EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT UNIT – Daniel McGill
- An updated Assessment Policy will take effect for all new teaching periods from 1 January 2019 (Summer School operates under the existing policy).
- This short video explains the key changes.
- Full details of the changes including the policy log can be found on the Assessment at UWA webpage and in the 2019 University Policy on Assessment.
- The penalty for late submission of student assessment is under review. Schools are invited to provide written feedback identifying their preferred model to the Assessment Methods Working Party by email before COB on 8 February 2019. Individuals who wish to provide a view to the Working Party in addition to the response of their School may do so via the Qualtrics survey.
- For further information or to request support in implementing the policy staff can contact the Educational Enhancement Unit.
- Throughout S2 2018 the University has under taken a new approach to lecture capture as endorsed by Academic Board.
- Academic Board has now approved the new policy in support of this approach to lecture capture.
- Please note that:
- “All lectures in recording-enabled teaching spaces at all of the University campuses are [to be] recorded” 1.3.
- “Teaching staff may request an opt-out of recording lecture(s) in a unit” under the appropriate criteria for exemption via their ADLT and the PVCE 1.3.1.
- UWA is making a significant investment in updating Echo360. This is both a hardware and software upgrade and is more than just lecture capture.
- This has already begun and will be rolled out over the course of 2019 to all current lecture capture venues (an app will also be available). This will improve both reliability and functionality for staff and students.
- There will be no change to the basic operation and functions of Echo360 for lecture capture.
- New functions for staff include: videos and presentations, activities (e.g. live polling) and media, as well as analytics.
- New functions for students include: note taking, bookmarking, Q&A discussion, confusion flagging, ‘My Library’.
- Functions for development with UWA systems include: live streaming, automatic speech recognition, & integration with the UWA self-service media studios.
- If you have any questions please contact [email protected].
Turn-it-in and Text Matching Software at UWA
- UWA is adopting a Single Application Model for text matching software from 2019.
- The new single application software is Turn-it-in.
- This takes effect for all new teaching periods from 1 January 2019 (Summer School operates under the existing approach).
- The Safe Assign system in the LMS will not be available for new teaching periods starting in 2019.
ALUMNI DEVELOPMENT – Asha Stabback
- Over 100 HMS alumni have volunteered throughout 2018 to support the student experience, including December graduation ceremonies.
- Prize conditions reviewed and simplified.
- Four perpetual applications submitted, with two from Health and Medical Sciences (Medical Research and Population Health), one for Young Lives Matter and one for Sports Science.
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS - Liz Latham
- HMS alumni, new grads, donors and other valued stakeholders will receive a mailed copy of the 2018 Faculty highlights booklet this month.
- Letters from the Executive Dean will be sent to students graduating from health / biomedical science majors, congratulating them on graduating and encouraging them to consider postgraduate study. Separate letters will also be sent to graduating Direct Pathway students.
- BMR’s current student recruitment conversion activities include email, digital and social media marketing campaigns and phone calls for Sem 1, 2019 entry.