other members of the group