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Workshop: Using CATME for Peer Evaluation

  • Center for Teaching Excellence 129 Herring Hall (map)

Getting started using CATME Peer Evaluation to improve performance in team-based projects

Matthew Wettergreen, Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen

Team-based projects can be an impactful method to provide context and relevancy for educational topics. But, success metrics for these experiences can have less to do with technical mastery and more to do with soft skills of individual team members. Running these projects can be time-consuming without knowledge of how to improve outcomes or suggested grading schemas to motivate students to improve. CATME Peer Evaluation (catme.org) is a research-backed system that provides information about individual contributions of team members and their teaming experiences. This system can be useful for student feedback, grading purposes, or to identify coaching opportunities.

In this workshop you will learn about the CATME Peer Evaluation system and how to get started using it. Specifically, attendees will learn how to set up the system for team-based projects, how to read the results, how to coach students based on responses, and finally, some suggested grading guidelines for using CATME.

This lecture is open to all within the Rice community.

Matthew Wettergreen is a Lecturer at the OEDK and uses CATME for every design based class with team projects.