10 Things I Learnt About Assessment and Feedback

by Liz Austen Last week I attended two conferences: International Assessment in HE (#Assessmentheconf) and our internal Learning and Teaching Conference (#shult17).  On reflection, here are some of the things I learnt – or perhaps un-learnt and then re-learnt* :- feedback is only feedback if there is a monitored response to the message (and this requires coherent course design and relationships…

Meet the Team – Liz Austen – Senior Lecturer in Research, Evaluation and Student Engagement

2020 update. Liz is appointed Head of Evaluation and Research at Sheffield Hallam University Meet the Team – Dr Liz Austen – Senior Lecturer Research, Evaluation and Student Engagement (2017) My academic profile: https://www.shu.ac.uk/about-us/our-people/staff-profiles/liz-austen Summary My current work focuses on student experiences within higher education and the policy context which shapes them. Most recently my…

New publication analysing written feedback to undergraduate students

Research exploring the construction of written feedback has been published today in the Practitioner Research in Higher Education journal.  “Balancing academic gatekeeping and interpersonal positioning: A qualitative analysis of written feedback to undergraduate students” by Liz Austen (STEER), documents an analysis of 136 pieces of written feedback on summative student assessments.   Evidence of linguistic variations in written feedback are…