Project Title

Owning the Rubric: Student Engagement in Rubric Design, Use and Moderation

Lead Institution

Avondale College of Higher Education (Centre for the Advancement of the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning)

Collaborating Institutions

Charles Sturt University University of Technology, Sydney

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Grant Source information

Office for Learning and Teaching OLT Innovation & Development Grants

Avondale Research Centres

Centre for Advancement of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning



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Associated Research Publication

Morton, J., Northcote, M., Kilgour, P., & Jackson, W. (2021). Sharing the construction of assessment rubrics with students: A model for collaborative rubric construction. Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, 18(4), 9.

Joseph, S., Rickett, C., Northcote, M., & Christian, B. J. (2020). Who are you to judge my writing?: Student collaboration in the co-construction of assessment rubrics. New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, 17(1), 31-49. doi:10.1080/14790726.2019.1566368

Kilgour, P., Northcote, M., Williams, A., & Kilgour, A. (2020). A plan for the co-construction and collaborative use of rubrics for student learning. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 45(1), 140-153. doi:10.1080/02602938.2019.1614523

Rickett, C., Joseph, S., Northcote, M., Christian, B., & Seddon, J. (2019). Peripheries and praxis: The effect of rubric co-construction on student perceptions of their learning [Special issue 57]. Text: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses, 23(2), 1-16. Retrieved from

Williams, A., Northcote, M., Morton, J. & Seddon, J. (2017). Towards engaging students in curriculum transformation: What are the effective characteristics of rubrics? In R.G. Walker & S.B. Bedford (Eds.), Research and Development in Higher Education: Curriculum Transformation, 40 (pp. 423-433). Sydney, Australia, Retrieved from

Christian, B., Kilgour, P., Rickett, C., Jackson, W., Seddon, J., & Northcote, M. (2019, July). Owning the rubric: Facilitating rubric co-construction. Abstract presented at the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Conference, Auckland, New Zealand. Retrieved from