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Subject Lifecycle

Use the Subject Lifecycle resource to gain an overview of key points within the learning, teaching and assessment policy and procedures. Refer to the policy library for a full description of the policy or procedure.

Click the headings within the accordions (i.e. LTA Proc 3.1.3) to find out more about that key point.

Abbreviations: CAI - Coursework Academic Integrity  |  CP - Core principle  |  LTA - Learning, Teaching and Assessment  |  Proc. - Procedure |  SO - Subject Outline

Plan

LTA Proc 3.1.3
Assessment methods must be the same across study mode and campus.

LTA Proc. 3.1.2
Ensure transparent assessment descriptions and rubrics that contain criteria or scales that define the standards expected of students' work.

CAI Proc. 3.2
Staff and affiliates must complete JCU's staff Coursework Academic Integrity Education Modules where directed by the University.

LTA Proc. 3.2.5
Examination papers for the examination period are securely prepared, approved and submitted to the College Administration and Examinations Unit in a timely manner in order to meet deadlines, as outlined in the Examinations Procedure.

Prepare the subject outline according to the SO Procedure.

LTA Proc. 2.4.2. d
Communicate the actions taken in response to a subject review to other staff and students.

SO Proc. 3.1
Make SO available on Learning Management System (LearnJCU), five university working days before the start of the study period.

Prepare the LearnJCU site according to the Student Digital Experience Policy.

LTA Proc. 1.4.1. a
Ensure that LearnJCU provides access to core learning materials and extension options through technologies where appropriate.

LTA Proc. 4.2.1
Face-to-face and online teaching environments have up-to-date and relevant equipment and resources that enhance a range of different teaching approaches.

Teach and Assess

LTA Proc. 1.3.1
Students are offered a variety of resources, teaching methods, and flexible approaches to learning in recognition to their learning needs and acknowledging their social and culturally diverse backgrounds.

LTA Policy CP4
Student learning is facilitated by inspiring, motivating and research-informed teaching.

LTA Proc. 1.2.3
Students receive explicit learning and teaching information using commonly accepted terminology and language appropriate to the discipline.

LTA Proc. 4.1
Teaching requirements.

LTA Proc. 4.2.2. a
Learning activities and teaching strategies cater for, and encourage, student equity, diversity and inclusion.

CAI Proc 1
Staff responsibilities.

- Consultation -

LTA Proc. 4.3.1
Consultation arrangements are communicated in the subject outline.

LTA Policy CP3
Assessment is valid, fair, authentic, developmental, transparent, and varied.

LTA Proc. 3.2
Assessment methods.

LTA Proc. 3.1.7
Early assessment (pre-census) must be used to monitor student progress against subject learning outcomes and to identify additional support requirements.

CAI Proc. 4.1. a
Breach (of academic integrity) by a student - report as directed in the Student Academic Misconduct Procedure.

LTA Proc. 3.2.5
Examination papers for the examination period are securely prepared, approved and submitted to the College Administration and Examinations Unit in a timely manner in order to meet deadlines, as outlined in the Examinations Procedure.

- Moderation -

LTA Proc. 3.6
Moderation.

- Grading/marking -

LTA Proc. 3.7
Grades and results.

- Providing Feedback -

LTA Proc. 3.5
Feedback on assessment.

LTA Proc. 3.5.2. a
Students receive feedback on an early assessment item before census date.

LTA Proc. 3.5.2. c
Feedback on assessment is provided in timely manner relative to the study period:

  • within 15 university working days for a 13-week subject
  • within 7 university working days for a 7-week subject.

LTA Proc 3.5.1
Feedback on examinations are made available in LearnJCU GradeCentre or by student request after the results release date.

LTA Proc. 3.2.7
A deferred assessment (including an examination) is a delay (postponement) to the start date of an assessment item. A deferral can be requested by a student due to extenuating circumstances under the Special Consideration Procedure.

Promote YourJCU survey in accordance with the Student Experience of Learning and Teaching Policy.

Review

LTA Proc. 2.4
Course and subject feedback and review.

LTA Proc. 2.4.2. a
Conduct an annual review of student feedback.

LTA Proc. 2.4.2
Subject Coordinators undertake a biannual peer review of a subject that includes YourJCU student feedback, learning analytics data, assessment plans, moderation processes and grading practices.

LTA Proc. 2.4.2. c
Utilise elements of the 4Q model of evaluation for peer review and self-reflection.

LTA Proc. 2.3
Learning outcomes.

LTA Proc 2.3.3
Course and subject learning outcomes are written from the point-of-view of student learning.

LTA Proc. 3.1.4
Every subject learning outcome must be assured through assessment.

LTA Proc. 3.2.2
Assessment methods are balanced.

LTA Proc. 3.1.2
Learning outcomes and assessment are aligned.

CAI Proc. 1.1. a
Ensure assessment items are varied and intentionally designed to promote academic integrity.

LTA Policy CP2
Students participate in engaging and futures-orientated subjects.

LTA Proc. 2.1
Curriculum design.

LTA Proc. 2.1.1.c
Ensuring course and subject design is inclusive and anticipates student diversity without lowering academic standards.

Improve

LTA Proc. 2.4.2. b
Monitor and consider survey and learning analytics data to improve current and future subject content.

LTA Proc. 2.1.1. g
Incorporate changes as a result of student feedback.

LTA Policy CP2
Students participate in engaging and futures-orientated subjects.

LTA Proc. 2.1
Curriculum design.

LTA Proc. 2.2
Skills development.

LTA Proc. 3.1.4. e
Staff must assess English language and numeracy proficiency. Refer to the English Language and Numeracy Policy

Subject Review Tool (SRT)

The Subject Review Tool (SRT) has been designed to be a simple tool you can use to review your subject’s alignment with eight core focus areas that relate to learners’ experience.

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Downloadable version - Subject Lifecycle (PDF, 134 KB)


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