What....? Consensus moderation? But, you're probably doing it already!

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Title What....? Consensus moderation? But, you're probably doing it already!
Author Nulty, Duncan David
Publication Title Society for Research into Higher Education: Positive Futures for higher education; connections, communities and criticality
Editor Francois Smit
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Society for Research in Higher Education
Abstract Consensus moderation has been advocated as a mechanism by which universities can ensure the consistency and appropriateness of their academic standards. Unfortunately, for many academics, the term “consensus moderation” has no tangible meaning, while for others the term has only a narrow meaning. This is unhelpful when attempting to implement broader use of consensus moderation as a central component of academic quality assurance. This paper reports on research that maps the term “consensus moderation” to a time-line of eight levels of activity academics routinely engage in. Example practices are provided as a way to help people to realise that, in fact, many consensus moderation practices are already in common use – without those using them realising. Surfacing this realisation is a key component to reducing the “ad hoc” quality of some of these practices, systematising their use and thereby extracting more purposeful and deliberate benefit from them.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.srhe.ac.uk/conference2011/
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the author 2011. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this conference please refer to the conference’s website or contact the author.
Conference name SRHE 2011
Location Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales
Date From 2011-12-07
Date To 2011-12-09
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/45475
Date Accessioned 2012-01-16
Language en_US
Faculty Griffith Institute for Higher Education
Subject Education Assessment and Evaluation
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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