Assessment inevitably shapes learning processes. What students learn and how they learn should reflect closely the purposes and aims of the course of study. Teaching practices should be designed to engage, challenge and transform students throughout their courses. Assessment drives and focuses student learning and, as such, is a critical component of the learning experience and the way teaching activities are designed for a unit of work.
The University Policy on Assessment sets out the principles that govern the approach and management of formal assessment for coursework students within the University.
The policy comprises the following parts:
Part 1: University Standards for Assessment
Part 2: Governance of Assessment Standards
Part 3: Academic Provisions for Coursework Units
Part 4: Examinations
Part 5: Grading System
See the index for a quick search on specific sections or clauses of the policy. Procedures are embedded within the policy.
In 2018 the University's Education Committee established a Working Party convened by the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education), Professor Peter J. Dean, to review the University Policy on Assessment and assessment practices at UWA with a view to aligning them with the requirements of TEQSA's Higher Education Standards Framework (see Terms of Reference).
To this end, the Working Party has developed the following:
The following stakeholder consultations have been scheduled:
|Consultation||Date, Time & Venue|
|Academic and Professional staff consultation||Monday 16 July (9am-10am), EDFAA Library Teaching Room|
|Academic and Professional staff consultation||Monday 16 July (11am-12pm), J Robin Warren Library Seminar Room|
|Academic and Professional staff consultation||Wednesday 18 July (9am-10am), Arts Lecture Room 9|
|Academic and Professional staff consultation||Wednesday 18 July (11am-12pm), Billings Room|
|Academic and Professional staff consultation||Wednesday 18 July (2:30pm-3:30pm), Barry J Marshall Library Jean Kahan Meeting Room|
|Academic Board consultation||Thursday 2 August (1pm-2:30pm), Gentilli Lecture Theatre|
|Student Matters and Procedures Group (Professional Staff)||Monday 30 July (11am-12:30pm), Senate Room|