Facilitated by Prof. Geoffrey Crisp, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education), UNSW
Many academic staff are unfamiliar with the formal processes used to analyse assessment results and many of the formal methods for analysing validity and reliability are difficult for academics with a limited understanding of statistics. This inability to apply conventional analysis tools with authority makes it difficult to make informed judgements about improving assessment tasks. Modified approaches to presenting assessment analytics to academic staff are required as are different formats for presenting data from a range of disciplines and assessment task types. We will discuss what some of the options might be to assist academics with this important part of the learning –assessment-feedback-evaluation cycle.
Professor Crisp completed his PhD in Chemistry at the Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University in 1981. After a Humboldt Fellowship at the Max Planck Institute in Mulheim an der Ruhr and postdoctoral positions at Colorado State University and the Australian National University, Professor Crisp began his academic career in the Chemistry Department at the University of Melbourne. In 1988 he moved to the Chemistry Department at the University of Adelaide and continued discipline research and teaching until 2001. Professor Crisp developed his passion for learning and teaching as well as continuing his work in chemistry during this time, being Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching for the Faculty of Science from 1999-2001. He was actively involved in the development of online learning and was appointed the Director of the Online Learning and Teaching Unit in 2001. Professor Crisp was appointed the Director of the Centre for Learning and Professional Development at the University of Adelaide in 2002. He received the University of Adelaide’s Stephen Cole the Elder Prize (Excellence in Teaching) in 1999; the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Stranks Medal for Chemical Education in 2003 and Australian Learning and Teaching Council Fellowships in 2006 and 2009. Professor Crisp has received a HERDSA and ASCILITE Fellowship for his work. Professor Crisp was Dean of Learning and Teaching at RMIT University from 2011 until joining UNSW as PVC (Education) in February 2016.
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