I spend a lot of time creating rubrics, but I regularly encounter students who disagree with the content of a rubric after they’ve earned a grade that is lower than they expected. I’ve stumbled across a website that makes it easy to create checklists with which students can evaluate themselves: PBL checklists.
Yes, these checklists are for K-12 students, but the criteria still apply at the university level — for example, “The sequence of ideas is logical.”
If the checklist is for an activity requiring collaboration or presentation, I recommend creating both a first-person version (“I . . .”) and another version for other students (“The presenter . . .”) to compensate for the better-than-average effect.