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1 M Level Teaching Assessment is the problem – is the answer project management? Pauline Kneale Professor of Applied Hydrology with Learning and Teaching in Geography Director, White Rose CETL Enterprise, Leeds

2 Its not our teaching – its their time keeping Most essays get low marks because they are first drafts Skills agenda is a bit tired Could PM techniques help level 1 and feed through by repetition at project, dissertation, M level

3 TASK START MILESTONE BARRIER RISK Time PEOPLE END TASK Time PEOPLE TASK MILESTONE Project management cards

4 Think Essay Oct 1 Draft 1 Birthday No Printer Ink Tutor grp discuss Hand in Nov 1 Read Arguments Pro - Anti Arguments Pro - Anti 10 days1-10 Oct Library staff Read Spot Gaps Draft 2 Final version Swine Flu 9 days Oct 10 days Oct

5 Think Essay Oct 1 Draft 1 Birthday No Printer Ink Tutor grp discuss Hand in Nov 1 Read Arguments Pro - Anti Arguments Pro - Anti 10 days1-10 Oct Library staff Read Spot Gaps Draft 2 Final version Swine Flu 9 days Oct 10 days Oct Read assessment guidance Re-Read assessment guidance Talk though ideas with.. Create Reading checklist

6 Students on Dentistry module

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8 Appointing Staff Appointing Staff Decide number and type of staff Role definition Decide number and type of staff Role definition Find out regulations of specific jobs Decide qualification Survey salary range Find out regulations of specific jobs Decide qualification Survey salary range Set criteria for short listing References Set criteria for short listing References Job description Advertising Nobody applies -Extend deadline -Re-advertise Nobody applies -Extend deadline -Re-advertise Shortlist Interview Select Shortlist Interview Select Sign contract Candidates unsuitable Selected candidate declines offer Candidates unsuitable Selected candidate declines offer 2 months 2 weeks Explore Advertising options and costs Appointment letter Contract Appointment letter Contract 2 weeks New staff Start

9 Gant Charts Task / Day Thinking Drafting Reading Thinking First Draft More thinking Re reading Second draft Argument checking and finalising References Grammar and spell check Final version Printing

10 Your task Create a PM plan to: Write a paper for Planet Personalise your room Weeks holiday in October Comment as we go - –Would this work at level 1 –Is this happening already –Could Project Management be a recurring theme so that dissertations and projects are better planned?

11 First Draft plans from groups at GEES Conference

12 Planning a Holiday Summer 2009 Decide on purpose of holiday List possible destinations Booking Tickets Arrive Decide on destination and timing Finance problems Delayed flight Finance problems Delayed flight 2 weeks 1week Organise logistics + other preparation Assess costs against budget 2 months Go on holiday 30 Oct Travel Agents Participants Leave home

13 Planning a Holiday NOW June Free up time Fix dates (negotiate leave) Free up time Fix dates (negotiate leave) Research, travel agents, online, web brochures Picked place, package + book Domestic Arrangements Care, kids, watering, Visa, health Domestic Arrangements Care, kids, watering, Visa, health Pack suitcase etc. in hall night before Friends Neighbours Friends Neighbours Fall ill Death in family Fall ill Death in family Where to go Arrive on beach Travel Agents Internet contacts Friends Travel Agents Internet contacts Friends

14 Writing a paper for Planet 22 June 11am Research Ring Planet to check idea Complete first draft Send draft to colleague Needs more work / revision 1 month 31 July 09 1 week Complete 31 August 2009 Writing Block

15 Writing a paper for Planet 22 June 2009 Decide on Topic Send to 3 colleagues for comment 1 July IT Problem s Comments back by 8 July Revised paper and submission No feedback Background research Write Paper (1st draft) Deadline 1 August 2009


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