Faculty of Business and Law

Read examples of how teaching teams have acted on eVALUate results and suggestions for improvement in units.

MAA103 Accounting for Decision Making

In previous trimesters of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • Good lecture examples made the content easy to learn and follow

The following aspects of the unit have been introduced, enhanced or retained in response to feedback from students who have undertaken this unit in previous trimesters:

  • The content, number of topics and order of topics have been revised
  • Focused more on problem solving
  • Additional resources, such as videos, are now used for the topic concepts
  • Weekly non-assessable quizzes are made available for each topic to help revise concepts.

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MAA261 Financial Accounting

In response to student feedback the unit team has made a number of major changes to the unit in order to enhance the experience. As a result the assessment has been altered and updated. The hurdle requirement asking students to submit a report on debits and credits has now been removed and as a result reducing the workload. In its place a new hurdle requirement has been developed that requires students to submit all assessments. This will ensure that the GLO's for the unit are being assessed. The topics have been updated with some parts removed to allow students to spend more time on the important concepts.

Many students undertaking this unit have already studied accounting elsewhere and indicated they wanted to expand their existing knowledge, not just revise it. As a result of this, the textbook will include examples of GST which was not previously included. All the content regarding GST will now be in one place. The unit will also examine two new topics that will expand students' technical accounting knowledge. These topics include revenue recognition, which considers the new accounting standard, AASB 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers , and revaluation and impairment of non-current assets. Students will also have the opportunity to complete formative assessments each week that they may submit into a dropbox on the MAA261 Cloud site.

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MAE101 Economic Principles

The following aspects of the unit have been introduced, enhanced or retained in response to feedback from students who have undertaken this unit in previous trimesters:

  • Many topics have been rewritten
  • Classes have an increased focus on core topics followed by topical applications
  • Trialling two one-hour classes in Waterfront (rather than one two-hour class) in 2018
  • Written assignment broken up into two components for 2018: the first component due earlier in the trimester for earlier feedback on mastery of basic tools. Written feedback is provided to all students, along with worked solutions; and face to face feedback is offered to students who require further explanation
  • The Aplia on-line weekly problem sets have been modified and consolidated again over the last year; student feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with many comments about their value for reinforcing learning and encouraging students to stay up to date
  • Live streaming of classes was introduced in 2017
  • One of the weekly seminars is recorded each week and made available to Cloud Students via Echo
  • Cloud students will again be offered online workshops via Blackboard Collaborate.

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MIS171 Business Analytics

The following aspects of the unit have been introduced, enhanced or retained in response to feedback from students who have undertaken this unit in previous trimesters:

  • The unit has been redeveloped with a strong business focus
  • Increased the length of weekly lab classes (tutorials) throughout the trimester
  • Record lecture classes for release on Cloud Deakin
  • Present after hours weekly 'live' on-line seminar sessions for our cloud (online) students
  • Live stream on campus lectures
  • Presentation of 'support' seminars at crucial times throughout the term.

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MLC301 Principles of Income Law Tax

The following aspects of the unit have been introduced, enhanced or retained in response to feedback from students who have undertaken this unit in previous trimesters:

  • Changes to the format of assessment to give early feedback on progress and additional practice at answering the problem type questions in preparation for the next assessment.
  • Continued Echo recordings of lectures to provide additional support for all students.
  • Updated comprehensive set of self-review multiple choice questions which are available on-line and will assist with providing instant feedback on progress.

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MLC710 Sport and the Law

The following aspects of the unit have been introduced, enhanced or retained in response to feedback from students who have undertaken this unit in previous trimesters:

  • Much more recognition of the needs of Cloud (online) students
  • Recording of all classes to ensure that both Cloud (online) students and Campus students that may have occasional work, sickness or other difficulties preventing attendance are not disadvantaged
  • Addressing more specifically the needs of non-law students by placing more emphasis on the historical and sociological context in which various legal issues with an impact on sport and leisure have arisen and to incorporate more global perspectives into the subject and its component assignments. The five topic themes we study are in plain English to minimise the use of off-putting legal jargon
  • Adopting a comprehensive and contemporary textbook and writing a new study guide to accompany it. Reduction of the number of topics and making the final topic broader and less ‘lawyerly’ to better suit the needs of sports managers
  • Weekly unit newsletters on CloudDeakin will also be used to provide a one location guide to students to overcome some of the complexities students commonly encounter in navigating the dense CloudDeakin hinterland.

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MLL410 Intellectual  Property

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • The full text study guide with all readings available online
  • The practical research tasks
  • The manageability of the required reading
  • Lectures by experienced staff who know the subject well.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Simplification of the examination structure
  • Reduction in the length of the examination
  • Simplification of the assignment (removal of true/false questions).

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MMK101 Marketing Fundamentals

We have improved the quality of the unit based on student feedback that we received last year. Changes that have been made include:

  • Update of course materials, including streamlining of weekly class and seminar activities
  • Utilisation of the feed-forward aspect of feedback between the assessment, with Assessment 3 building on your work in Assessment 2. This allows you to receive timely feedback that will improve your performance as the trimester progresses
  • The format of the classes and seminars have been significantly changed, this includes streamlining the content, mapping it better to the assessment, a focus on activity-based teaching and learning, and the inclusion of key activities based on contemporary issues
  • Using technology to improve the learning experiences in classes, seminars and on CloudDeakin.

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MMK295 Integrated Marketing Communication

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • Revising the content and the position of the unit in the B.Com. Marketing Major and moving it from 3rd  to 2nd  year
  • Aligning the content better between the classes and seminars
  • Ensuing the classes and seminars link clearly to the assessment in the unit
  • Designing the classes and seminars so they are more interactive.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • As a result of feedback from the last time this unit was run there is now a component in the group assignment for each group member to indicate how the group dynamics and diversity from groups affected how they completed the assignment. This is an assessable component and will emphasise the benefits of working in teams or groups
  • An individual component of the group assignment has also been added in order to provide early feedback and encourage students to begin thinking about applying these concepts early on this course.

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MMM241 Entrepreneurship and Innovation

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • Clear information from the start
  • Very interesting contents with a flavour of practicality, good starting point for aspiring entrepreneurs.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • We have changed the assessments to make them more relevant and contemporary for students
  • We have introduced real life entrepreneurs as guest speakers so that students can relate theory with practice.

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MPE707 International Banking and Finance

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • The assignment that consists of an online currency trading game and an analytical report
  • Updated and high quality teaching materials
  • Timely support from the unit team.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Marking rubrics revised and updated
  • More consultations during the examination period.

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MPM731 Business Communication for Managers

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • This unit's assessment helped me to understand how communication which sounds so simple is a very broad concept. I  am confident the knowledge I acquired in this unit will help me in my professional and personal life
  • Helps to improve writing skills and reports, with more emphasis on Harvard Referencing
  • Makes every individual better as Emotional Intelligence and other types of communications were good.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Simplified assignment requirements
  • Include more practical exercises during each class
  • Reduce the amount of content, and provide more real world examples.

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MWL101 Personal Insight

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • Industry recruitment processes and expectations have changed rapidly in the last few years and the content and format of events and seminars will reflect these changes. We have used the feedback from students in previous trimesters and industry to develop the content
  • Assessments allow students to focus on specific areas of career interest
  • Assessment Feedback is helpful for personal improvement.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Made sure that Assessments are linked but limited repeat activities
  • Provide resources and links for business writing and business report writing.

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