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Redesigning Course Assessment – A Program Leader’s Guide

July 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Wednesday, July 5
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Meeting Room 248, MGSM Conference Centre
99 Talavera Road,
Macquarie University, NSW 2109 Australia
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Laptop, or however you prefer to take notes
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Chris Rust
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Sponsored by Australian Business Deans Council Learning and Teaching Network

We are fortunate to have Chris Rust, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education, Oxford Brookes University visiting Macquarie University to provide a free interactive workshop on Wednesday 5 July 2017 as follows:

Professor Chris Rust will present Redesigning Course Assessment – A Program Leader’s Guide


This interactive workshop (based on a chapter in a forthcoming book) is intended for any program or course leader, or Head of School/Department, who seriously wants to improve their assessment practice. Supported by current research, the workshop will argue the need to reduce but improve summative assessment, regarding in particular the assessment of program outcomes and integrated learning, while increasing opportunities for formative assessment, the development of the students’ assessment literacy, and effective engagement with feedback – and provide practical examples of how this can and has been done.

To RSVP please email: denise.gillard@mq.ed.au 

Chris Rust – http://oxfordbrookes.academia.edu/ChrisRust

Retired Emeritus Professor

Oxford Brookes University

Chris Rust is Emeritus Professor of Higher Education at Oxford Brookes where he worked for over 25 years.  He was Head of the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development, and Deputy Director of the Human Resource Directorate from 2001-2011.  Between 2005-10 he was also Deputy Director for two Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning – ASKe (Assessment Standards Knowledge Exchange) and the Reinvention Centre for undergraduate research (led by Warwick University). For his last three years, he was Associate Dean (Academic Policy)

He has researched and published on a range of issues including:

  • the experiences of new teachers in HE
  • the positive effects of supplemental instruction
  • the effectiveness of workshops as a method of staff development.
  • ways of diversifying assessment
  • improving student performance through engagement in the assessment process
  • the role & effectiveness of external examiners

He has been a Fellow of the RSA, a Senior Fellow of SEDA (Staff and Educational Development Association) and was one of the first fourteen Senior Fellows of the UK Higher Education Academy.

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