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2021 HELTASA National Extended Curriculum Programme (ECP) Colloquiumhttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=82392021 HELTASA National Extended Curriculum Programme (ECP) ColloquiumClaudia Swart<p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>​2021 HELTASA National Extended Curriculum Programme (ECP) Colloquium</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">All academics are invited to register for the <span style="text-align:justify;">​2021 HELTASA National Extended Curriculum Programme (ECP) Colloquium.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The annual <strong>N</strong><strong>ational Extended Curriculum Programme (ECP) Colloquium</strong> hosted by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Stellenbosch University (SU), the University of the Western Cape and the University of Cape Town will take place <strong>online </strong>from <strong>17 to 19 August 2021</strong>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The theme of this year's conference is Promoting Scholarship in ECP. The colloquium brings together lecturers, academic staff developers and support staff with an interest in the many foundational and extended curriculum provisions across the different higher education institutions in South Africa.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Different higher education institutions in various provinces have organised annual ECP colloquia over the past few years. The colloquia were developed to stimulate discussion among ECP practitioners, administrators and academics about themes and phenomena that are of concern to them. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Please visit the colloquium's website for more information: </strong><a href="https://ecpcolloquium.co.za/"><strong>https://ecpcolloquium.co.za/</strong></a></p><p><strong>Enquiries:</strong> Claudia Swart: claudias2@sun.ac.za ​</p>
SU Teaching Excellence Awards 2021https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8425SU Teaching Excellence Awards 2021Dr Karin Cattell-Holden <p style="text-align:center;"><strong>​SU Teaching Excellence Awards 2021</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Applications for the Stellenbosch University (SU) Teaching Excellence Awards 2021 are currently awaited. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Teaching Excellence Awards acknowledge outstanding teaching at SU. All teaching staff – permanent as well as contract appointments – are eligible for these awards. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">As from 2021 lecturers may apply as an individual or as a teaching team.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The awards are offered in two categories, namely <em>Developing Teacher</em> and <em>Distinguished Teacher</em>. The <strong><em>Developing Teacher</em></strong><strong> award</strong> is open to lecturers who can be described as “<em>scholarly teachers</em>":</p><p><em>Reflective practitioners</em> think deliberately and critically about their teaching practice, and systematically review and document their professional growth. <em>Scholarly teachers </em>additionally draw on educational literature to reflect on their teaching practice and professional growth, and move beyond personal reflection to observation and peer review of their teaching. </p><p>(<em>Teaching and Learning Policy</em>, 2018:4-5)</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The <strong><em>Distinguished Teacher</em></strong><strong> award</strong> is open to teaching academics who are “<em>teaching scholars</em>" or “<em>leaderly teaching scholars</em>":</p><p><em>Teaching scholars</em> research their teaching practice and document their professional growth with a view to publishing their findings publicly and contributing to the body of teaching and learning knowledge. <em>Leaderly teaching scholars </em>contribute to the body of teaching and learning knowledge through publication, and provide leadership in the field of teaching practice institutionally, nationally and internationally. </p><p>(<em>Teaching and Learning Policy</em>, 2018:5)</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The <em>Developing Teacher</em> award may be received once only and the <em>Distinguished Teacher</em> award once every five years.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In accordance with the <em>Teaching and Learning Policy</em> (2018:5), the teaching portfolio is used as the primary vehicle by which teaching excellence is judged. Portfolios may be submitted in pdf format or in an electronic format of the applicant's choice. Assistance with portfolio development is available from the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) advisors in faculties. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Nominees are initially selected by means of an internal faculty process. Successful faculty applications should subsequently be submitted to <a href="mailto:kcattell@sun.ac.za">kcattell@sun.ac.za</a> at the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) by <strong>22 October 2021</strong>. After review by an institutional selection committee, the successful nominees will be informed of their selection in the fourth quarter and receive their awards at a ceremony at the end of that quarter. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">For enquiries, please contact Dr Karin Cattell-Holden at <a href="mailto:kcattell@sun.ac.za">kcattell@sun.ac.za</a>.<br></p>
