Sydney Teaching Colloquium

Monday 29 - Tuesday 30 September

MacLaurin Hall & Main Quadrangle

It is now well understood that assessment in universities performs at least three functions: to develop student learning, to measure student achievement, and to inform university teachers’ judgments about the quality of teaching and curriculum. While these purposes often sit uneasily next to each other, it is clear that the contemporary focus on standards is putting assessment tasks, practices and processes under the spotlight. What are the assessment standards we need to pay attention to, where have they come from, and how helpful are they to both academics and students?

In asking ‘Is our assessment up to standard?’ the fourth Sydney Teaching Colloquium (STC) invites the university community to consider how assessment standards can be harnessed for learning. The Colloquium is an opportunity to discuss how assessment standards can address practical challenges in teaching and curriculum, for example, assessment design, marking and feedback, and questions about over-assessment. It is an occasion to ask whether our approach to assessment at unit, program and course levels is supporting an engaged enquiry learning experience for students.

This year, in response to feedback from past Colloquia and in addition to invited presentations, we are seeking proposals from the university community.

Read the information about   how you can submit a proposal.

All proposals are due by 11.30pm, Friday 25 July.

We look forward to seeing you at the Colloquium!

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