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© University of South Wales Regulations Briefings Overview of University of Wales, Newport regulations – still in place for ex-Newport students completing their awards via USW
© University of South Wales Structure of the UWN award regulations Relationship between UWN and UoW Summary of main differences between UWN and USW regulations The student journey through the UWN regulations Overview
© University of South Wales Structure of the UWN award regulations Assessment Regulations Award Regulations Annex: levels, credits and registration Mandatory procedures Anonymous marking, religious festivals, conduct of exam boards, invigilation, exam papers etc. Approval, monitoring and development of programmes External Examiners Structure of the awards regulations
© University of South Wales The University of Wales, Newport used to be a part of the University of Wales confederation, this was then recently changed to being a member institution Previously the University of Wales, Newport worked within University of Wales Regulatory Framework but responsibility for Quality and Standards was devolved to Newport from September 2006 Although Newport did have its own TDAPS it choose to hold those in abeyance and instead its degrees were awarded by the University of Wales University of Wales Context
© University of South Wales The main differences between the UWN regulations and the USW ones are: Terminology APA Marking scale Late submission of assessment Extenuating Circumstances/Fit to Sit Examination Boards (Assessment Boards) Referral Condonement (compensation) Degree calculation Differences
© University of South Wales Terminology NewportUniversity of South Wales ProgrammeCourse Stand alone (modules)Freestanding (modules) Accreditation of Prior Achievement (APA) Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) Examination BoardSubject Assessment Board Award & Progression Assessment Board Unfair practiceAcademic integrity Unfair Practice Committee of Enquiry Assessment Infringements Panel Incremental changeInterim modifications
© University of South Wales The maximum amount of prior achievement that may be accredited by the University is one half of the total credit volume of the programmes to be pursued Accreditation to a maximum of two thirds of the total credit volume may be approved in exceptional cases Responsibility rests with the candidate to make a claim for accreditation and to support it with suitable evidence Accreditation of Prior Achievement (APA) (B3)
© University of South Wales Marking Scale (B2) A16, A15, A14Outstanding work (on a first degree this would be equivalent to First Class Honours quality). B13, B12, B11Above average/very good work (on a first degree this would be equivalent to Upper Second Class Honours quality). C10, C9, C8Average/good work (on a first degree this would be equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours quality). D7, D6, D5Satisfactory work (on a first degree this would be equivalent to Third Class Honours quality). D5 is the maximum grade assigned for the successful completion of any element of assessment in a module after referral E4Marginal Fail F3, F2, F1Fail
© University of South Wales It is is a Regulatory requirement that the marking scale is used and not percentages, except for professional programmes, such as ACCA Late submission penalties are applied; 3 grade scale points are dropped if the assessment is submitted within one week of the deadline, 6 points are dropped if within two weeks late. Anything beyond 2 weeks is failed (0 = no assessment recorded) Marking Scale (B2) and Late Submission (B7)
© University of South Wales The Student Affairs Panel (SAP) considers: o Individual Extenuating Circumstances o Accreditation of Prior Achievement (APA) for claims matching more than one half of a programme credit volume o Special Examination Needs (including cases were students suffer temporary impairment) A central Panel to ensure consistency and parity SAP meets monthly, throughout the year and decisions communicated to students by letter Examination Boards receive SAP decisions rather than discuss cases There is no ‘fit to sit’ regulation Individual Extenuating Circumstances (B8)
© University of South Wales Students are able to submit an ec1 form requesting lift late submission panel or an opportunity to retake without penalty and must submit (normally) no later than 10 days after the assessment date EC1 forms must be accompanied by relevant corroborating evidence provided in a professional capacity Students are responsible for submitting the forms and academics cannot to this on their behalf Student can request a review of decision of SAP or decision to not process an EC1 because late/no evidence etc Individual Extenuating Circumstances Cont. (B8)
