QSN: Module Evaluation Special Interest Group 4.0

Friday 24th Jan 2020 - Friday 24th Jan 2020
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Several institutions are looking critically at their current processes for module evaluation and are fundamentally rethinking their approach.  At this meeting, we will hear from colleagues who are developing alternative models to module and programme evaluation, which variously seek to engage students more positively in the enhancement of their learning experience, increase students’ awareness of the outcomes from their evaluation, reduce the burden on students and staff, and support strategic ambitions for teaching and learning.  Whether or not your institution is redeveloping its approach to evaluation, this discussion offers an opportunity to consider different perspectives on shared concerns. We will also hear about unconscious bias in module evaluation and strategies for mitigating this.

This is the fourth meeting of our Module Evaluation Special Interest Group and is free to QSN members

Non-QSN members are welcome at a cost of £80

Confirmed speakers include:

Dr Mark Hollingsworth, Deputy Director of Registry and Academic Affairs, University of Birmingham

Dr Adrian Lee, Quality Support Officer, University of York

Dr Clare Saunders, University Director of Learning and Teaching, University of Greenwhich

Teaching Room (202A) within the Old Gym – Building Y1 on this Edgbaston Campus Map Link

Event Breakdown

Programme

10:30 Registration and Refreshments
11:00 Welcome
11:10 – 12:50 Case Studies:

Dr Mark Hollingsworth, Deputy Director of Registry and Academic Affairs, University of Birmingham (11:10 – 11:30)

Changes to Module Evaluation at the University of Birmingham – The University of Birmingham is running a project to reconsider the institutional approach to module evaluation and to consider replacing module level surveys by instant feedback and programme level evaluation.

Dr Adrian Lee, Quality Support Officer, University of York (11:30 – 11:50)

Inconvenient truths in the evaluation of teaching (and how to tackle them) – In this presentation, Clare will reflect on risks to the robustness of module evaluation (including evidence of unconscious bias in student responses) and explore steps we can take to mitigate these, not least in light of trends to use such metrics for evaluation of staff as well as courses. The emphasis of this session will be on discussion and sharing practice amongst all group members – please come ready to contribute your thoughts and experiences!

Dr Clare Saunders, University Director of Learning and Teaching at Greenwich (11:50 – 12:30)

12:40 – 13:30 Lunch and Networking
13:30 – 14:45 Round Table Discussions
14:45 – 15:00 Topics and format of next meeting
15:00 Close

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Event Begins:
Friday 24th Jan 2020

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Friday 24th Jan 2020

Event Venue

University of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom

01214143344

Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK

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