Teaching Effectiveness

Rubrics for Teaching

The University Teaching Council has developed a number of rubrics to help you gather evidence of teaching effectiveness from your students, yourself, and other professionals as called for by policy.

The following rubrics are for use by NMSU educators:

Samples of Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness

This document provides examples of documenting teaching effectiveness with four forms of evidence. There are examples from several different instructors from several different disciplines.

Writing Across the Curriculum Materials

Beginning Fall 2013, as part of institutional preparation for reaffirmation of accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) NMSU will be launching our three-year Open Pathways Quality Initiative project that focuses on investigating student writing across the curriculum.

Therefore, the University Teaching Council has worked to create some materials to make your teaching of writing across the curriculum easier and more effective.

These materials include questions to ask yourself before you give out a new assignment, types of ungraded and informal writing assignments, managing your workload when assigning writing, and a sample writing rubric:


Documents marked with the lock icon are password protected. Access to these rubrics is restricted to NMSU educators. When you click to download one of these rubrics, you will be prompted for your NMSU username and password.

These rubrics are provided in PDF format. You will need to have PDF reader software installed to download and print the PDF format. You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader DC free from Adobe.

For other uses, please contact Michelle Jackson at the Teaching Academy at 575.646.1788 or mmj@nmsu.edu.