As we head into the final teaching week I’d like to echo the Dean’s big thanks for the commitment of everyone to supporting our students in the move to online learning this session. From DLT and DIT, our school and Faculty professional staff, partners at Study Centre, China and the Police Academy, to academics at the coal face it really has been a team effort. Don’t forget that all the help you need is available in one place. Head to the Transitioning On-Campus to Online Delivery site for advice on teaching online, the latest PVC updates, online options for your assessment tasks and planning for 202060 which should be well underway with Academic skills and the Library always ready to assist.
Speaking of 202060 now is the appropriate time to consider whether your major end of session assessment item needs to be a centrally managed, time-limited exam. DLT has prepared resources and examples that cover a range of viable alternatives so please review them and consult with your colleagues and Head of School before submitting your subject outline for QA. If after careful consideration you conclude that a centrally managed time-limited exam is required, then complete the relevant ‘final exam’ assessment item in the subject outline as you would for a ‘normal’ session. If we do need to again run end of session exams online, then advice about adjustments to the subject outline will be provided.
To let you get back to supporting your students I’ll run through other important information quickly.
- Following on from moving the 2020 L&T Symposium online, we recently made the decision to deliver the event over 3 consecutive mornings, which means that we’ll be kicking off at 9 am on a Wednesday (2 September) rather than the traditional Thursday lunchtime. You should have recently received updated ‘save the date’ calendar invites to reflect those changes. The keynote speakers for this year’s L&T Symposium have been announced. You can find out more about them and what they’ll be speaking on here. And don’t forget to get your Unsymposium posts in.
- Shortly you will receive calendar invites from me to training sessions on the new CRM which goes live on 22 June. There are designated sessions for specific roles such as Course Directors and Heads of School as well as more general sessions for all users. You can find the details and register for training on the project website.
- Just a reminder that this is the week to help the fight for academic integrity by completing the ELMO module. Thanks to those who have already sent me their feedback on the modules they’ve completed, there is certainly room for improvement, please keep it coming in.
- IVT, EASTIR and CDAP roll on. If you’re keen to find out what they’re about, give me any feedback or ask any questions, check my post from last month.