Maynooth University’s Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) launched its Assessment and Feedback Hub on Friday 18th November 2022. The hub is a key deliverable of one of CTL’s National Forum funded Strategic Alignment of Teaching and Learning Enhancement (SATLE) projects ‘Assess for Success’. The hub has been designed to provide a central, online, ‘go-to’ space where Maynooth University staff, and indeed colleagues from outside of the university, can find resources to support and enhance assessment and feedback practice. The six topic areas in the hub were identified as priorities by University staff. Those areas are:
- Approaches to Assessment
- Feedback and Feedback Literacy
- Authentic Assessment
- Principles, Policies and Frameworks
- Self and Peer Assessment
- Using Rubrics to Promote Learning
Each topic area has a dedicated section on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and accessibility considerations.
On the morning of the 18th, prior to the launch, Professors Sally Brown and Kay Sambell facilitated a workshop for staff on group assessment. Sally and Kay, who will keynote at the forthcoming QQI assessment conference in January 2023, collaborated closely with Maynooth University colleagues in resource development and workshop facilitation, as well as providing expert guidance, over the course of the project. Reflecting on the initiative as a whole after the launch, Sally noted ‘this substantial project has been brilliantly executed by Maynooth University and will make a useful contribution to assessment and feedback practices for staff and students across Maynooth and beyond’. Commenting on the hub, and specifically on the suite of Maynooth University developed Open Education Resources (OERs), Kay remarked that ‘these OERs have been produced in alignment with the requirements identified by cross-institutional reviews and draw attention to the practical implications of the research-based literature to contribute fully to the Assessing for Success project’.
CTL urge colleagues to engage with the resources gathered in the hub and would be grateful to receive feedback to Dr Alison Farrell.