External Examiner Mentor

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Appointment as External Examiner Mentor to support a new colleague during their first year of appointment. Role included:
• advising on approaches to moderation including applying criteria, assessing consistency of marking, sampling across grade boundaries, dealing with borderlines, fails
• advising on dealing with draft examination papers, coursework titles, assessing the appropriateness of questions/titles in terms of coverage of topics/learning outcomes, level of challenge, rigour, ambiguity, fairness etc
• advising on assessment processes within professional contexts
• advising on the role and perspective of the External Examiner in Assessment Boards (in relation to moderation, extenuating circumstances, malpractice as appropriate)
• advising on the context of verbal and written reports clarifying details, providing support and building confidence.
PeriodApr 2019 → …
Held atUniversity of Cumbria, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational