Job Description [DRAFT]
A Module Leader/Convener has responsibility for: delivery of a module,
coordinating teaching/support delivered by its staff and demonstrators, and
engaging with the administrative and quality assurance processes required by
the College and University.
Responsibilities in key areas are as follows:
Module Descriptor and Quality Assurance Processes
Check that the published module descriptor are correct, current and
complies with University guidelines. Bring any issues to the attention of
the Director of Education as appropriate.
Ensure that the module content is informed by research and scholarship
and is kept current by updating as necessary.
Ensure that the module content, delivery and assessment address all the
learning outcomes specified on the module descriptor.
Attend relevant meetings including:
- Module and Programme Monitoring and Review
- Examination Committees and Boards
- institutional and professional body accreditation
Timetabling and Other Administrative Processes
Act as the point of contact for administrative and managerial staff.
Ensure learning resources and student support material are published as required
by College and University policy using appropriate media (normally ELE).
Assessment and Feedback
Ensure that the assessment and feedback information on the module
description is complete, informative and accurate. Arrange for assessed
coursework to be returned and feedback provided within the time limits
set by the applicable College and/or University guidelines.
Ensure that the module assessment addresses all the learning outcomes of
the module and that any changes made continue to address the learning
Ensure the exam paper(s) (including the referred/deferred paper) and
mark scheme are set and checked appropriately, coordinate input from
other lecturers, use correct template and provide papers to Student
Services office with completed QA sheet by specified deadline.
Ensure all External Examiners' comments on examination papers are
considered, responded to and actions taken are recorded appropriately.
Ensure all marks are returned to Education Support in required format by
specified deadlines (including coordination of marks from other
lecturers and collation of marks for separate items of work contributing
to one assessed component).
Be familiar with formal College and University procedures for cases of
suspected cheating/plagiarism, complaints and appeals. Ensure that all
submitted coursework is checked for plagiarism and handle/refer any such
Ensure coursework samples are maintained by the Education Support office
and a copy of the instructions issued to students in connection with the
coursework is also provided.
Ensure that the University's standard penalties are applied to work
submitted late and the capped mark is clearly indicated on the work
returned to students and on the marks returned to the Education Support
Ensure that decisions made by the Mitigating Circumstances Committee are
reflected in marks submitted to the Education Support office and the fact
that these have been adjusted is clearly indicated.
Review the distribution of module marks and alert the Assessment Officer
and the Programme Coordinator to any anomalies detected. If scaling is
proposed (subject to the approval of the Board of Examiners), clear
reasons must be given and recorded in the minutes of the Board of
Be available to answer queries during the examination or to arrange for
another member of staff to do so. Contact details to be provided to the
Education Support office as appropriate.
Deal with any module mark queries (including examinations) and ensure
feedback is given to students on performance in accordance with College
Monitoring and Support
Ensure students with Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) registered on the
module are supported as required, in conjunction with the Tutor and
Ensure lecture attendance is monitored via LISA registers as required
and ensure coursework submission for module is monitored in liaison with
Education Support office. Report/escalate concerns in line with local
Respond to and resolve any issues raised directly by students during the
teaching of a module, and/or to refer to the Programme Coordinator /
SSLC as appropriate
Be familiar with and participate in the College Peer Observation and Appraisal process
and ensure any issues are addressed for the module.
Ensure annual module review is undertaken in a timely manner
Ensure anonymous student feedback is collected for the module (via MACE
and the Education Support office), and action is taken on identified
issues (including requesting updates to the module descriptor). Record
actions and outcomes on the specified module response form and feed into
the Annual Programme Monitoring process.
Produce any necessary documentation specific to the module which may be
required for internal and external quality reviews.
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