Deakin assessment policies
To be an effective marker, you need to be aware of University policies relating to assessment, and understand particularly those aspects that apply to your role as an assessor of students' work.
The following activity is designed to help you:
- Become familiar with assessment policies on The Guide, (Deakin's online repository for University policies on all matters relating to University business including teaching and learning).
- Learn how to quickly locate policies of relevance to your work.
- Go to the Deakin University Home Page and click on 'University Policies' (the last item on the information menu). This takes you to 'The Guide' where you will find a very long list of policies.
- Click Staff
- Click Policies, Procedures and Rules
- Then click on Academic Matters (in the table). As you will see, the policies are searchable via the alphabetic index.
- Locate the following:
ASSESSMENT (HIGHER EDUCATION) - OPERATIONAL POLICY
ASSESSMENT (HIGHER EDUCATION) - PROCEDURE
- In the Operational Policy, there is a link to:
REGULATION 5.5.1 - ASSESSMENT AND ACADEMIC PROGRESS - HIGHER EDUCATION AWARDS OTHER THAN HIGHER DEGREES BY RESEARCH
ANONYMOUS MARKING IN EXAMINATIONS - OPERATIONAL POLICY
ANONYMOUS MARKING IN EXAMINATIONS - PROCEDURE
- Carefully read and ensure you understand what each policy contains. You can do this online or print the policies and work offline. We know policies can sometimes be lengthy and tedious, but Deakin's assessment policies are succinctly written and quite easy to read.
- Compare the assessment principles articulated in the Deakin policy entitled 'Assessment (Higher Education) - Procedure with the core principles' presented on the CSHE website.