Associate Director

Kiruthika RAGUPATHI is Associate Director, and has been with CDTL since 1997. She co-leads professional development programmes and oversees the centralised teaching quality instruments at NUS—student feedback and peer review. Her research work focuses on assessment, student living-learning experiences, academic development, and technology-enhanced learning.


Member, SOTL Asia

Selected Publications and Conference Presentations


McMorran, C., & Ragupathi, K. (2020) The promise and pitfalls of gradeless learning: responses to an alternative approach to grading, Journal of Further and Higher Education, Online first, June 2019, DOI: 10.1080/0309877X.2019.1619073

Ragupathi, K., & Lee, A. M. (2020). Beyond Fairness and Consistency in Grading: The Role of Rubrics in Higher Education. In Higher Education, Diversity, and Inclusive Pedagogy in Asia, N. W. Gleason and C. S. Sanger (Eds.), Palgrave Macmillan: Singapore, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-15-1628-3_3, (Book Chapter) 

McMorran, C., Ragupathi, K., & Luo, S. (2017). Assessment and learning without grades? Motivations and concerns with implementing gradeless learning in higher education, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 42(3), 361-377, DOI: 10.1080/02602938.2015.1114584

Ragupathi, K., & Hubball, H. (2015). Scholarly approaches to learning technology integration in a research-intensive university context: Impact of a new faculty initiative, Transformative Dialogues, 8(1), 1-16.

Pan, D., Ragupathi, K., & Ip, Y. K. (2012). Effects of a professional development programme on the development of teaching styles. Journal of the NUS Teaching Academy, 2(4), 170-191.

Ragupathi, K., & Lakshminarayanan S. (2012). Facilitating 21st century skills in engineering students. The Journal of Engineering Education, 26(1), 1-11.

Pan, D., Tan, G. S. H., Ragupathi, K., Booluck, K., Roop, R., & Ip, Y. K. (2009). Profiling teacher/teaching using descriptors derived from qualitative feedback: Formative and summative applications. Research in Higher Education, 50, 73–100.

Conference Presentations

Lee, A. M., & Ragupathi, K. (2019). Beliefs into action: The transformative effect of living-learning experiences, Residential Learning Communities as a High-Impact Practice Conference, Elon University, USA, June 16-17.

Ragupathi, K., & Lee, A. M. (2019). Investigating the effects of living-learning experiences on students’ academic and social engagement, RAISE 2019 Conference , Newcastle University, September 4-6.

Ragupathi, K., Geertsema, J., & Lee, A. M. (2018). Supporting systematic interpretation of and engagement with student evaluations of teaching (Poster Presentation), ISSOTL 2018, Bergen, Norway, 24-27 October.

Ragupathi, K., Muthu Kumar, C., Kan, M-Y, & Tan, B. C. Y. (2017). Investigating student learning in online discussion forums through a transactivity framework, ISSOTL 2017, Calgary, Canada, 11-14 October.

Ragupathi, K., & Geertsema, J. (2017). Using student feedback to enhance teaching practices and policies. The 2nd EuroSoTL conference,Lund, Sweden, June 8-9.

Ragupathi, K., & McMorran, C. (2016). Freedom and control in a gradeless learning environment, SRHE International Annual Research Conference 2016, New Port, United Kingdom, 7-9 December.

Muthu Kumar, C., Kan, M-Y., Tan, B. C. Y., & Ragupathi, K. (2015). Towards feasible instructor intervention in MOOC discussion forums, International Conference on Information Systems 2015 (ICIS 2015), Fort Worth, Texas from 13-16 December.

Ragupathi, K., Lakshminarayanan S., Liew, S. D., & Geertsema, J. (2015). Preparing future faculty through responsive postgraduate training programmes. Presented at the international conference on eLearning Forum Asia 2015 (eLFA2015), Singapore.

Muthu Kumar, C., Kan, M-Y., Tan, B. C. Y., & Ragupathi, K. (2015). Learning instructor intervention from MOOC forums: Early results and issues. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Data Mining (EDM '15), Madrid, Spain.

Ragupathi K., Lakshminarayanan S., & Soong S. K. (2013). Curriculum innovation: An inter-institutional, technology-enabled, faculty-level collaborative model. Poster presentation at International Enhancement Themes Conference, Glasgow, United Kingdom, June 2013.

Ragupathi K. (2012). Building a community of practice through “Technology In Pedagogy” series, Presented at the International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN12), Barcelona, Spain, July 2012.

Ragupathi, K. (2012). Enhancing teaching and learning through mid-semester student feedback, Presented at the International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN12), Barcelona, Spain, July 2012.

Pan, D., & Ragupathi, K. (2010). Optimizing the use of student feedback for effective learning. Presented at the International Conference on Learning & Teaching, Singapore, June 2010.

Chng H. H., & Ragupathi, K. (2010). Meeting the staff development and technology challenges at NUS. Presented at the Educating Pharmacists (Asia) Symposium (Invited paper), Singapore, April 2010

Ragupathi K., & Booluck, K. M. (2007). Assessing the Impact of technology on teaching and learning: Faculty and student perspectives. Presented at the Distance Learning And The Internet Conference (APRU DLI 2007), Bangkok, Thailand, December 2007.