Oral Rubric

Communication VALUE Rubric

Oral communication is a prepared, purposeful presentation designed to increase knowledge, to foster understanding, or to promote change in the listeners' attitudes, values, beliefs, or behaviors.

 

Capstone

4

Milestones

3

Milestones

2

Benchmark

1

Organization

Organizational pattern (specific introduction and conclusion, sequenced material within the body, and transitions) is clearly and consistently observable and is skillful and makes the content of the presentation cohesive

Organizational pattern (specific introduction and conclusion, sequenced material within the body, and transitions) is clearly and consistently observable within the presentation.

Organizational pattern (specific introduction and conclusion, sequenced material within the body, and transitions) is occasionally observable within the presentation.

Organizational pattern (specific introduction and conclusion, sequenced material within the body, and transitions) is not observable within the presentation.

Language/Grammar

Language choices are imaginative, memorable, and compelling and enhance the effectiveness of the presentation.  Language in presentation is appropriate to audience.

Language choices are thoughtful and generally support the effectiveness of the presentation.  Language in presentation is appropriate to audience.

Language choices are mundane and commonplace and partially support the effectiveness of the presentation.  Language in presentation is appropriate to audience.

Language choices are unclear and minimally support the effectiveness of the presentation.  Language in presentation is not appropriate to audience.

Delivery

Delivery techniques (posture, gestures, eye contact, and vocal expressiveness) make the presentation compelling, filler words avoided, and speaker appears polished and confident.

Delivery techniques (posture, gestures, eye contact, and vocal expressiveness) make the presentation interesting, filler words generally avoided, and speaker appears comfortable.

Delivery techniques (posture, gestures, eye contact, and vocal expressiveness) make the presentation understandable, filler words often used, and speaker appears tentative.

Delivery techniques (posture, gestures, eye contact, and vocal expressiveness) detract from the understandability of the presentation, filler words used excessively, and speaker appears uncomfortable.

Supporting Material/

Visuals

A variety of types of supporting materials (explanations, examples, illustrations, statistics, analogies, quotations from relevant authorities) make appropriate reference to information or analysis that significantly supports the presentation or establishes the presenter's credibility/authority on the topic.  Visual aids used (presentation software, whiteboard, models, etc.) are appropriate.

Supporting materials (explanations, examples, illustrations, statistics, analogies, quotations from relevant authorities) make appropriate reference to information or analysis that generally supports the presentation or establishes the presenter's credibility/ authority on the topic.  Visual aids used (presentation software, whiteboard, models, etc.) are somewhat appropriate.

Supporting materials (explanations, examples, illustrations, statistics, analogies, quotations from relevant authorities) make appropriate reference to information or analysis that partially supports the presentation or establishes the presenter's credibility/ authority on the topic.  Visual aids used (presentation software, whiteboard, models, etc.) are inappropriate.

Insufficient supporting materials (explanations, examples, illustrations, statistics, analogies, quotations from relevant authorities) make appropriate reference to information or analysis that minimally supports the presentation or establishes the presenter's credibility/ authority on the topic.  No visual aids used (presentation software, whiteboard, models, etc.)

Central Message

Central message is compelling (precisely stated, appropriately repeated, memorable, and strongly supported).

Central message is clear and consistent with the supporting material.

Central message is basically understandable but is not often repeated and is not memorable.

Central message can be deduced but is not explicitly stated in the presentation.

New Written Communication VALUE Rubric

Definition

Written communication is the development and expression of ideas in writing.  Written communication involves learning to work in many disciplines.  It can involve working with many different writing techniques, and mixing texts, data, and images.  Written communication abilities develop through varied experiences across the curriculum.

The use of "genre" will not be understandable to most students since that is not the terms used in the class.  "Surface conventions" and other uses of "conventions" is also not a common term.  Students are used to the terms "rules."

MBA Written Communication VALUE Rubric

Written communication is the development and expression of ideas in writing. Written communication involves learning to work in varied contexts. It can involve working with many different writing technologies, and mixing texts, data, and images. Written communication abilities develop through varied experiences across the curriculum.

 

Capstone

4

Milestones

3

Milestones

2

Benchmark

1

Purpose and Audience

Demonstrates a thorough understanding of context, audience, and purpose that is responsive to the assigned task(s) and focuses all elements of the work.

Demonstrates adequate consideration of context, audience, and purpose, showing a clear focus on the assigned task(s) (e.g., the task aligns with audience, purpose, and context).

Demonstrates awareness of context, audience, purpose, and a beginning awareness of audience's perceptions and assumptions.

Demonstrates minimal attention to context, audience, purpose, and  expectation of only the professor or self as the audience.

Content Development

Uses appropriate, relevant, and compelling content to illustrate mastery of the subject, conveying the writer's understanding, and shaping the whole work.

Uses appropriate, relevant, and compelling content to explore ideas within the context of the discipline and shape the whole work.

Uses appropriate and relevant content to develop and explore ideas through most of the work.

Uses appropriate and relevant content to develop simple ideas in some parts of the work.

Organization/ Format

Demonstrates detailed attention to and successful execution of the specific discipline and/or writing task including organization, content, presentation, formatting, and stylistic choices.

Demonstrates consistent use of important elements of specific discipline and/or writing task including organization, content, presentation, and stylistic choices.

Follows expectations appropriate to a specific discipline and/or writing task for basic organization, content, and presentation.

Attempts to use a consistent system for basic organization and presentation.

Sources and Evidence

Demonstrates skillful use of high quality, credible, relevant sources to develop ideas that are appropriate for the discipline.

Demonstrates consistent use of  credible, relevant sources to support ideas that are situated within the discipline,

Demonstrates an attempt to use credible and/or relevant sources to support ideas that are appropriate for the discipline

Demonstrates an attempt to use sources to support ideas in the writing.

Language

Punctuation /Grammar

Uses compelling language that skillfully communicates meaning to readers with clarity and fluency and is virtually error free in grammar and punctuation.

Uses straightforward language that conveys meaning to readers.  The language in the writing has few errors in punctuation and grammar.

Uses language that generally conveys meaning to readers with clarity, although writing may include some errors in punctuation and grammar.

Uses language that sometimes impedes meaning because of errors in usage, punctuation, and grammar.