Benchmarking first year assessment and standards across three institutions in the first year of a law program

Collins, Pauline and Corbett-Jarvis, Nichola and Shircore, Mandy and Schillmoller, Anne (2011) Benchmarking first year assessment and standards across three institutions in the first year of a law program. In: First Year Experience in Law: A New Beginning? , 2 Jul 2011, Gold Coast, Australia.

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For academics working in regional universities the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues on developing assessment tasks, setting criteria and marking guidelines can be limited. This in turn leads to questions about how we ensure that the learning outcomes and standards we are expecting and imposing on our students are appropriate.
In particular how do we ensure that our students who come from such diverse backgrounds are performing at the same level as other law students and that the quality of their learning is equal to that of other institutions?
With renewed emphasis on transparent standards and quality assurance, through both TEQSA and the development of Threshold Learning Outcomes in Law, a team of academics from three regional universities decided to try to find the answers to these questions. Determining that carefully designed assessment provides an effective measure of the standard of learning outcomes, the team embarked on a project to compare, cross-mark, benchmark and moderate assessment across the first year of law at the three universities.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Law
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2012 05:16
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 05:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: legal education; FYE; support; transition
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1899 Other Law and Legal Studies > 189999 Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education

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