The ASA Section on Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences (TSHS) is excited to present our Summer 2021 webinar. Our speaker will be Dr. Michael D. Swartz of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, presenting ideas for building rubrics and flipping classrooms.

The webinar is FREE and open to all. Details and registration information are below.

TITLE: "Rubrics and flipped classrooms: What are they and how do they work in biostatistics classes?"

PRESENTER: Michael D. Swartz, PhD – Department of Biostatistics and Data Science at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

DATE/TIME: Friday June 11, 2021, @ 2pm EST

VENUE: Online webinar hosted using the Zoom platform

ABSTRACT: The idea of developing a rubric for assessments or flipping lectures in an Applied Biostatistics (or even Applied Statistics) classroom can be overwhelming, but it does not have to be. I will lead a discussion introducing several ideas for building a rubric for statistics assignments and exams, and flipping parts of a lecture to combine traditional lecture with interactive components to fully engage students to enhance their learning in the classroom or live synchronous sessions (like teaching through Webex or Zoom) using polling software like PollEverywhere. The polling software strategy I introduce will also provide instructors real-time feedback regarding students’ current comprehension of the material. One of the techniques can also be modified to increase engagement for an online only format (pre-recorded lectures). Attendees who consider themselves beginners with respect to rubrics or flipped classrooms as well as those who consider themselves more experienced are welcome to this webinar.

REGISTRATION: To register, please complete the form here:

The webinar link will be sent to you in a confirmation email after registering, and a link to the webinar recording will be sent to you about a week after the session.



Heather J. Hoffman, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

Milken Institute School of Public Health

The George Washington University

800 22nd Street, NW (7th Floor)

Washington, DC 20052

Phone: (202) 994-8587

Fax: (202) 912-8475