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1 Diwrnod Cynefino i Arholwyr Allanol External Examiners’ Induction Day

2 Teaching, Learning, Assessment and the role of the External Examiner Prof Oliver Turnbull - PVC (Teaching and Learning)

3 A word of thanks… Central role of the External Examiner in quality assurance a guarantee of standards raising standards - a source of best practice elsewhere… a warning - through External Examiners Reports problem areas, un-met needs Long hours, relatively modest pay, substantial responsibility… Awareness of best practice here, interpersonal…

4 Role of the External Examiner Code of Practice 6 (31-44) To report on the standards of student performance (6: 31) … on the comparability of the standards with those of similar programmes in other UK Higher Education institutions (6: 31) Approve all draft degree examination papers (6: 35) Moderate an agreed proportion of the candidates’ written work (6: 37) borderline? mid-range? … enough evidence to determine that marking is of an appropriate standard and is consistent (6: 37) Not to act as a second or third marker

5 Role of the External Examiner To attend the Board of Examiners meeting (6: 38) - Dr Patsy Thomas disagreement on marks should normally be resolved before… To conduct viva voce e.g. in Modern Languages (6: 45-50) To sign the record of the classifications awarded Notification of Results Form (NORF) (6: 44) External Examiner’s Report (6: 44, 54-61) - Dr David Wright within one month Head of School responsible for any actions Quality Assurance and Validation Task Group

6 Quality and Standards Infrastructure University Teaching and Learning Task Group Quality Assurance and Validation Task Group External Examiners Internal Quality Audits Institutional Review Group (QAA IR in May 2012) School/College Head of School responsible for the quality of T&L in School Board of Studies, Board of Examiners, T&L Committees Individual Each member of School responsible for delivering to the highest possible standards

7 Quality Assurance driven by Academic Regulations and Codes of Practice Dr Ioan Ap Dewi Assessment: U/G and PGT (Code 2) Progression (2: 12), Classification (2: 16), Board of Examiners (2: 17) External Examiners: U/G and PGT (Code 6) Programme Approval, Monitoring and Review (Code 8) Student Complaints and Appeals (Code 10)

8 Academic Regulations and Codes of Practice Students with Disablities/Mental Health (Code 11) disclosure ( ), reasonable adjustments ( ) Placement Learning (Code 7) Collaborative Provision (Code 12) Unfair Practice/Plagiarism (Code 13) See: https://www.bangor.ac.uk/ar/main/regulations/home.htm

9 Some overall suggestions Schools should always be helpful The Academic Registry is here to help Our institution is grateful!


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