© University of South Wales General Extenuating Circumstances (B8) General extenuating circumstances may be brought to the attention of the Chair of the Examination Board by one or more candidates, by academic staff or through the report of the lead invigilator. Immediate remedy may be made by the Faculty or corporate department and shall be reported to the Examination Board
© University of South Wales Normally one single Examination Board for all programmes of the same level offered in a Faculty in respect of the ordinary confirmation of grades, progression and awards Normally one single Faculty Examination Board for the consideration of retrieval outcomes in respect of all programmes in a Faculty There are often separate Examination Boards for overseas collaborative provision - some times held at the partner premises or conducted via video- conferencing, but some also held in Newport Examination Boards (B11 and Mandatory Procedure MA3)
© University of South Wales Students in referral are eligible for one opportunity as of right to retrieve the module (including cases where referral is due to non-submission of assessment(s)) Only the failed module(s) or part(s) of a module(s) need be repeated D5 is the maximum grade for successful completion of any element of assessment in a module after referral, whether referred in all or part of a module An Examination Board may exceptionally, in the event of subsequent failure, exercise discretion to recommend one further opportunity for re-assessment Referral (B2 and relevant award regulation)
© University of South Wales The minimum average for passing a module is D5 with at least an E4 in all assessments In an honours degree progression from levels 4 to 5 and 5 to 6 is permitted with 100 (of 120) credits provided at least F2 has been achieved in all the assessments failed An honours degree can be awarded if 220 (of 240) credits at levels 5 and 6 (100 at level 6) have been achieved, provided at least F2 has been achieved in the assessments failed Condonement (B2 & Annex 1 of part C, Award Regulations)
© University of South Wales The ‘best of two’ classification system is used for undergraduate degrees. With penultimate and final year being calculated on both a 1:1 (levels 5 and 6) or 1:2 (levels 5 and 6) weighting. The student is classified according to whichever of these is the better Where equal weighting is applied the Examination Board may round up to next highest integer where numeral grade has decimal of 0.5 or above (but cannot otherwise exercise discretion for borderline students) Examination Boards – classification (C1)
© University of South Wales At Master’s level distinction and merit can be awarded For distinction – an average of B12 or above in taught element (Part 1) and A14 or above in dissertation For merit - an average of B12 or above in the taught element (Part 1) and B12 or above in dissertation Examination Boards – Classification Cont (C3)
© University of South Wales Student Casework Casework TypeUSW studentsUWN students Extenuating circumstances N/A Extenuating circumstances (UWN) N/A Academic Integrity N/A Unfair PracticeN/A Fitness to Practise N/A Student Fitness to Practise (UWN) N/A Academic Appeals N/A Appeals (UWN)N/A Student Complaints The Policy and Procedures Governing Student Conduct
Academic Regulations for Taught Programmes 2014/15 Stewart Smith-Langridge Annette Cooke Governance Services 5 November
Summary of Standard Assessment Regulations Academic Year 2013/14.
LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY BOARD OF EXAMINERS: STAFF DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS Faculty / Quality Assurance Services.
International Partnerships Conference 21 November 2013 CREATE THE DIFFERENCE1 Dr Noel Morrison Academic Registrar and Director of the Student Experience.
External Examiner Induction Academic Regulations for Taught Programmes 2015/16 Annette Cooke/Alison Jones Quality and Enhancement Office 4 November 2015.
External Examiners’ Seminar 2011/12 Academic Regulations Lynn Jones Regulations, Assessment and Awards Manager Academic Registry.
External Examiners’ Workshop The University’s key examination and assessment regulations Mr Paul Cecil Quality and Standards Manager (Academic Standards.
© University of South Wales University of South Wales ‘Regulations for Taught Courses’ Hayley Burns Head of Quality Unit.
Academic Affairs Presentation Examination Liaison Officers 16 February 2015 Catherine McCorry / Angela Douglas Academic Affairs.
LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY BOARD OF EXAMINERS: STAFF DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS FOR ACADEMIC STAFF Quality Assurance Services.
Summary of the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Standard Assessment Regulations Academic Year 2012/13.
