Presentation on theme: "Diwrnod Cynefino i Arholwyr Allanol External Examiners’ Induction Day."— Presentation transcript:
Diwrnod Cynefino i Arholwyr Allanol External Examiners’ Induction Day
Teaching, Learning, Assessment and the role of the External Examiner Prof Oliver Turnbull - PVC (Teaching and Learning)
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…
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
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
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
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)
Academic Regulations and Codes of Practice Students with Disablities/Mental Health (Code 11) disclosure (203-211), reasonable adjustments (212-218) Placement Learning (Code 7) Collaborative Provision (Code 12) Unfair Practice/Plagiarism (Code 13) See: https://www.bangor.ac.uk/ar/main/regulations/home.htm
Some overall suggestions Schools should always be helpful The Academic Registry is here to help Our institution is grateful!
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