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Virtual Conference 8 - 10 November 2021https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8287Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Virtual Conference 8 - 10 November 2021Anthea Jacobs<p>​​<br><br></p><p>Introducing the second virtual Stellenbosch University Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference.<br></p><p>We cordially invite you to join our 2021 virtual conference from the comfort of your own home, office or comfortable space between 8 and 10 November, on Microsoft Teams.</p><p>To view the conference announcement video, click <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5quodibtEDw"><strong>here</strong></a>.</p><p>Please visit the <a href="/sotl"><strong>SoTL website</strong> </a> for more information or to register.​<br></p><p><br></p><p><img src="/english/PublishingImages/Lists/dualnews/My%20Items%20View/SoTL%202021%20announcement.jpg" alt="SoTL 2021 announcement.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:728px;" /><br><br></p>
National survey that focuses on academics’ experiences during remote T&L: extended until 31 Julyhttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8296National survey that focuses on academics’ experiences during remote T&L: extended until 31 JulyClaudia Swart<p><strong>​​​​National survey that focuses on academics' experiences during remote teaching and learning</strong></p><p><strong>Dear lecturer/university teacher/academic leader</strong></p><p>The Council on Higher Education, Universities South Africa and the University of the Free State invite you to take part in a national survey that focuses on (1) your experiences as lecturer/university teacher/academic leader during remote teaching and learning; and (2) your perspectives on how teaching and learning will change as a result of the pandemic and what support you might need to adapt to such changes. <br></p><p>Please note that even though respondents will not be asked for identifiable information, the survey solicits selected demographic information (institution, faculty, gender, race, level of appointment and years of experience) that might impede anonymity. This data is collected to differentiate between institutions, understand the experiential differences of remote teaching and learning between groups, and to identify whether different groups within the lecturing population feel unsupported in unfamiliar circumstances. <br></p><p>If you are willing to share your experiences and thoughts, please follow this link: <a href="https://response.questback.com/isa/qbv.dll/bylink?p=XUbsfnqp7U18d3f6331EaR6eDwC0Mpe8JorqX6koTJ4xKcR6Uo-aJe0svPvvUR114JlWFbI8JQ4PIUGRI5Y5mA2">https://response.questback.com/universityofthefreestate/SEP_TLFsurvey</a><br></p><p>​<br></p>
Moving A2 and A3 assessments online in July 2021https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8383Moving A2 and A3 assessments online in July 2021Division for Learning and Teaching Enhancement<p>​<br></p><p><strong>Moving A2 and A3 assessments online in July 2021</strong><br></p><div><div><br></div><div>In our current situation, the A2 assessments, including sit-down, invigilated examinations and all other online assessments, have been suspended. All post-graduate assessments have been postponed. The A2 and A3 assessments will resume after the recess and will take place online. Information on an A4 assessment opportunity will be communicated in due course. (Prof. Stan du Plessis, Communique 28 June 2021).<br></div><div><br></div><div>This document aims to bring together assessment advice and guidance from advisors in teaching and learning, learning technology and learning technology support, to protect the fairness of the A2 and A3 assessment opportunities and the integrity of the assessments without overloading the SUNLearn platform. Our main point of advice is to consider designing online assessment tasks as open-book tasks, focusing on higher-order thinking rather than using closed-book, recall-based tasks.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Please continue reading here:</div><div><br><a href="/english/PublishingImages/Lists/Dual%20Events/My%20Items%20View/Assessment%20Reference%20Document%20July%202021.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />Assessment Reference Document July 2021.pdf</a><br></div><div><br></div>If you have any questions or comments, please <a href="/english/learning-teaching/ctl/professional-learning-opportunities-for-t-l/faculty-based-work"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" style="">contact the CTL Advisor</strong></a> in your faculty.<br></div><p>​<br></p>
ELSABÉ DANEEL COMMUNICATION WORKSHOPShttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7981ELSABÉ DANEEL COMMUNICATION WORKSHOPSClaudia Swart<p><strong>​​​​ELSABÉ DANEEL COMMUNICATION WORKSHOPS</strong></p><p>Elsabé Daneel is a well-known television presenter and television and movie actress and has produced and acted in many theatre productions. She is a producer, director and presenter of corporate videos as well as documentaries for kykNET and M-Net.</p><p>As communication and media strategist, she conducts communication workshop titled <em>Communication IQ</em>. These fun-filled and practical workshops in communication and projection skills are geared for corporate clients, television and radio presenters, actors, public speakers, educators, students, academic personnel, etc. </p><p>Elsabé will offer three communication workshops for Stellenbosch University academic staff in 2021. The one remaining workshop will take place on 23 August.</p><p><strong>Participants can look forward to the following during the workshop:</strong><br><strong> </strong><br>·            Grasping communication jargon<br>·            Discovering the ABC of the communication process<br>·            Evaluating your strong and weaker points as a communicator<br>·            Making communication models work for you<br>·            Sussing out the technicalities that influence the communication process<br>·            Recognising the role of personal style <br>·            Thriving on body language <br>·            Experimenting with vocalics <br>·            Indulging in relaxation techniques that work<br>·            Packaging your verbal message<br>·            Establishing rapport <br>·            The dynamics of communication<br>·            Tips for highly effective communicators<br>·            Using technology in the classroom as part of the 'flipped classroom method'<br>·            Communicating effectively via online lectures.