Assessment & Feedback Working Group
The Student Experience Enhancement Group (SEEG) takes strategic steps to evaluate the quality of the student experience of learning and teaching, support services, the learning environment and student facilities. It also celebrates staff and students who make an outstanding impact on the student experience through the three University award schemes that it manages. The Group reports to the Academic Policy Committee.
Winter Conference 2011 – On-line and Electronic Assessment and Feedback: Warts and All.
The workshop addressed major pinch points in the flow of marking and feedback for many departments: the handling of paper copies of assignments to and from markers, the recording of marks and the redistribution of scripts to students.
Electronic submission, marking and return of work offer the promise of helping speed up the processes. However, new methods may also bring new issues and problems for markers, and administrators:
- Will all marking have to be done on-screen?
- Will changes in practice affect the marking and feedback practice of markers, and if so in what ways?
- Will the administrative and technical systems of the University talk to each other, and if not what impediments will this bring?
The workshop adopted a ‘warts and all’ format and home-grown expertise to explore the issues, looking seriously at both the benefits and problems occasioned by electronic marking and feedback.
Winter Conference 2010 – Using Peer and Self Assessment.
The focus of the day was how useful it will be for students to engage in assessing their own work and the work of their colleagues; what the advantages are for Departments and students; and how such assessment techniques can be implemented practically and without adding layers of work for both staff and students.
Wanting to know more about assessment and feedback to support student learning? You may find the following websites useful.
Re-engineering Assessment Practices in Higher Education - Drawing on research and practice, this website provides resources for teachers and senior managers in higher education wishing to redesign assessment and feedback based on a self-regulation model.
Assessment Futures supports academics to equip their students for the learning and assessing they will need to do during and after completing their course and the challenges they will face after graduation.
Assessing Learning in Australian Universities – Ideas, Strategies and resources for quality in student assessment