Rating Scale for Assessing Students’ Critiques of Finance Case Presentations-Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation - Carnegie Mellon University

Instructor: Robert Dammon
Course:
45-901 Corporate Restructuring, Tepper School of Business
Assessment:
Rating Scale for Assessing Students’ Critiques of Finance Case Presentations

Purpose:

I require students to work in groups to analyze a set of finance cases and, because of time constraints, give an oral presentation on only one case. However, students were analyzing only the case that their group would present. I needed to motivate students to analyze all of the cases without requiring all groups to present all cases, which would require considerable class time and increase grading.

Implementation:

I constructed a six-item rating scale that focused on the quality of the analysis and critique of the case. Items were rated on a five-point scale with a section for written comments. After each group presentation, I randomly select another group to offer their own analysis and critique of the case. I use this rating scale and complete the written comments to evaluate the second group’s analysis and critique.

Results:

This assignment has been effective in motivating students to read and prepare all finance cases, not just the case that they will present.

Comments:

I have used this rating scale for several years, and the rating scale is a standard course component.

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