The City University London would like to thank you for taking the time to complete this form, which seeks comments on the following areas:
Section A: Undertaking Your Role Section B: Programme Structure and Standards Section C: Teaching, Learning and Assessment Practices.
The purpose of the form is to obtain feedback from you to confirm or otherwise the standards of programmes that lead to an award of City University London and to receive further comment on potential ways in which we can further develop the student learning experience. To support us in this, Section C provides a particular opportunity to reflect on practices operated by the programme, including the identification of good practice and areas for development. In addition, we very much encourage reflective comments to be provided in Sections A and B, but also provide Examiners with the opportunity to give a ‘yes’ answer where they reserve such reflection for later in the report. Where a ‘no’ answer is provided, Examiners will be required to provide further context to enable us to undertake appropriate action.
You may, should you consider it appropriate, send a separate, additional report confidential to the Vice-Chancellor, concerning matters of significance and/or sensitivity.
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Programme / Module (s) *
School / Validated Institution * Please select...
School of Arts and Social Sciences
Arts Educational Schools
Cass Business School
City and Islington College
The City Law School
School of Health Sciences
School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Learning Enhancement and Development
Name of External Examiner *
Year of appointment * Please select...
Date of assessment board *
Please specify what year
Address for correspondence *
Number of dissertations read (NB for payment purposes for applicable masters programmes) Please select...
If the programme is delivered in partnership with another institution, please state the name
Section C - Teaching, Learning and Assessment
10. Learning, Teaching and Assessment processes Please evaluate the following aspects:
10a. The range, depth and suitability of assessment methods and whether they support students in achieving the intended learning outcomes and enable assessors to evaluate whether these have been achieved? * Please provide further detail.
10b. The appropriateness of the assessment criteria and the way in which they are applied by internal examiners. * Please provide further detail.
10c. The quality of feedback provided to students to support their learning. * Please provide further detail.
10d. The processes for assessment and determination of awards, including the soundness and fairness of the conduct of the Assessment Board. * Please provide further detail.
11. Partnerships -
Where the programme you are examining is delivered in partnership between the University and another institution, please provide any additional comments on your examining experience where there has not been an opportunity to do so in earlier parts of the report. This includes whether you have made any visits to the partner institution and confirmation that you are satisfied with the academic standards and quality of the student learning experience for which the University has ultimate responsibility.
12. Work-based learning or work placements -
If the programme includes work-based learning or work placements please include comment on appropriateness of these. Where these are assessed, please discuss your involvement in this process and how they have supported student learning.
13. Good Practice and strengths -
It would be helpful to the University and programme team if you could provide examples of good practice or strengths that you have observed, for example these could include innovation, diversity, effectiveness or efficiency of assessment methods, quality of feedback provided to students etc.
* Please provide further detail.
14. Areas for further development -
Please provide clarification if there are any areas that you think require development both in the short and longer term.
* Please provide further detail if applicable.
15. Final Year -
In your final year of appointment, please also provide an overview report on developments in the programme during your term of office as external examiner:
16. Additional observations (not covered elsewhere in the report)
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