These guidelines are governed by the Academic Programs offered in Multiple Locations and/or in Multiple Study Modes Policy and should be read in conjunction with the Policy.
Section 10 of the Academic Programs offered in Multiple Locations and/or in Multiple Study Modes Policy contains the requirements for establishment and the broad role of a Course Implementation Committee. These guidelines provide further detail.
In overseeing the operation of a course, the Course Implementation Committee should:
3.1 ensure that there is appropriate communication between the teaching staff within the relevant Schools involved in offering the course, and clear articulation of both learning outcomes and assessment procedures.
3.2 ensure that learning and teaching resources are equivalent between the locations/modes, and are shared, where relevant.
3.3 monitor the equivalence of teaching facilities between the locations and raise concerns through the Head of School or equivalent.
3.4 ensure that Lecturers in Charge, or National Lecturers in Charge, oversee the development of assessment items, including the preparation of the examination questions and the approval of the final examination(s).
3.5 ensure that there is equivalence in assessment and assessment standards across locations/modes.
3.6 implement strategies to ensure equivalence of assessment strategies, in accordance with the approved generic unit outlines, across locations/modes such as the following:
assessment tasks that do not disadvantage any student cohort. Some location specific variation to assessment tasks may be appropriate in view of differing student cultural and national/State/Territory contexts;
comparability between markers. A range of moderation techniques will be used to ensure the equivalence of assessment across cohorts (location/mode) and between markers, including, for example:
using a detailed written marking guide for each item of assessment;
training assessors to ensure a common interpretation of the marking guide;
using one assessor or assessment team for each item of assessment across locations/modes, where such arrangements are practicable;
second-marking of a selected sample of items of assessment to validate assessment standards and the interpretation of the marking guide across locations/modes;
exchanging samples of graded items of assessment between assessors;
comparability of the results obtained by each cohort for each assessable task;
3.7 ensure that unit evaluation is conducted in a consistent manner and evaluation results are reviewed within each relevant School offering the unit and identify improvement opportunities and recommend these to the relevant Faculty committee.