Using a Toolkit to Enhance Institutional Practice

Sykes, A. and Fischbacher-Smith, M. (2017) Using a Toolkit to Enhance Institutional Practice. 6th International Assessment in Higher Education Conference (AHE), Manchester, UK, 28-29 Jun 2017.

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In order to support enhancement in assessment and feedback, improve NSS scores and at the same time provide a resource available to both staff and students, the University of Glasgow decided to invest in the production of an online Assessment and Feedback Toolkit. The Toolkit design and development, based on published literature on good practice in assessment and feedback, and on feedback received from University of Glasgow staff, took place over six months in early 2016. Since then the Toolkit has been used in several ways: as a resource and to promote conversation across the University at a Symposium; in the University’s Assessment and Feedback Working Group as a means of supporting cross-institutional change; and in individual discipline areas to prompt redesign of assessment and feedback practices at a local level. In this Practice Exchange we will briefly share with you the story of the Toolkit, the feedback we have received about it, and things we would do differently in case you want to build your own. We will also demonstrate how we have employed it within the context of other initiatives to support changes in behaviour. We will support you to begin to use a Toolkit to start your own conversations around enhancing your assessment and feedback practices. Toolkit website:

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fischbacher-Smith, Professor Moira and Sykes, Dr Amanda
Authors: Sykes, A., and Fischbacher-Smith, M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences
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