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Resources and Support in the Assessment Process

Teaching Development Unit

The Teaching Development Unit (TDU) seeks to empower staff to fulfil the University’s commitment to excellence in higher learning. TDU aims to help staff to develop the competencies, skills and pedagogical knowledge that they need to provide high quality teaching, and to foster reflective practice skills so that academic teachers become equipped to improve their own practice. Through this work with staff TDU aims to enhance organisational capacity and capability in relation to quality teaching and learning.

TDU offers a range of assessment-related resources including workshops and booklets as well as the TDU Talk magazine. Assessment-related booklets include:

Individual support is available for all staff in planning or refining assessment.

More information on the resources and services provided by TDU can be found on the TDU website.

Waikato Centre for eLearning

The Waikato Centre for eLearning (WCEL) provides staff capacity and capability building through professional development and support for effectively using technology for teaching and learning, research and administration. It manages major University E-learning systems including Moodle, Turnitin, Panopto Coursecast and Google Apps.

The calendar of WCEL’s professional development courses is available in iWaikato or contact the Centre to discuss assessment opportunities through E-learning.

The Library - Te Whare Pukapuka

The Library provides an extensive collection of online, print and audio-visual resources that fully support the teaching, learning and research needs of University staff and students. It offers a series of generic tutorials and information literacy programmes to introduce students to the Library and its resources and participates in e-learning initiatives that facilitate teaching and learning. Professional Library staff work closely on an individual and group basis with students and academic staff to assist them with their teaching and learning needs, and to help them to identify, access and manage research-related information.

Student Services

The Student Services Division provides a central service for student welfare, support and accommodation, and policies, information, advice and services relating to student administration and academic matters. The student Information Centre, located in the Student Centre, and the Assessment and Graduation Office, located in Student Union Building (SUB), are part of this Division.

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