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1 Academic Services Division

2 Assessment Policies & Procedures Examinations Office/Registry Academic Services Division Sandra Mienczakowski Ian Hamley Karen Page

3 Academic Services Division Examination Scheduling & Adjustments to Examination Arrangements Examinations Office Academic Services Division Sandra Mienczakowski

4 Academic Services Division Examination Scheduling Scheduling Exams Constraints Overseas exams Resit exams Invigilation

5 Academic Services Division Adjustments to Exam Arrangements Assessment for adjustments to exam arrangements Implementation Accident/short-term illness arrangements

6 Academic Services Division Marks Processing & Submitting Decisions Examinations Office/ Registry Academic Services Division Sandra Mienczakowski Ian Hamley

7 Academic Services Division Marks Processing Saturn marksheets Calculations Exam meeting reports What marks processing doesnt do

8 Academic Services Division Submitting Decisions Registry Academic Services Division Ian Hamley

9 Academic Services Division Submitting Decisions Return template with Boards decision Reassessment opportunities recorded Compensation regulations and risk

10 Academic Services Division Submitting Decisions Write to non-progressing students Assessment Channel for all students Reassessment fee levied

11 Academic Services Division For further information: Exams Officers Portal Group Marks Processing Contacts Portal Group

12 Academic Services Division Academic Offences Governance and Logistics Academic Services Division Karen Page

13 Academic Services Division Governance and Logistics Team Clare Gough - Head Of Governance and Logistics Hannah Robinson - Academic Administration Manager Theresa Pollard and Sam Kingston - Academic Services Officers Claire McLean and Karen Page - Academic Services Supervisors Jenni Dunne - Academic Services Administrator

14 Academic Services Division Identifying Academic Offences Cheating in an examination Fabrication of results Plagiarism (including collusion) Use of Turn-it-in

15 Academic Services Division Role of the School The cycle for Schools in taking action is: Declaration/guidance Suspicion Investigate and document Underlying issues? Use academic judgement

16 Academic Services Division Role of the School (2) What action is open to a School? –Charge –Penalise »first offence & guilty plea »A range of suggested penalties laid out in the Quality Manual: manual/assessment/offences.htm –Refer »first offence & not guilty plea »Penalty in excess of 3 options »second offence »PGR student »first offence, guilty plea but appeal against sentence

17 Academic Services Division Role of the Governance and Logistics Team (1) Step 1 – Receive written report Step 2 – Student notified and hearing is convened Step 3 – Hearing arranged and supported: School representative is required to attend Step 4 – Notification of outcome Step 5 – Manage escalation of case: Council Appeal Body/OIA/Legal case Unlike other procedures there is only one element of the procedure which has a time frame attached. Nevertheless a balance between due process and timeliness should be practiced by all involved.

18 Academic Services Division Advisor Administrator Institutional memory Policy development Public face of the process - Legal backdrop - OIA Role of the Governance and Logistics Team (2)

19 Academic Services Division A Word About Penalties You have some flexibility and discretion (honestly) 2 nd offences – expect a strong penalty –Importance of thorough action in the case of the first offence Understanding the consequences of the penalty Expect that the case may be reviewed


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