</p><p><em><strong>When:</strong></em><br>Monday 23 August</p><p><strong><em>Time:</em></strong><br>13:00 to 17:30<em> </em><br><em><strong> </strong></em><br><em><strong>Where:</strong></em><br>Den Bosch, 39 Victoria Street (opposite Skuilhoek and behind the Conservatoire)<br><strong> </strong><br><strong>There are only 10 places available per workshop.</strong><br><em> </em><br><em>Please contact Claudia Swart (</em><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;">claudias2@sun.ac.za</span><em>) to reserve your place.</em><br></p>
Teaching and Learning Research Seminar, 5 July 2021 (Prof. Kathy Luckett)https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8373Teaching and Learning Research Seminar, 5 July 2021 (Prof. Kathy Luckett)Karin Cattell-Holden<p><br><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Teaching and Learning Research Seminar, 5 July 2021</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Speaker:</strong><strong>  </strong><strong>Prof. Kathy Luckett</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Stellenbosch University Teaching Fellows would like to invite the University teaching and learning community to a virtual research seminar by Prof. Kathy Luckett (University of Cape Town) on Microsoft Teams. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Prof. Luckett will be speaking on critical realism and the role of reflection in higher education teaching and learning. She will focus on Margaret Archer's concept of meta-reflexivity<a href="file:///C:/Users/claudias2/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/UT911Z35/Invitation%20Teaching%20Research%20Seminar%20Kathy%20Luckett%20(002).docx#_ftn1">[1]</a> in relation to decolonising the curriculum, drawing the theory through to practical examples.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Prof. Luckett will speak for approximately 30 minutes after which there will be ample time for questions and discussion.</p><p><strong>Date:</strong><strong>  </strong>5 July 2021 </p><p><strong>Time:</strong><strong>  </strong>14:00 – 15:30 </p><p><strong>Link </strong><strong>for the Microsoft Teams meeting:</strong>  <a href="https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19:meeting_MjgzNDg3ZTctMWM1Ni00Yzc5LTg5YjQtNTY1N2IyZTBmOTc0%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22:%22a6fa3b03-0a3c-4258-8433-a120dffcd348%22%2c%22Oid%22:%229aea225e-2694-4b85-a41e-2a62fdb3040f%22%7d">Click here to join the meeting</a> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In preparation for the seminar, you might like to look at the following article and chapter:</p><ul><li>Luckett, K. 2016. Curriculum contestation in a post-colonial context: a view from the South. <em>Teaching in Higher Education</em>, 21(4): 415-428. <a href="https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/13562517.2016.1155547?needAccess=true">https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/13562517.2016.1155547?needAccess=true</a> </li><li>Luckett, K., Morreira, S. & Baijnath, M. 2019. Decolonizing the Curriculum: Recontextualization, Identity and Self-critique in a Post-apartheid University. In Quinn, L. (ed.). <em>Reimagining Curriculum: Spaces for Disruption</em>. Stellenbosch: African Sun Media. Pp. 23–44.</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Prof. Kathy Luckett is <strong>Director </strong>of the<strong> </strong><a href="http://www.humedu.uct.ac.za/">Humanities Education Development Unit</a>, Professor in the Centre for Higher Education Development, and associate staff member of the Department of Sociology at the University of Cape Town. She teaches and supervises on the School of Education's Masters in Higher Education Studies and in the Department of Sociology. Her research interests are: higher education policy around equity, access and language; sociology of knowledge and curriculum studies with a focus on the Humanities, Africana, decolonial and postcolonial studies and research methods that apply social realism to educational evaluation. </p><p>More information about publications by Prof. Luckett is available at <a href="https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=w41PoXIAAAAJ&hl=en">https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=w41PoXIAAAAJ&hl=en</a> .</p><p>Enquiries: Karin Cattell-Holden (<a href="mailto:kcattell@sun.ac.za">kcattell@sun.ac.za</a>) </p><p>______________________________________<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="file:///C:/Users/claudias2/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/UT911Z35/Invitation%20Teaching%20Research%20Seminar%20Kathy%20Luckett%20(002).docx#_ftnref1">[1]</a> Archer, Margaret S. 2012. <em>The Reflexive Imperative in Late Modernity</em>. Cambridge (UK), New York: Cambridge University Press.<br></p><p>​<br></p>
