Interested in assessment? You should be:

“Assessment is a central feature of teaching and the curriculum. It powerfully frames how students learn and what students achieve. It is one of the most significant influences on students’ experience of higher education and all that they gain from it. The reason for an explicit focus on improving assessment practice is the huge impact it has on the quality of learning.” Boud, D. and Associates (2010).

On April 17th join us for the Festival of Assessment, a day of assessment fun jointly sponsored by the Academic Senate and the PVCs L&T and Programs and Pathways.

Highlights of the day include:

  • Gamification of Academic Integrity by UTS academic Dr Amanda White
  • Using needs analysis to guide assessment by our very own Dr Loy Lising
  • How assessment will feature in the CMS by Professor Sean Brawley
  • And far less interesting, but possibly important:
    A round table of possible changes to the Assessment Policy by Mitch Parsell

See below for the full program:

Time Topic Facilitator
10:00-10:15 Welcome Professor Dominique Parrish PVC Learning and Teaching
10:15-11:00 Pecha Kucha Showcase Multiple
11:15 Policy Round Table: How should we change the assessment policy?  Mitch Parsell Chair of Senate Learning and Teaching Committee
12:00 Can you teach academic integrity with a board game? A hands on engagement approach Dr Amanda White University of Technology Sydney
12:30 Using needs analysis to guide teaching and assessment Dr Loy Lising  Department of Linguistics
1:00 Lunch Break (Lunch is not provided)
2:00 iLearn Assessment and Feedback Showcase Multiple
2:30 Assessment in the CMS  Professor Sean Brawley PVC Programs and Pathways
3:00 Structuring Feedback Dr Olga Kozar Manager, Office Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching

If you cannot be on campus, live streaming and recording will be available to MQ staff on the day. Enrol in the iLearn unit before clicking through to the Echo360 link to watch.

Date: Wednesday 17th April

Time: 10am – 3pm

Venue: 16 University Avenue Room 1.602 (Hearing Hub)

Register to attend here…

Posted by Kylie Coaldrake

Learning and Teaching Development Coordinator, Office of PVC (Education)

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