The University’s examination and assessment regulations Hilary Gilbert Academic Standards and Partnership
Operation of Central Progression and Award Boards Laurence Fuller Head of Student Records and Examinations Planning and Academic Administration.
Regulation and Credit Framework for the Conferment of Awards Quality and Standards Office.
Operation of Subject Examination Boards Sarah Lane Senior School Manager, School of Law.
Board of Examiners and Examination Committee Training Quality Assurance Services
Assessment Boards External Examiner Training 13 May 2015.
LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY Board of Examiners and Examination Committee Training Quality Assurance Services.
Programme Leader’s event The framework and progression.
LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY BOARD OF EXAMINERS: STAFF DEVELOPMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT STAFF Quality Assurance Services.
Guidance for Module / Exam Boards 2015/16 session David Ealey Head of Registry Services.
External Examiners’ Workshop The University’s examination and assessment regulations Hilary Gilbert Registry
APECL For Partners 14 th March What is APECL? APECL stands for the Accreditation of Prior Experiential and Certificated Learning (APECL). APECL.
Forum for New External Examiners. Enid Ashdown, Principal Administrator, Academic Quality Alan Gregg, Academic Coordinator, Academic Quality Vashti Hutton,
1 External Examiner Induction Beatrice Ollerenshaw Karen Hadley Jessica Greenlees.
External Examiner Workshop. The Assessment Process Colin Davis Academic Registry 20 November 2013.
University of Brighton Regulations workshop for partner colleges Tanya Izzard, Partnership Manager
Operation of Subject Examination Boards Sarah Lane Senior School Manager, School of Law March 2015.
Academic Registry Assessment Regulations for Northumbria Awards (ARNA) Enid Ashdown, Quality Frameworks Manager Liz Morrow, Quality Review Manager.
Extenuating Circumstances Briefing for Chairs of Extenuating Circumstances Groups and Professional Support Staff.
GT ARTS April Session Outline What is End of Session? Assessment Periods What is an ART? GT ARTs (when to apply, what each ART does, BIRMS auto-calculation)
External Examiners’ Briefing Tuesday 6 th January 2015.
Our Academic and Quality Frameworks Phil Brimson Quality Manager (Validation and Review)
External Examiner Workshop. The Assessment Process Michael Wing Academic Registry June 14, 2016.
BOARDS OF EXAMINERS’ REVIEW Prof Chris LANGLEY Chair – RSC Dominic STONE Secretary – RSC 16 th November 2015 Slide 1.
Undergraduate Examination Board Briefing Prof Chris LANGLEY Chair – RSC Dominic STONE Secretary – RSC 25 th April 2016 Slide 1.
Access Grading Briefing Assessment requirements. Why these requirements? To ensure that: grades, credits and Access to HE Diplomas are awarded on an equivalent.
External Examiner briefing 30 January Programme 11:00 Presentation and Q&A on the University context 12:00 Informal lunch and Faculty briefing/discussion.
Changes to the Assessment Procedures Manual for Quality and Standards Office.
Institutional Overview of Quality Frameworks, Quality Assurance and Enhancement Dr Anne Craven, Head of Quality and Academic Partnerships 25/04/2014.
Friday, April 17, 20151MA Academic Practice Assessment Regulations 2011 / 2012 Peggy Cooke Head of Academic Standards and Quality Enhancement.
Paul H Bridges UK Credit Forum. Credit is a formal quantified recognition of learning achievement awarded to learners The formal recognition of learning.
Mitigation and Extenuating Circumstances
Review of Postgraduate Taught Regulations Dr Nick Holland, Registry.
The Examination Process in the Final Year Where to find information? It is all on the Biology Department web pages!!!
Extenuating Circumstances 13 May Extenuating Circumstances Serious and exceptional circumstances outside the student’s control, normally unforeseeable.
1 External Examiner Induction Iain Rowan David Blackwell Jessica Greenlees Stuart Sutcliffe.
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