SLTC Projects and Opportunities
Review of the Assessment Policy
The review of the Assessment Policy is a critical piece of work for the Senate Learning and Teaching Committee this year – and we want staff and students across the University to be a part of it.
What happens during a review?
Every policy at the University is reviewed regularly, as per our Policy Framework Policy. The working group will
- gather information and consult with staff and students on current experience and utilisation of the Policy
- examine alignment with the current learning and teaching landscape, strategic frameworks and external obligations
- conduct benchmarking with other institutions and consider research on best practice.
The last time the Assessment Policy was reviewed, the updates included commitments to:
- 'standards-based' assessment (not scaling to a curve)
- receiving feedback prior to the census date
- publishing the final exam timetable four weeks prior to the exam period
How much time commitment is required?
We estimate that there will be 4-5 meetings needed for this working group between late March and July 2020. The meetings will likely last for two hours in order to allow for deliberation and to get most of the work done during the meetings.
This is a great chance to have your say on University policy. Students who participate in the working group will receive a letter of thanks from the Chair. Participation in a working group is also a valuable activity to put on your resume and can be a great activity to talk about during a job interview.
Who will support me?
The Corporate Secretariat and Governance Services office will provide organisational support for the working group. They send the agendas and keep all members informed of what you need to do and when.
How do I apply to join the working group?
We are seeking members to represent
- Faculty academic staff;
- professional staff
- students (undergraduate, postgraduate, domestic and international)
If this is you, please follow this link to submit your EOI - these will be accepted until COB Monday 9 March.
Are there any other ways to provide feedback?
We will also have opportunities later in Session 1 for all staff and students to provide feedback.
- Students keep an eye out for our advertisements on the Campus Facebook page, and through MacSync.
- Staff should keep an eye on the notices in ThisWeek; and on the learning and teaching blog Teche
You can also email email@example.com to register your interest and we will email you when updates are available.