There’s no doubt that 2020 has been sub-optimal on many fronts but in learning and teaching we’ve risen to the occasion. A big thanks from me for serving your students so effectively. I don’t want to keep you from a well earned break over Christmas so I’ll keep my final Sub Dean L&T update for 2020 brief:
- Great to see so many of you already engaging with scholarly activity by attending one of the recent sessions and /or setting a 2021 scholarly objective. More sessions and resources will be delivered next year but these DLT pages are more than enough to get you started.
- The Subject Delivery Guide is a list of recommended tasks that will guide you in the preparation, delivery, and organisation of assessment tasks in your subject and is updated for each of the main 30, 60, and 90 sessions, with the guide for 202130 now available.
- preliminary analysis of 202060 exams suggests that the better exam professional development sessions (and accompanying resources) had a positive impact with more normal grade distributions than 202030. Watch this space for more analysis.
- Speaking of exams in 202090, BJBS will be running subject online invigilated exams for the first time and DSA needs more invigilators. If you know of a current sessional or contract staff member who might be interested (cannot be a current student) then send them this EOI form
- some recent improvements to QUASAR, with more to come, should enhance its usefulness to both subject convenors and School Assessment Committee. Big congrats to Mike Kemp for receiving a recent Vice-Chancellors excellence award for his work on QUASAR.
All the best for Christmas and the New Year.