QAA Conference 2021: Authentic Assessment in a post-COVID world

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.

Launch Event

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: v.hill@arts.ac.uk

Book on Eventbrite here: .
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A meeting invite will sent to you nearer the event.

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The project

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A sense of belonging is considered one of the most important needs of students in their learning. The pandemic has deepened feelings of ‘unbelonging’ among many higher education students as it has exacerbated existing inequalities.

This QAA Collaborative Enhancement Project will propose new quality indicators that focus on belonging, compassion and equity, in critique of traditional metrics. It will identify approaches to assessment that nurture belonging through meaningful, compassionate interactions and practices.

By its conclusion in November 2022, the project will deliver a number of open-source outcomes that will be shared with the HE sector:

  • a symposium on compassionate assessment
  • a briefing paper on the project’s activity
  • a blog documenting the organic development of materials and providing a space for exchange of ideas
  • a participatory digital resource.