As a result of the Summit recommendations relating to assessment we are supporting a major piece of work to survey assessment practices across university mathematics and develop resources to share good practice. This also aims to focus on the costs and effects of the change required to implement good practice in new contexts so that lecturers can both see what others are doing and understand the practical issues involved if they wish to adapt those methods to their own practice. As part of this change element, the project seeks to support lecturers with funding of up to £1,500 to evaluate and implement a new form of assessment, or evaluate an existing one, whether that is a different style of examination question, the introduction of coursework into a new module, supporting the development of new projects.
This project will be presented and call for mini-projects launched at a workshop. The workshop will also present preliminary findings from a literature review of assessment practices in university mathematics and results from a study on students’ and lecturers’ perceptions of assessment in mathematics, discuss current assessment practices and invite participants to discuss the way in which they assess their students in mathematics.
This workshop will take place at Loughborough University on 17th November 2011. For full details about the workshop please visit the MU-MAP event page on the MSOR website.
For further details of the project please visit the MU-MAP project website.
To register to attend the workshop or to learn more about the mini-projects please contact Paola Iannone.