Join us for a day of interactive discussion, reflection and practice sharing, exploring perspectives and possibilities of assessment to nurture belonging as a way to address issues of social justice.
This symposium will feature presenters from across the higher education sector includingDr Maha Bali (Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning & Teaching at the American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt) and Dr Jan McArthur (Senior Lecturer in Education and Social Justice at Lancaster University, UK).
Colleagues from University of the Arts London, Glasgow School of Art and Leeds Arts University will open up the space to consider humanising, compassionate policies and pedagogies of assessment.
Topics will include:
authentic assessment for social good in the creative industries
pass/fail grading and the implications of these on policy design and enactment.
This event forms part of the QAA Collaborative Enhancement Project ‘Belonging through assessment: Pipelines of compassion’, led by University of the Arts London, partnered with Glasgow School of Art and Leeds Arts University.
More information For more information about the QAA Collaborative Enhancement Project, take a look at this blog. You can also get in touch with Vikki Hill, Project Lead, at: email@example.com International colleagues and non-QAA Members should contact Vikki directly. This event will be recorded and shared on the project blog.
Vikki Hill Project Lead, UAL
Dr. Jan McArthur Lancaster University
Break/ sharing space
Professor Sam Broadhead, LAU Dr Neil Currant, UAL Peter Hughes, LAU
Panel discussion on pass/fail assessment in arts higher education
11.30 – 12.30
Dr Maha Bali American University in Cairo
Break/ sharing space
Mo-Ling Chui, UAL Michael Smith, UAL Janine Francois, UAL
We were delighted to be joined by colleagues from across the UK and beyond to explore the project themes and the paradoxical questions that are raised when we speak about social justice and assessment, quality indicators and compassion. As a team, we designed this event to be an open exploration of the research and personal motivations that have brought each of us to this collaboration. The discussions that took place will inform our research development and we are grateful for the contributions from the participants. This post outlines key points from each speaker alongside their slides.
On 13th May 2021 Vikki Hill presented the QAA project Belonging through Assessment: Pipelines of Compassion as part of the QAA Conference breakout on Authentic Assessment in a post-COVID World with Dr Jan McArthur and William Hasty.
Belonging through assessment: Pipelines of compassion QAA Collaborative Enhancement Project 2021 Launch Event
10 June 2.30-4pm
‘Belonging through assessment: Pipelines of compassion’ proposes a key role for student belonging in arts’ assessments policies and pedagogies to help address issues of social justice.
Come and join us for our launch event where the team from UAL, Glasgow School of Art and Leeds Arts University will open up a discussion on exploring the wicked problems and paradoxes that exist for developing humanising, relational practices within managerialist culture.
If you have any questions, get in touch with Vikki Hill, Project Lead: firstname.lastname@example.org