The Faculty of Science and Engineering held an ‘Assessment Ideas’ session on 27 April, attended by over a dozen people from across the faculty. Attendees shared their practices and challenges…
Andrea Chareunsy, convenor of ECON381 (Current issues in Economics) and winner of the Faculty of Business and Economics Dean’s Awards for Curriculum Innovation joins us in Episode 3 of the 4 part series. Previous posts on Program Leadership: Lawrence Ang and Curriculum Innovation: Steve Erichsen can be found here too.
The grades vs. marks battle is a hot topic. Some unit convenors only release grades (e.g. Credit), as they find it challenging to assign a numeric mark (why 67, and not 68 for example?). Others opt for releasing marks. But what does the new Assessment policy require? Continue reading What should I release to students: grades or marks?
The new Assessment Policy and Schedules are now up on Policy Central (links below).
The new policy has been approved for implementation from Session 2 this year so it is critical that all staff are familiar with the requirements.
- Assessment Policy (effective Session 2 2016)
- Schedule 1 Grading Requirements
- Schedule 2 Unit Assessment Requirements
- Schedule 3 Higher Degree Research Assessment Requirements (under development)
- Schedule 4 Final Examination Requirements
- Schedule 5 Moderation Requirements
For a concise outline of the main changes to assessment, see Mitch Parsell’s post here.
Earlier this month, Academic Senate passed a new Assessment Policy. We asked Dr. Mitch Parsell, the Chair of Senate Learning and Teaching Committee about the reasons for the new Policy and the key changes academics should know about.
A new Assessment Policy has just been approved by the Academic Senate and will come into effect for Session 2. Associate Professor Michael Hitchens, FSE’s Associate Dean Quality and Standards, gives his answers to some real questions academics have asked about the policy.
The end of 2015 is approaching with the re-entry velocity of a returning Soyuz capsule (230 metres per second) and indeed, much to my surprise, it seems that the festive season is already in full swing.
Almost half of employers rate communication skills as their top hiring criteria, so it’s no wonder oral presentations often form part of student assessment. Help for students is at hand via a fantastic new guide produced by Macquarie University.