An investigation of the confidence levels of course/subject coordinators in undertaking aspects of their assessment responsibilities

Goos, M and Hughes, C (2010). An investigation of the confidence levels of course/subject coordinators in undertaking aspects of their assessment responsibilities. In: Challenging Assessment. Challenging Assessment : The Fourth Biennial EARLI/Northumbria Assessment Conference, Berlin, Germany, (315-324). 27-29 August 2008. doi:10.1080/02602930903221477


Author Goos, M
Hughes, C
Title of paper An investigation of the confidence levels of course/subject coordinators in undertaking aspects of their assessment responsibilities
Conference name Challenging Assessment : The Fourth Biennial EARLI/Northumbria Assessment Conference
Conference location Berlin, Germany
Conference dates 27-29 August 2008
Proceedings title Challenging Assessment   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Oxon, U.K.
Publisher Routledge
Publication Year 2010
Year available 2010
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1080/02602930903221477
ISSN 0260-2938
1469-297X
Volume 35
Issue 3
Start page 315
End page 324
Total pages 10
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Ongoing and rapid change is having a significant impact on the social and cultural contexts of assessment in higher education. Change and innovation have been driven not only by advances in our knowledge of effective practice but also by government policies, the latter often resulting in uncertainty regarding the freedoms and responsibilities of the academic role and erosion of professional confidence. As confidence is considered central to the ability to learn about and master new practices, understanding and enhancing this significant component of an assessment culture is therefore a fundamental challenge to institutional efforts to improve assessment practice. This paper reports the outcomes of an investigation of academic confidence, a preliminary 'mapping' activity undertaken to inform plans for developing the assessment leadership capacities of course/subject coordinators. The investigation took the form of an online survey of all course coordinators. Outcomes include the identification of areas of high and low confidence and their correlation with demographic data such as length of experience. Open-ended comments provided rich qualitative data on possible reasons for high and low confidence. © 2011 Informa plc
Keyword Assessment
Confidence
Course coordinator
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Special Issue: Challenging Assessment

 
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