High quality, timely, well delivered and equitable assessment and feedback practices are a vital part of the student learning process, for student experience and satisfaction and for institutional reputation. This project will inform and guide best practice in the context of business schools and programmes, helping to improve and innovate in assessment and feedback.
Global business schools and programmes face a number of challenges in assessment and feedback. There is a tension between preparing students for the workplace whilst keeping academically robust assessment practices. Assessments must also teach what accreditors want. This project will, therefore provide an opportunity for leaders and educators in business schools and programmes to collaborate and drive forward innovation. The project is open to business schools and programmes in the UK, Europe and the Middle East.
This cohort is now full, we are exploring delivering a second cohort and will provide further information in due course, if you would like updates please register your interest by completing this form.
Register your interest in a second cohort
If you would like to know more about this project, please complete the form by clicking below and we will send you an information sheet with further details on a second cohort when available.
- Data-grounded diagnostic to identify your areas of strength and challenge
- Bespoke intervention for a selection of staff to address key challenges
- access to, and learnings from, leading experts in assessment and feedback
- Network with, and learn from colleagues from the UK, Europe and the Middle East who are facing similar challenges, or who have identified innovative practices to overcome challenges
- Reflecting on the learnings from the project together, including the learnings of other institutions developed through the course of the programme
- Shaping best practice for the future of assessment and feedback in a changing world
- International networking with other assessment and feedback leads in business
- A closing report to help shape your practice
- Supporting staff who are reluctant to update the assessment practices
- Supporting staff to make sure all students have an equal chance with assessments
- Providing staff with updated and innovated assessment practices
Institutions joining benefit from a six-part project. This structure will allow for knowledge and good practice exchange as well as bespoke consultative support to develop your institution’s expertise, structures and processes. The project comprises:
The Project Lead from Advance HE will hold a dedicated, ‘close-up’ meeting with representatives of the school or faculty concerned. Representatives will be invited to reflect and report on specific concerns and needs in relation to the parameters of the project.
Representatives will be invited to complete a survey, using our own diagnostic tool aligned to the Transforming Assessment Framework to explore the areas where you encounter most challenge to inform the content and focus of the project.
Online Collaboration Event
This event will be held across two separate sessions to reduce screen fatigue. This session will allow institutions to network and share common challenges and opportunities in a facilitated environment.
Each institution will receive two customised online webinar-based sessions. These sessions can be provided for your two institutional representatives and a larger number of colleagues (for example, other staff involved in assessment in your department, school or faculty). Online meetings would be 2 hours each. The choice of assessment lab will be determined by areas of priority established in the design phase of the project through consultations, including any diagnostics undertaken.
Concluding Online Collaboration Event
Reflective webinar at which representatives of the institutions are brought back together. The webinar will be facilitated by Advance HE’s Project Lead who will pull together further themes and recommendations.
Summary Report with Outcomes
A single sector-wide report for all institutions, including individualised ‘take home’ points for each institution (material for individual institutions will only be provided in that institutions’ report). The report is also intended to show and comment on the diversity of practice in the sector and comment on previous diagnostic findings.
Advance HE launches new collaborative project – Assessment and Feedback in Business
Patrick Baughan provides an overview of what this project hopes to achieve. Institutions that join the project will have the opportunity to work with expert colleagues at Advance HE, and with one another, in a multi-stage project focused on the enhancement of assessment and feedback practices in business schools and programmes.
The promise of assessment in a business school
Charles Knight, Associate Dean (Student Experience), Salford Business School discusses the need to ensure that assessment is aligned to the promises that we make to students.
The challenges of effective assessment in the modern business school
In this blog, Professor Nick Williams, Dr Isla Kapasi and Professor Edgar Meyer of the University of Leeds share their thoughts on how business schools can meet the challenges of high quality, timely, well delivered and equitable assessments