Feedback – Reflection and Action Planning
Typically, at the end of Semester 1, the reflection and action planning should be undertaken by both the Academic Advisor and their student in order to reflect on academic performance. The outcomes of which should inform and develop the student in Semester 2.
Before a student meets with their Academic Advisor
Form 1. Collation of Feedback. The student must be directed to complete this as it will form the basis of discussions. It is important that students are briefed to have copies of their feedback available at the Academic Advisor meeting, as well as the Collation of Feedback form as there is often a need to refer to them to ensure the summaries are a true reflection, this is particularly relevant at level 4 when students are unfamiliar with terminology or feedback mechanisms.
At the meeting – which should ideally be a 1-1 appointment, the Academic Advisor can help their students reflect on their collated feedback and identify relevant actions to focus on to improve future attainment. These actions can then be recorded on Form 2. Action Plan and revisited at the end of the second semester or start of the following year. To assist you in completing Form 2, please take a look at the Action Plan additional guidance.
Examples of what Academic Advisors should look to discuss with their student
- Generally how well are students performing in terms of grades?
- How are they feeling about the marks they are getting?
- Can the student understand any key issues or mistakes with their assessments?
- What strengths do they have?
- Is their attendance impacting on their attainment?
- Are there any issues regarding this that Student Support Advisors should be made aware of?
- Are they using the assessment brief and marking scheme effectively to develop their assignments?
- Are there any study skills sessions, including utilising Studiosity that might help develop skills/understanding? Please take a look at the resources available at the Skills Centre.
- Are they finding technical aspects of the course particularly challenging?
Once you have had these discussions, Academic Advisors would help their student identify a range of between 3 and 6 actions and these must be recorded on Form 2. Action Plan along with additional guidance provided. This may well include attendance as well as assessment focused areas.
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