Academic Calibration: Did you know?

Did you know that participating as a calibrator in the IRU Academic Calibration process can be used as evidence to support your ‘Contribution to administrative activities in the University’ and ‘Engagement with the professions and/or community’ in your next academic promotion?

Academic Calibration is an external peer review process which sees selected topics peer reviewed to compare outcomes and grades, and hopefully maintain and improve academic standards and promote discussion on good practice in learning and teaching across the Innovative Research University (IRU) network of universities. Along the way it also ensures that the University is compliant with the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015.

Participating as a calibrator involves accessing a package of topic materials including marked assessment samples and providing feedback via an online report on the suitability and comparability of learning outcomes, assessment tasks and assessment processes for the topic. All up it amounts to around 5-10 hours of work which can serve as professional development, and an opportunity to experience, evaluate and possibly learn from a topic from your discipline at another institution.

A number of topics are currently seeking calibrator nominations and you can view the list on the Academic Calibration website.

Email the Academic Calibration Coordinator now to register your interest.

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