Additional Course Outline Information
Students display academic integrity when they submit for assessment work that is their own. When this is not the case, the students are engaging in cheating or dishonest practices. All forms of cheating and dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties will result. Students should refer to Regulation J of the General Course and Examination Regulations.
Assignment one and the professional practice are graded on a Pass/Fail basis. Satisfactory completion of the assignment and professional practice to a Pass grade is required to pass the course. An examiner's meeting will be held at the end of the course to confirm final grades and to ensure fairness and consistency.
Attendance at class sessions is expected throughout the course for New Plymouth students. Students must attend and participate in the course sufficiently to meet the learning outcomes. Students are responsible for obtaining relevant lecture/course information should they miss classes. Students must also participate in the course suffiently via Learn to meet the learning outcomes.
Insufficient attendance and participation in the course may make students ineligible for teaching practice. Non attendence at the Professional Practice briefing may also make students ineligible for teaching practice.
Formal and informal evaluation will take place in accordance with the relevant Course Evaluation policy, to provide feedback to teaching staff about the relevance and validity of what has been learned as well as the quality of course delivery.
The College undertakes a process of internal and external moderation of assessment. This is to ensure that the assessment system is fair, equitable, consistent and manageable.
Work handed in after the due date with no extension granted is considered late. Late work will not be marked, unless exceptional circumstances apply (eg illness, accident, bereavement or critical personal circumstances). Relevant evidence such as a medical certificate or a letter from a counsellor may be required in order for the course co-ordinator to make a decision about whether or not to mark late work. No work will be accepted after assignments have been returned to students.
Assignments must be word processed in Times New Roman 12 point font with a 3cm left hand margin, 1.5 line spacing and stapled in the corner. Every page must be named and numbered. Keep a copy of all assignments. Students must attach a completed cover sheet to all work.
Under exceptional circumstances (eg illness, accident, bereavement or critical personal circumstances) individual students may be granted an extension of the due date for an assignment. There is, however, a limit to the length of time that an extension can be granted and this should be negotiated with the course co-ordinator in the first instance. Extensions will not normally be given for longer than one week from the due date, unless exceptional circumstances prevail. Extensions are not granted automatically to students.
Requests for extensions should be emailed to the course co-ordinator at least two days prior to the due date for the asignment. Relevant evidence such as a medical certificate or a letter from a counsellor may be required in order for the course co-ordinator to make a decision about whether or not to grant an extension. A copy of the course co-ordinator's email comfirming the extension (if granted) and any supporting documentation must be attached to and submitted with the assignment.
Extensions will not normally be granted because of pressure of University study, eg several pieces of work being due at the same time. Students are encouraged to plan their work in a realistic manner and in advance so they can meet their assessment deadlines.
Resubmissions are permitted for assignment one only. If work for assignment one meets most of the criteria required to pass, the student may be given the opportunity to resubmit the assignment to bring it to passing standard. No more than one resubmission will be permitted.
Resubmissions are normally restricted to work that is originally submitted on or before the due date.
Students will have one week from the return of an assignment, to resubmit their work. For the resubmitted assessment to be marked the original assignment and original marking sheet must be attached to the resubmit.
A resubmitted assignment that meets requirements will be awarded a Pass. A resubmitted assignment that does not meet the passing standard will be awarded a Fail.
As well as attending lectures, it is essential that all students regularly access the course website on Learn. All course information such as the course kaupapa, notices, assessment information, required and recommended readings, audio recordings of lectures, and other teaching resources etc will be available on this site.
It is NOT possible to receive aegrotat consideration for assignment one. If a student is prevented from completing assignment one due to illness, injury or other critical personal circumstance, they may apply for an extension. Students should refer to Regulation H of the General Course and Examination regulations. Information is also outlined in the 'Assessment Guidelines for Students' booklet.
Assignment 1: New Plymouth students should submit their work through Turnitin via the course Learn site by 5.00pm on or before the due date. Information regarding the process to follow will be provided. It is the responsibility of the students to check their Internet access and ability to submit their work via the online system. Any technical difficulties should be notified well in advance of the due date so that assistance can be provided or alternative arrangements can be negotiated. If you require assistance, please email email@example.com or phone 0800763676 ext. 6060.
Professional Practice report book : New Plymouth students should submit their professional practice report book to Donna Williamson-Garner by the due date.