Jennifer Ziebarth sent this email to the faculty list today:
From: Jennifer Ziebarth
Subject: [Faculty] Peer Review writing tool -- workshop proposal
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 15:07:40 -0500
We are getting ready to put forth a proposal to CPC for a General Education workshop focused on a tool we think can be a very useful part of integrating writing into courses across the curriculum. It may be of particular interest to those whose courses are including more writing than they have in the past.
CPR (Calibrated Peer Review) is a web-based tool designed by chemists at UCLA, with funding from the NSF and HHMI. It's grounded in good educational and writing theory. It allows students to review their peers' writing, assisted by guiding questions and "calibrated" by samples provided by the instructor.
CPR is a part of the regular summer workshop series offered by the NSF through the Chautauqua program, and Janet has attended such a workshop. At Earlham, Janet has used it successfully in Chemistry in Societal Context, and Jennifer is preparing to use it in Elementary Statistics.
More information about CPR can be found at their web page:
If you would like more information about being part of the proposal we send to CPC, please drop any of us a line. We envision a week-long workshop, spent partly learning how to use CPR and partly devising and discussing our own CPR assignments.