Assessment Responsibilities and Guidelines – Staff
On enrolment all students will be given a copy of the MIECAT assessment policy.
At the commencement of each subject (or year in the case of the Professional Doctorate) students MUST be provided with a copy of the assignment/assessment tasks, the assessment criteria, assessment protocols assignment submission, the word limits and the assignment submission dates.
It is the responsibility of teaching staff to allocate time within the subject to discuss and respond to questions related to the assessment tasks.
All assignments that are submitted at or before the due by date will be returned to students within a month of the submission date unless advised otherwise. Staff will not be required to comply with this timeline if an assignment is late or the student has an extension.
Staff are expected to attend any designated marking days and participate in assessment moderation.
Assessment is based on the learning outcomes defined for each of the subjects.
Subject co-ordinators must ensure that all assignments that have insufficient evidence of meeting the learning outcomes (i.e. a resubmission) are assessed by two staff before the assignment is returned to the student. A resubmission requires an overall lack of evidence for the assessment task. Each subject generally at AQF levels 8 and 9 have two assessment tasks and each task must achieve at least a pass grade to gain a subject pass.
The subject coordinator in consultation with the teaching staff will determine an appropriate resubmission by the student. A resubmission may be in the form of written work, oral presentation or other methods deemed suitable to assess the learning outcomes.
Following a resubmission, if the assessor deems this to be a fail, then the subject co-ordinator must ensure that the assessment is double marked. If there is a marking discrepancy the final mark will be an average of the two grades.
If an assignment is submitted late beyond the agreed due by date for submission staff will assess as either a pass grade or a resubmit.
MIECAT office staff are responsible for acknowledging receipt of a student request for an extension and notifying the student that an extension has or has not been granted.
The subject co-ordinator is responsible for ensuring that any student who is not satisfied with the outcome of the assessment process is directed to either the relevant section of this policy where students can apply for a remark of their assignment or the MIECAT Grievance Procedures.