Assessment for Academics

Academic Staff Induction Programme 

WHAT STAFF NEED(S) WILL THE WORKSHOP MEET? 

I’m new to Northampton and I need to understand assessment policy and practice in the University of Northampton.

I need to know who to ask for help with assessment-related issues.

THROUGH THIS YOU WILL …

  • Review the University modular framework for assessment, the assessment and feedback policy, generic grade criteria and associated academic regulations
  • Check your understanding of the above and discuss with colleagues
  • Apply your understanding to scenarios you may face in practice
  • The workshop activities will also give you a basic working knowledge of a teaching approach called Team-Based Learning.

THIS WORKSHOP WILL DEVELOP SPECIFIC SKILLS ALIGNED WITH THE UKPSF:

MAIN AREA OF ACTIVITYA3 - This session will equip you to address common issues you may encounter when delivering and supporting assessment at the University of Northampton (A3).

KEY CORE KNOWLEDGE: K6 -  This session will provide you with an understanding of the University’s approach to assessment, drawing on the framework, policy and regulations governing this complex area (K6). 

PROFESSIONAL VALUES: V1 -  The session will enable staff to adapt processes where necessary, working within the regulatory framework, to support individual student needs (V1).

SUPPORTING HEA FELLOWSHIP: D1, D2, D3 depending on staff role in the provision

 

WORKSHOP PROVIDED BY

Dr Rachel Maxwell,  Alex Hardwick and Dawn Mains

MODE OF DELIVERY AND LENGTH

Pre-reading (90 minutes), face to face (90 minutes); Offered as part of the Academic Staff Induction Programme in a three hour session. 

WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM THIS WORKSHOP?    

All teaching staff new to the University

WHEN DOES THE WORKSHOP TAKE PLACE? 

Every other month, see the Staff Development site on NILE for dates.

To book a place on this workshop, please contact HR (sdbookings@northampton.ac.uk)