Framing the activities of institutions and academic development units in support of assessment

Hughes, C (2009) Framing the activities of institutions and academic development units in support of assessment. INNOVATIONS IN EDUCATION AND TEACHING INTERNATIONAL, 46 2: 123-133. doi:10.1080/14703290902843745


Author Hughes, C
Title Framing the activities of institutions and academic development units in support of assessment
Journal name INNOVATIONS IN EDUCATION AND TEACHING INTERNATIONAL   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1470-3297
ISBN 1470-3297 (print) / 1470-3300 (online)
Publication date 2009-05-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14703290902843745
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 46
Issue 2
Start page 123
End page 133
Total pages 11
Editor Phillip Barker
Gina Wisker
Place of publication London, UK
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Language eng
Subject C1
930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
130103 Higher Education
Abstract The assessment-related activities of academic development units (ADU) are driven not only by institutional initiatives and the pursuit of particular research interests but also by less predictable factors including the emerging needs of faculty members and external funding opportunties. When not located within a strong classification framework, institutional initiatives and the activities of ADUs can be experienced as fragmented and episodic events, a situation that denies participants and other stakeholders a sense of striving towards and achieving substantial goals. This paper proposes two classification frameworks - one for the organisation of the types of initiatives that universities commonly undertake in encouraging enhanced assessment practice and another for the functions of the ADU. Application of the two organisational frameworks offers a systematic approach to the development of institutional assessment plans and informs the ways in which the resources and the academic development unit can be deployed most strategically in their operationalisation.
Keyword assessment
academic development
Academic Development Unit
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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