Arts Unit Guides - Section 4 – Assessment Requirements
- Assignment submission
- Extensions and penalties
- Returning assignments
- Resubmission of assignments
- Referencing requirements
Outline any participation requirements, value (where relevant), and criteria by which performance will be judged.
If you wish to apply a penalty for non tutorial participation you can nominate one of the penalties included in the Arts faculty policy http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/policy-bank/policies/tutorial-attendance.php
Include details of each assessment component as follows:
Details of task:
Provide details of tasks including any set questions, resources used or found, how students are to proceed if there is more than one option available, formatting, referencing or particular submission requirements.
State when the information will be available if not provided in the Unit Guide.
Word counts for Arts units can be found at http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/policy-bank/policies/wordcount-percentages-of-assessment.php.
State the % value of the work in relation to the overall assessment.
In this section you should inform students about the need to submit work with a signed coversheet (include the location if hand delivered). If you have specific requirements, i.e. a particular referencing system or the use of Turnitin, please provide details.
Estimated return date:
State when a student should receive feedback on the assessment task
Refer to the Assessment Summary
Individual Assessment in Group Tasks:
Note: with the exception of performance units, group assessment should normally not exceed 40% of the total formal assessment in the subject/unit.
- The weighting of assessment of group project work should correspond to the significance of group work in the unit objectives, and to the nature of the task to be assessed.
- The individual contribution to group work should be appropriately factored into the overall mark for the group project.
- The length of a written group project should be consistent with the nature of the task, the weighting it has been given in the subject/unit, the number of students in the group and the weighting given to each individual contribution.
- In calculating the weight of assessment tasks for the unit, the overall word length of a written group project should be divided by the number of students. For example, a 6000 word project written by 3 students should count as 2000 words for each student. If the group task involves significantly more input from each student than would an individual assignment of the same length, a case may be made to the relevant committee for allowing a greater percentage weighting to the group task than indicated by the word count alone.
- A student may be given an alternative, individual task where evidence is provided by a professional practitioner that the student cannot perform the group task or would disadvantage other members of the group.
State how you will assess the different year levels in this unit. What are the qualitative and quantitative measurements? Provide details of the different requirements.
Criteria for Marking
Your criteria for marking should:
- be linked to learning outcomes
- be able to distinguish between different levels of student achievement
- correspond with information given to students
- include different criteria for different components
Please state what will be taken into account when marking the assessment piece
Example 1- Written work
- Relevance to the set topic
- Logical planning and sequence of argument or explanation
- Clarity of expressions consistent use of bibliographical expression accurate spelling and grammatical expressions
- Depth and breadth of reading and research
Example 2 - Seminar presentation
This mark will cover your discussion of readings and projects, participation in performance exercises and, brief ‘homework’ assignments to be done in groups or individually, rehearsal work during class time warm-up practices and attendance.
Note: some Schools may have a table that will spell out the criteria for written work under headings, e.g. Basic Criteria, Presentation and Content and then have additional requirements for each year level. Others may use a generic assessment and grading table that outlines the grades, the use of language, the coverage of ideas and information sources.
Provide details of any formal examination(s). Will it be held during the examination period? What is the length of the examination?
There are six options for the return of assignments. Select one of the options and enter any additional detail.
The new Arts policy on On-line Submission of Assignments can be found at http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/policy-bank/policies/on-line-submission-of-assignments.php
- While online submission is the standard for the Faculty of Arts, concurrent hardcopy submission is available to support marking and feedback. Hardcopy submission without concurrent online submission is also possible for those assessment items that cannot be submitted electronically due to technical reasons.
Note, if you intend to use Online Submission only, consider how you plan to provide feedback and if that means you need to specify a particular format (e.g., specify Word if you want to use track changes).
Online Submission in Moodle
As the Faculty will be transitioning to Moodle in second semester, the information in the online template regarding online assignment submission has been checked by the VLE implementation team. The VLE team has also provided the following clarification about the assignment submission in Moodle.
Moodle accepts all file formats. However, you may prefer to specify a particular format due to the nature of the activity or for ease of handling (e.g., Word (.doc, .docx) if you plan to use track changes for marking and feedback purposes).
The VLE team advises that Moodle will automatically do the following:
- separate student files when all are downloaded as a zip file
- add the student name as a prefix to the assignment file's title, so adding their authcate probably isn't required for the assignment title
- add the date submitted as a suffix
Screenshots of what students see when they submit an assignment via Moodle
No assignment submitted
Send for marking
Students can access the Arts coversheet via their My Monash portal (they navigate to the Study and administration tab > My Units > Select the unit > Teaching and Learning Tools > Barcoded coversheet). Note: this is different from the staff portal set-up.
- Information about how to access the coversheet has been included in the unit guide template. Students can both use it for electronic submission and print it for hardcopy submission.
- The benefit of using the My Monash portal version of the coversheet is that student details (id, name, unit code) are automatically generated.
If you want to include instructions on how to copy and paste the coversheet into a Word document, please see suggested wording below
- CTRL + A to highlight the html coversheet
- CTRL + C to copy or right click mouse and copy
- CTRL + V to paste into word document or right click mouse and paste
- Page layout – Page set up
- Set margins to 1cm (Top, bottom, left, right)
- Check paper is A4 portrait
- CTRL + A to highlight all of coversheet
- Change font size to 10.5pt
- Coversheet now fits onto one A4 page
Note: the barcode number does not copy over to Word document if using browser Mozilla Firefox, it only works in Internet Explorer. Further optional instructions are provided below.
Steps to copy barcode image into Word document (if using Mozilla Firefox)
- Go to html barcoded coversheet
- Put mouse over barcode, right click and copy image
- Go to coversheet in Word document, right click and paste image
- Barcode image of student’s ID is now inserted
Extensions and penalties
Refer to the Arts policy which was recently amended: http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/policy-bank/assessment.php
Note within semester, teaching staff are expected to hand back assignments in class or during consultation hours - for further details, see point 4 Protocol for the return of assignments/feedback of the Arts Assessment and Feedback Procedures.
There are four options for the return of assignments. Select one of the options and enter any additional detail.
Resubmission of assignments
State whether resubmission is allowed/not allowed for this unit. If it is allowed, include details on how students would request resubmission and under what circumstances.
Note: the Faculty of Arts does not have a resubmission policy; the policy governing review and remarking of assessment can be found at http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/policy-bank/policies/review-remarking-policy.php. In the case that this unit is the last unit required to complete the course, a final fail for the completed unit withing the range of 45 - 49 can qualify the student to apply for supplementary assessment. The policy, procedures and application form can be found under Supplementary Assessment at http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/policy-bank/assessment.php.
State the requirements for referencing and/or refer students to the appropriate Faculty or School/ Department guide.
- Section 1 – Cover Page
- Section 2 – Academic Overview
- Section 3 – Unit Schedule
- Section 4 – Assessment Requirements
- Section 5 – Other Information