Posts By: Shelley Thompson

Assessment and feedback drop-ins next week

If you would like an opportunity to talk through assessment and feedback on your unit or programme, come along to Tuesday’s assessment drop-in sessions with Dr Shelley Thompson, the CEL Theme Leader for assessment and feedback. These are informal sessions designed to support you with your questions about assessment and feedback (formative and summative), whether… Read more »

Co-creating Assessment with Students: ‘Backward Design’, Agency and Assessment Clarity

  by Dr Richard Wallis and Dr Ashley Woodfall   It’s that time of year when, as teaching staff, we’re working to bring student understanding of unit assessment to the fore. There are many things that can cloud that understanding. Sometimes we might feel that student disengagement is at play, and however many times we… Read more »

A renewed focus on academic integrity to combat contract cheating

The QAA has recently published a report on contract cheating in higher education, which encourages, among other things, a focus on academic integrity to help address contract cheating. The 37-page report was researched and written in response to higher education sector concerns about the use of ‘essay mills’ by students to engage in contract cheating… Read more »

Meet your new Assessment and Feedback Theme Leader: Dr Shelley Thompson

Hi everyone, I’d like to introduce myself as the CEL theme leader for enhancing assessment and feedback. My name is Shelley Thompson, and I’m a senior lecturer and Head of Education and Professional Practice for Politics programmes in the Faculty of Media and Communication’s Corporate and Marketing Communications Department. I’m so excited to be working… Read more »