Scholarship of Educational Leadership (SoEL) short coursehttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8177Scholarship of Educational Leadership (SoEL) short courseNicoline Herman<p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Scholarship of Educational Leadership (SoEL) short course</strong> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The third contact session of the 2021 Scholarship of Educational Leadership (SoEL) short course took place on 28 May and was facilitated via Augmented Remote Teaching, Learning and Assessment (ARTLA). The theme of the session was Educational Leadership for Change.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Three participants and one of the facilitators were present on campus in Den Bosch while the other facilitator and seven of the participants were present in the online space on MSTeams. The session was presented by making use of the PolyStudio equipment that the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) had acquired, and interaction between the participants in the two spaces was seamless and they found it valuable and enriching to connect with each other. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In the photograph: From the left in the front row: Dr Marianne McKay, Dr Carina America, Prof Thinus Booysen. Second row: Dr Karin Cattell-Holden, Dr Manfred Spoctor, Dr Lee-Ann Jacobs-Nzuzi Khuabi. Third row: Nicoline Herman (facilitator), Prof Dion Forster. Fourth row: Prof Pieter von Wielligh, Prof Gareth Arnott, Dr Vusi Malaza. At the back: JP Bosman (facilitator).   </p><p style="text-align:justify;">For more information about the SoEL short course, please visit the CTL website:</p><p><a href="/english/learning-teaching/ctl/professional-learning-opportunities-for-t-l/soel">http://www.sun.ac.za/english/learning-teaching/ctl/professional-learning-opportunities-for-t-l/soel</a> <br></p>
TAU Fellowship Programme 2021-2022https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7980TAU Fellowship Programme 2021-2022Dr Karin Cattell-Holden<p style="text-align:center;"><strong>​​​TAU Fellowship Programme 2021-2022</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The TAU (Teaching Advancement at University) Fellowship Programme is a nation-wide intervention that was initiated in 2015. It aims at advancing teaching quality and the professionalisation of teaching and learning in the public higher education sphere. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The TAU Programme involves the professional development of a cohort of mid- to senior level academic staff from varying disciplines at all South African public universities, by means of a combined residential and distance learning approach. Participants, who are disciplinary specialists, are familiarised with developments relating to teaching and learning in higher education, introduced to Scholarship of Teaching and Learning research, and positioned as change agents. Over the year-long period of the TAU programme they work on an educational project situated in their own environment as well as on a group project, and build partnerships with colleagues from other institutions. On conclusion of the programme, they are equipped to lead change processes relating to teaching and learning at their home institution.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">On the first TAU programme (2015-2016) Stellenbosch University was represented by Prof. Elmarie Costandius and Prof. Geo Quinot. The SU academics on TAU Two (2018-2019) were Prof. Ian Nell and Dr Berna Gerber.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">For TAU Three (2021-2022) SU is privileged to have three SU academics on the programme: Prof. Faadiel Essop, Prof. Ashraf Kagee and Dr Marianne McKay.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Prof. Faadiel Essop</strong> is currently a professor in the Department of Physiological Sciences and the Director of the recently established Centre for Cardio-metabolic Research Centre in Africa (CARMA) at SU. He is an NRF-rated internationally acclaimed researcher, former chairperson of the Department of Physiological Sciences, a former President of the Physiology Society of Southern Africa (two terms), the current Vice-President of the African Association of Physiological Sciences and a board member of the General Assembly of the International Union of Physiological Sciences. He also served as a member of the International Committee of the American Physiological Society and is an elected Fellow of the American Physiological Society. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Prof. Essop recently completed the one-year part-time course Scholarship of Educational Leadership (SOEL) at SU. During 2018 he received a Stellenbosch University Teaching Excellence Award (Developing Teacher). His TAU fellowship project will focus on the notion that scientists/engineers often view their discipline as ''neutral'' and therefore devoid of any socio-political and historical contexts. This 'scientific elitism' can therefore seemingly absolve scientists from such contexts, e.g. past injustices committed during apartheid and also contemporary, pressing issues such as equity redress, decolonization and inclusivity. The aim would be to develop a philosophical framework for the introduction of broader humanities and arts concepts into the biomedical, science and engineering curricula. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Prof. Ashraf Kagee</strong> is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at SU, co-Director of the Alan Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health, and a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa. With over 200 academic publications, he is rated as an internationally acclaimed researcher with the National Research Foundation. He received the Rector's Awards for Excellence in Research in 2006, in Teaching in 2007, and in Community Interaction in 2009. In 2018 he received the Chancellor's Award for Sustained Excellent Career Performance. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Prof. Kagee's research has focused on common mental disorders among persons living with HIV, psychological and structural factors influencing adherence to antiretroviral therapy, and common mental disorders in various populations. He teaches cognitive psychotherapy and research methods in the Department of Psychology. He chairs the Board of Trustees of the Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture in Cape Town and does capacity-building work at the Gaza Community Mental Health Centre in Gaza, Palestine. