Student-Staff Partnership to Improve Assessment and Feedback

Huser, C. and O'Connor, L. (2019) Student-Staff Partnership to Improve Assessment and Feedback. 12th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 2-3 Apr 2019.

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The Medical Independent Learning Exercise (MILE) is a summative assessment in MBChB1. Extensive guidelines were provided to students on Moodle, and individual feedback was introduced recently. In 2018-19, a Student-Staff Partnership Scheme grant was received to employ a student partner to improve both assessment guidance and feedback quality in the MILE. The aim of this project was to further enhance student satisfaction with assessment and feedback, in line with the University Strategy 2015-2020.The first part of this project aimed to improve the current guidelines from a student’s perspective. It is hoped that clearer guidelines will lead to better understanding of the task, which will lead to better student satisfaction and performance.In addition, a focus group was organised with volunteer students, aiming to understand what feedback students felt was most useful. The results of the focus group (ie: what feedback they find useful) was then compared with the feedback actually given to students (downloaded from Moodle), and feedback criteria generated. The feedback criteria are being used in this academic year's marking to allow markers to give consistent, useful, constructive individual feedback. Finally, the a feedback glossary was generated, to help students interpret the feedback they receive. It will allow them to explore in more depth key words in the feedback, which might be clear to staff but not necessarily to students. What intended outcomes or learning points do you anticipate for your audience?: • Increase awareness of the Student-Staff Partnership Scheme • Encourage application of the tips for writing assessment guidance, feedback criteria and feedback glossary to other assessments in the University • Establish partnerships with other scholars in other fields within the University

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:O'Connor, Mr Lewis and Huser, Dr Camille
Authors: Huser, C., and O'Connor, L.
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
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