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 helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • Good lecture examples made the content easy to learn and follow
  • Great additional learning resources such as videos made concepts easier to understand.

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

  • Focused more on problem solving
  • Linked the theory to practical examples in the real world.

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
  • 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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MIS770 Foundation Skills in Data Analysis

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

  • Use of technologies (Excel) and assignments (particularly assignment 2)
  • Having all of the resources available from the start of the trimester

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

  • Improved the organisation and layout of the unit site
  • Broadened assignment 1 to allow for non-business related scenarios.

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MIS781 Business Intelligence

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

  • The incorporation of hands-on lab practicals allow students to better understand BI concepts
  • The practical assignment offers students to apply the BI skills.

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

  • Live demo during BI practicals was provided for Cloud-students via Bb or Skype for Business
  • All assessments/assignments and associated marking rubrics were posted on the unit site in Week 1 allowing students to better plan their schedule.

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MLC203 Corporations Law

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

  • Application of the theory to practical problems during the seminars
  • Practice questions leading up to the exam.

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

  • Increased emphasis on cases and examples to make the content more interactive
  • Chosen seminar questions based on problem sets in the text book.

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MLL315 Personal Injuries Compensation Schemes

Positive feedback has led to the unit team retaining the option for students to participate in the optional experiential litigation/ADR event, and so provide students with real-life experience of the application of the law, as well as the opportunity to observe and reflect on behaviour and conduct of participants in the process, from legal practitioners, to barristers, to judges, to the litigants themselves.

In response to student feedback:

  • The Assignment has been modified in its:
    • first part by replacing the reflective paper with a case report
    • second part by replacing the research paper discussing theoretical rationale versus practical applications, with a problem-style paper
  • The Examination has been modified, and will be two hours rather than one and a half hours, and contain two problem questions rather than three
  • The Assignment will be submitted online via the unit site rather than by hard copy
  • The Assignment will be due early in the New Year, rather than just prior to Christmas
  • The prescribed readings have been streamlined.

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MLL336 International Commercial Law

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

  • Prompt responses to student queries received by email or through the unit site
  • Useful feedback on student assignments in MLL336.

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

  • Increase the level of detail provided in your Study Guide, as a supplement to your prescribed text, to ensure that your course materials are as clear and as useful as possible.

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MMH230 Fundamentals of Human Resource Management

Based on student feedback on MMH230 in 2017 the Unit Team has reviewed the unit's content, sequencing and assessment regime. Topics have been slightly re-ordered, and a small assessment task has been added early in the trimester to enable students to monitor and receive feedback on their performance early in the trimester

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MMH733 Ethics for Managers

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

  • Based on student feedback, the range of extra readings, reports and case studies which are made available to the students, makes the material more relevant and easier to understand in practice
  • The opportunity to apply the material to relevant case studies each week, and being able to discuss and debate the merits of each topic is helpful.

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

  • Added a sample exam to the unit
  • Rationalised and updated the Unit Learning Outcomes
  • Rationalised and updated the Graduate Learning Outcomes from the unit
  • Updated the assignment tasks to focus on the real world application of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Incorporated Career Education through the development of a Work Integrated Learning application in assessment 2
  • Simplified the assessment guidelines and marking rubrics for the assessments.

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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,including: streamlining the content and 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 Communications in the Digital Age

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit  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
  • Ensuring the classes and seminars link clearly to the assessment in the unit
  • Designing the classes and seminars so they are more interactive.

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

  • As a result of feedback from the last year, 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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MPM731 Business Communication for Managers

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit 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 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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