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">As the recipient of several SOTL grants, Prof. Kagee has also conducted research on teaching research methods in psychology, an area where he focuses on critical thinking, scepticism, and empirical-mindedness. He intends to use the TAU fellowship to develop the areas of blended learning and e-assessment as well as the scientific writing skills among students in his research methods classes. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Dr Marianne McKay</strong> is a senior lecturer in the Department of Viticulture and Oenology. She was the first woman to graduate with MSc (Agric) in South Africa, and holds a PhD in Oenology. Dr McKay is recognised for her contributions to both oenology and teaching and learning. She received the national <em>South African Council for Higher Education / HELTASA Excellence in Teaching Award </em>in 2015 for her efforts in decoloniality in teaching and her research in teaching and learning. She also received an SU Teaching Excellence Award (Distinguished Teacher) in 2017. She held a Teaching Fellowship at SU from 2017 to 2020 and has been nominated for the SU Scholarship of Academic Leadership programme for 2021.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dr McKay has extensive experience in teaching students in partner colleges in wine science, forming sustainable and successful training collaborations in local communities with measurable social impact. Her TAU fellowship objectives tie in with a number of goals in SU's Transformation Plan (Vision 2040) as well as important programme renewal initiatives around increasing diversity, accessibility and a transformative student experience. She aims at enhancing transformative and innovative student learning experiences in her modules. She also hopes to support colleagues interested in integrating their disciplinary research with research on teaching and learning. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The CTL proudly congratulates these colleagues and thanks them for their contributions to teaching and learning at SU. We wish them all the best for their TAU Fellowships.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">More information about the TAU Fellowships is available from Dr Karin Cattell-Holden, <span style="text-decoration:underline;">kcattell@sun.ac.za</span>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>On the photograph from left to right:</em>  <em>Prof. Faadiel Essop, </em><em>Prof. Ashraf Kagee and </em><em>Dr Marianne McKay</em><em></em><br></p>
The problem with time-limited, sit-down tests: Assessing languagehttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8241The problem with time-limited, sit-down tests: Assessing languageAnthea Jacobs<p><strong>​Learning and Teaching Enhancement Virtual Seminar 2 of 4: 13 May 2021</strong></p><p><strong>Topic</strong></p><p>The problem with time-limited, sit-down tests: Assessing language</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Presenter</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Professor Christa van der Walt</p><br><p>“Start from the assumption that students are honest."</p><p style="text-align:justify;">​This was the main message brought by Professor Christa van der Walt, professor in the Department of Curriculum Studies and Vice-Dean: Research, Faculty of Education, at the second in a series of four virtual seminars hosted by the Division for Learning and Teaching Enhancement. The theme for the virtual Learning and Teaching Enhancement (LTE) seminar series this year is “Assessment". Professor van der Walt established a great connection to this theme in her exploration of assessment as arguably the most difficult aspect to manage during online teaching, learning and assessment. During the presentation she discussed some of the problems faced when assessing language-related topics. From her own perspective of training language teachers, she argued that traditional time-limited, sit-down tests have their own problems that have been masked by their familiarity and our resistance to change. She further problematised assessment in language learning and teaching in the context of international perspectives on the validity and reliability of online assessments.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">There was a lively engagement from participants, particularly around the question of “how do you know that they (students) are doing the work themselves?" This led the discussion towards controversial practices like proctoring and 'automatic' assessments.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Professor van der Walt, in summarising, offered the following ways forward: (1) Move away from the point of departure that students are dishonest; (2) Implement an honour system supported by a strict disciplinary code and serious consequences; and (3) Focus on not only flexible assessment, but also flexible contact in small groups: getting to know students.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The positive feedback received, for example, <em>“Being introduced to an overview of compassionate assessment"</em>; “<em>Great topic - fits well in with current sentiments and discussions within SU"; </em>and<em> “Expanding the argument beyond language learning</em>" indicate that participants found the seminar most interesting and useful.</p><p>More information and access to the recording of this seminar are available <a href="/english/learning-teaching/ctl/t-l-resources/t-l-seminars" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-5" style="text-decoration:underline;">here</strong></a>. ​<br></p>