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Academic Development and Quality Assurance

Academic Development and Quality Assurance

If this is a work-based or experiential learning module, how is this component managed?

N.A.

What forms of student development and support are offered to students on this module?

Academic support will be provided by lecturers and tutors. Students will be able to consult with lecturers and tutors on a one-to-one basis during consultation times.

Students will be provided with supportive learning materials specific to the module.

Administrative support will be provided through closely monitoring academic progress of students using the UKZN Academic Monitoring and Exclusion “robot” system to identify “at risk” students for additional support. This monitoring will be facilitated through continuous on-line assessments which will allow easy and early identification of students at risk. Students who are identified as struggling academically will be assigned to tutors who will provide additional individual support through, for example, assigning additional learning activities. Students who are identified as struggling will be provided with extra face-to-face time with the academic teaching the module.

Additional support to help students cope with personal and social problems that impact on their academic progress will be provided with support in the form of referrals to ADO’s,  Student Counselling services, campus health services, or student funding. Students will also be made aware of these services during orientation.

Students who have experienced a trauma related to the content of the module should be accommodated by allowing them to either choose a social issue they feel less triggered by or being an exemption authorised by a committee.

Students with disabilities will be provided with additional support in liaison with the Campus disability unit

What arrangements are made for the internal moderation of assessment?

In compliance with the UKZN policy, internal moderation of the assessment tasks in relation to the module content learning outcomes and assessment criteria will be undertaken prior to these being finalized.

The process of moderation includes an initial review of the module outline for the respective year of offering, a review of the assessment tasks and assessment criteria as planned and recorded in the module outline. 

The final process of internal moderation is a review of consistency and fairness in the marking process after the assessment tasks have been marked by the module lecturers.

What arrangements are made for the external examination of assessment?

This is not an exit module and is not subject to external moderation

What % of assessment of this module is subject to external examination?

N.A.

What procedures are used to assure the quality of this module?
  • Results are moderated, by staff and the coordinators, and, in the case of the examination, an internal moderator.
  • Collaborative and task team decision making.
  • Peer evaluations of tasks and teaching.
  • Module evaluations by QPA.
  • Feedback through class representatives.
  • Discussion of performance on module presented and discussed at board examination meetings.
  • Module reviews by the Teaching and Learning committee.
  • Post graduate students from various disciplines within the college will be encouraged to engage in process evaluations to assess the impact of the module content on the students at an experiential level. Interdisciplinary collaboration will be encouraged as well as publication of the findings.
  • Students who perform well on the module can be trained up to be tutors on the module in the future
How do review/evaluation results feed back into curriculum planning, development and delivery?
  • Peer reviews will be used to improve individual performance of lecturers and tutors.
  • Feedback from the QPA evaluations and the internal moderator will be used to improve teaching, content, tutorials and assessments.
  • The outcome of module reviews will be fed back to the module coordinators who in consultation with a task team of lecturers, under the overall guidance of the line manager, will make relevant modifications to the module.
If distance education delivery is used, what expertise, systems and technology are in place for the development and delivery of materials and resources for students?

The module is offered through contact means

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