Assessment Integrity and the Role of Examinations
Date: Tuesday 22 August,2017
The recent rise in contract cheating has sharpened the focus on the role of examinations in assessment. Some proponents of examinations argue that because students can now easily outsource academic work, there is little assurance that assessments are actually written by the student; therefore, institutions should revert back to examinations to ensure that students are completing the work themselves. Others raise concerns that the rapid growth in online provision has caused integrity to suffer when unsupervised online tests comprise the major part of assessment. These tensions open up broader questions such as:
- What are the contemporary and emergent issues in examination integrity?
- Can examinations/tests be authentic and of high integrity?
- How can we assure integrity in online contexts, especially at scale?
- What practices are institutions adopting to address these issues?
- What opportunities are there for sector collaboration on common areas of concern?
Through presentations, panels and discussions, this multidisciplinary forum will examine these problems from a number of perspectives. The program will be of value to anyone with an interest in the role of examinations within the assessment process and will be of particular relevance to the higher education T&L community, DVCs A, the examinations network, directors of academic development and those working in the academic integrity space.
Please join us for an informative and thought-provoking day on Tuesday August 22, 2017 in Melbourne. The program begins at 9am and will end at 4pm, and will include:
- Research findings on new methods of assuring academic integrity
- Student perspectives and case studies of motivators and drivers of behaviour
- How institutions can respond: recent developments in policies and practices
Register early as spaces are limited.
The cost for the forum is $100 (inclusive of GST) for the day and will include:
- Attendance at all sessions including material made available electronically
- Refreshments and Lunch
Call for Presentations
We invite those interested in presenting at the forum to submit a 250-word abstract by March 31 to Lesley Sefcik - Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Presentations can be up to 20 minutes