Assurance of learning
Wellington School of Business and Government has developed its Assurance of Learning (AoL) processes in line with the 2013 AACSB Business Accrediation Standards and Accounting Accreditation Standards, with the aim of producing continuous improvement of our degree programmes.
These pages provide an explanation of our AoL system, as well as key resources that you will need for conducting an AoL exercise, including:
- Policies and procedures
- Rubrics and scoring templates
- Documents relating to the BCom in particular, including programme learning goals, major attributes and course learning objectives, and curriculum maps showing which courses are contributing to the development of the various learning goals and major attributes, and where AoL exercises are planned to take place.
Further useful resources include workshop slides, writing style guides, teaching and learning project reports and funding application forms, and links to a host of useful websites and resources to help with developing our collective Teaching & Learning expertise.
The website and resources are subject to change as we adopt the principles of continuous improvement ourselves, and we welcome your enquiries and suggestions for improvements.
- Go to A Quick Guide to Assurance of Learning for an basic introduction.
- Beyond Assessment: Assuring Student Learning in Higher Education, co-authored by Vicky Mabin, Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) and Stephen Marshall (Acting Director, CAD), published in the Proceedings of the Symposium on Assessment and Learner Outcomes, September 2011. This is a more formal academic paper discussing our AoL system.
- ppt71KBAssessment Symposium Presentation is a PPT delivered at the Symposium.
These two PDFs are specific to the Bachelor of Commerce degree:
- pdf186.0KBLearning Goals and Objectives, revised in November 2014
- pdf239.0KBMajor Attributes, revised in 2015
- pdf1MB Course Design - A Hands On Workshop, Centre for Academic Development (CAD) and Student Learning; facilitated by Dr Stephen Marshall, Meegan Hall, Dr Amanda Gilbert
- pdf1.25MB Writing Effective Assignments, Centre for Academic Development and Student Learning Workshop; facilitated by Dr Stephen Marshall and Jan Stewart (Student Learning)
- pdf437KB Marking with Rubrics, Centre for Academic Development and Student Learning Workshop; facilitated by Dr Stephen Marshall (UTDC) and Jan Stewart (Student Learning)
- pdf585KB Business School Assurance of Learning Process presentation, presented during a Workshop by Vicky Mabin, Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning)
- pdf1MBBusiness School Writing Skills booklet
- pdf120KBAPA Referencing: a new set of rules from the sixth APA Manual
- pdf640KBBusiness School Business Report Writing Guide
- pdf1.59MBThe Mechanics of Assessment
- Check out our Useful Resources for videos, documents, presentations and other related websites.