External Examiner Workshop The Assessment Process Colin Davis Academic Registry

External Examiner Workshop The Assessment Process Colin Davis Academic Registry www.phwiki.com

External Examiner Workshop The Assessment Process Colin Davis Academic Registry

Carey, Liz, Managing Editor has reference to this Academic Journal, PHwiki organized this Journal External Examiner Workshop The Assessment Process Colin Davis Academic Registry 20 November 2013 Scope This presentation covers the assessment process as long as Middlesex qualifications This will include programmes delivered at Middlesex campuses, in addition to also those delivered under joint in addition to franchise collaborations in the UK in addition to overseas Also included are validated programmes which have adopted Middlesex arrangements as long as assessment

American Graduate School in Paris FR www.phwiki.com

This Particular University is Related to this Particular Journal

Topics Campuses in addition to Schools Assessment Boards & Programme Progression Committees Timing of Boards Structure of degrees Module Grades in addition to Administrative grades Re-assessment in addition to deferred assessment Compensation Extenuating Circumstances in addition to Deferrals Plagiarism Classification of degrees Session 1: 1st tier boards, role of external examiner, 20-point scale Separate regulations as long as UG in addition to PG students Sections A,B,C,E differ Section D relates to external examiners’ responsibilities Campuses in addition to Schools Campuses Hendon, Dubai, Mauritius, Malta Other (collaborative programmes) Schools S&T, BS, H&E A&D, M&P, LAW, IWBL Student has one base campus studies a programme owned by one school

School Structure A School has several Departments, each with a Head of Department (HoD) A Department has several groups, or clusters of Programmes, each with a Director of Programmes (DoP) Each Programme has a Programme Leader (PL) Subjects in addition to Programmes Each module in the university belongs to one Subject e.g. module code PSY3000 belongs to the PSYchology Subject is at level 6 (Honours) Each Programme is made up of modules drawn from one or more Subjects Two-tier system of Assessment Boards (D) Subject Boards (1st tier) [confirm module grades] Programme Progression Committee (2nd tier) [decide students’ progression] OR School Assessment Board (2nd tier) [award final qualifications]

Timing of Undergraduate Boards (E1) September starters June: main Boards July: H&E, S&T resit Boards September: Other resit Boards January Yr 1 starters July: main Boards September: resit Boards Year 2 UG commences in September Jan start also as long as UG yr 2 & 3 Summer School September: main Boards June: resit boards Timing of Postgraduate Boards (E1) TAUGHT MODULES September starters June: main Boards September: resit Boards January starters July: main Boards September: resit Boards DISSERTATION September starters Nov/ Dec: main Boards January starters February: main Boards Credit points in addition to the 20 point Grading Scale (E5) Used as long as all modules within Middlesex programmes, including joint in addition to franchise arrangements. Also used on those validated programmes which have adopted Middlesex credit point in addition to grading structures.

Structure of Full-Time Honours Degree (A) Module 3 Module 1 Module 2 Module 4 YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 Module = 30 credits Year = 120 credits Hons degree = 360 credits (120+ level 6+ 210+ level 5+ 360 level 4+) Module 5 Module 6 Module 7 Module 8 Module 9 Module 11 Module 12 Module 10 Structure of Full-Time Masters Degree (A) Module 3 Module 1 Module 2 Module 4 YEAR 1 Module = 30 credits Dissertation = 60 credits Masters = 180 credit points (inc 150+ at level 7; 30- at level 6) 12 months (normally) See table in section A as long as credit point requirements as long as a variety of qualifications Dissertation Module Module Grades (E5)

Administrative Grades (E5) Re-assessment / deferred assessment (E7) Failure of a module (grades 17,18,19,20) results in a re-assessment opportunity in the exam, coursework or both Deferral of exam/coursework is also possible Example codes: RE, RC, RA, DE, DC, DA DERC etc Capping of grades at re-assessment Level 3/4 No capping Level 5/6/7 Capping at component level only

Compensation (E10) Modules at grade 17 or 18 may be compensated Subject to satisfactory overall per as long as mance By second tier Board 30 points at level 4 (60 if learning outcomes met) 30 points at level 5+ (60 if extenuating circumstances). Maximum 30 points as long as Masters Module mark sheet (subject board) LAW1001 (grades) Module mark sheet (subject board) LAW1001 (marks)

Submission of extenuating circumstances (D9) Submitted by the student electronically to the assessment manager (via UniHelp). S/he will decide whether to grant deferral of assessment Considered by PPCs in making progression decisions & School Assessment Boards in making awards Deferral of modules (E8) Granted centrally by assessment managers, as long as exams, coursework or both, on a module by module basis, based on specific extenuating circumstances submitted A general statement of extenuating circumstances, not linked to deferrals, may be made as long as consideration at Boards For confidential issues, the “sealed envelope” system, as long as the attention of the chair only, is in place Progressing Student : Subject Assessment Board & PPC At the end of each year His/her module grades are decided by (one or more) Subject Assessment Boards, then His/her overall progression decided by (one) Programme Progression Committee Assessment grades in addition to a progression decision are published as long as each student

Carey, Liz TopSafety Managing Editor www.phwiki.com

Finalist Student At the end of the final year of the programme His/her module grades are decided by (one or more) Subject Assessment Boards, then The final award is made by the School Assessment Board The conferred qualification is published Academic Misconduct (section F) Reported to Chair of the Subject Assessment Board (U grade) Referred to Academic Registrar at MU as long as investigation If disputed by student, investigation panel ensues Registrar recommends penalty to Assessment Board P grade & penalties Applies to all programmes include all collaborative programmes Delegated responsibility to some collaborative partners Classification of Honours Degrees (E4.4) 2 profiles based on level 5 in addition to above (240points) level 6 in addition to above (120 points) To achieve a clear class in a profile, a student must achieve : 50% of credits in that class+, No more than 25% low grades as long as 1st in addition to 2-1 A borderline profile has: 50% of credits in that class+, More than 25% low grades There are rules to decide class (E4.4.2 & E 4.4.3)

No discretion (E 4.4.2) Both profiles give same clear class Clear class at level 6, in addition to not more than 1 class above profile at levels 5&6 Clear class at levels 5&6, in addition to profile at level 6 is on an adjacent lower borderline Exercising Discretion 1 (E 4.4.3) There is only 1 profile in addition to it is borderline There are two profiles in addition to both are borderline The two profiles do not fall into any combination specified under E 4.4.2 Exercising Discretion 2 (E 4.4.3) Bear in mind Level 6 / final stage work Grade as long as dissertation / core module(s) at level 6 Extenuating circumstances The need to be consistent

Considering extenuating circumstances (D8) Subject Boards Extenuating circumstances do not alter grades Finalist boards Considered when discretion may be applied (as defined in E 4.4.2) But note D6, General Discretion Example finalist profiles Honours degree finalist see example sheet Masters finalist see example sheet

Carey, Liz Managing Editor

Carey, Liz is from United States and they belong to TopSafety and they are from  Birmingham, United States got related to this Particular Journal. and Carey, Liz deal with the subjects like Occupational Health and Safety

Journal Ratings by American Graduate School in Paris

This Particular Journal got reviewed and rated by American Graduate School in Paris and short form of this particular Institution is FR and gave this Journal an Excellent Rating.