Assessment and Review Summit

The inaugural Assessment and Review Summit was held at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park on 19 and 20 September. With the theme Industry as partners the program featured presentations that explored industry engagement and professional accreditation, quality assurance, academic integrity, institution-wide quality and assessment and calibration.

Notes were taken for many of the sessions at the Summit, unfortunately, however, it isn’t possible to provide notes for all sessions. Click here for program notes.

Presentations are available for download. Click on the title to download a pdf of the PowerPoint presentation.
Follow these links to jump to streamed sessions: Institution-wide quality, quality assurance | Industry engagement/Work Integrated Learning | Assessment and Calibration  | Academic Integrity | Professional learning 

Plenary Sessions


Peer Review Portal supporting higher education networks: A vehicle to support, connect and advance the sector in peer review 
Dr Sara Booth Principal fellow (HEA), Strategic Advisor - Quality External, University of Tasmania.

Industry as a strategic and operational risk in WIL program 
Dr Craig Cameron, Senior Lecturer in Corporations Law, Griffith University
and Corporate Counsel, Dental Services Network.

Embedding an institutional framework for employability 
Doug Cole, Head of Global Employability and Enterprise, Higher Education Academy.

James Cook University: Engaging in the IRU Academic Calibration Process for subject review and the Peer Review Portal to support program review 
Associate Professor Michelle Lasen, Head, Teaching Quality and Student Success, James Cook University.

Higher Education Academy Group of Eight Update on the Quality Verification System
Professor Pascale Quester, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic), The University of Adelaide and Chair of Group of Eight, DVCs.

Creating Communities of Practice: Peer review of assessment, calibration and professional development  (Video presentation)
Emeritus Professor Chris Rust, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education, Oxford Brookes University

Developing and assessing graduates who are work-ready plus 
Emeritus Professor Geoff Scott, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education and Sustainability, Western Sydney University

Innovative cheating: Assessment and Quality Assurance Issues for Universities and Beyond 
Associate Professor Wendy Sutherland-Smith, Director of Teaching and Learning (Pedagogy and Quality Assurance), School of Psychology, Deakin University

An Australian and New Zealand perspective: How are regulatory agencies supporting and engaging with the sector on assessment, review, course accreditation and professional accreditation? 
Dr Michael Tomlinson FGIA, FCIS, Director, Assurance Group, TEQSA and Emeritus Professor Sheelagh Matear, Executive Director, Academic Quality Agency, New Zealand.

Creating a culture of engagement: students and universities working in partnership towards enhancement 
Professor Sally Varnham, Professor at Law, University of Technology Sydney and Sophie Johnston, President, National Union of Students.

Professional Accreditation as an external benchmarking tool 
Klaus Veil, Vice-President, Australian Council of Professions 'Professions Australia', Pam Pryor, Inaugural Registrar Australian , OHS Education Accreditation Board (2011 to 2017) and Michael Carpenter, CEO, Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.


Stream: Institution-wide quality, quality assurance 

Operationalising the Peer Review Portal: How to get it happening
Elisa Cassin, Manager, Academic Operations, Faculty of Business and Law, Swinburne University of Technology.

Swimming Between the Flags: Accreditation Standards as Safeguard or Unnecessary Constraint 
Dr Brenda Clare, National Director, Australian Association of Social Workers.

Course monitoring and review as a ‘Course quality assurance continuum’ 

Noha Khalaf, Senior Coordinator, Academic Quality, La Trobe University.


 Stream: Industry engagement/Work Integrated Learning

WIL under TEQSA and Fair Work Australia 
Associate Professor William McBride, Assistant Dean Education, University of Newcastle.

Partnerships for Assessing and Evaluating: What Matters Most? 
Professor Janice Orrell, Professor of Higher Education, Flinders University

New work, New WIL and New partnership 
Associate Professor Judith Smith, Associate Director, Real World Learning, Queensland University of Technology and Judie Kay, Assistant Director, Careers and Employability, RMIT University and President, ACEN.

Co-creating an industry-academic postgraduate professional education framework 
Associate Professor Karen Theobald, Director of Academic Programs, Queensland University of Technology,School of Nursing, Professor Amanda Henderson, Griffith University
Bernadette Thomson, Nursing Director Education , Princess Alexandra Hospital – QEII Jubilee Hospital Network Metro South Health and Julie Humphries, Nurse Educator NPDU Emergency, QE II Jubilee Hospital, Metro South Health.

TEQSA Advisory Note on WIL 
Associate Professor Judith Smith, Associate Director, Real World Learning, Queensland University of Technology and Dr Michael Tomlinson FGIA, FCIS, Director, Assurance Group, TEQSA

Engagement with Professional Practice in Engineering Education Programs 
Dr Lincoln Wood, National Manager, Accreditation, Engineers Australia.


 Stream: Assessment and Calibration

Calibration workshop 
Professor Phil Hancock, Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education, University of Western Australia.

Improving assessment quality and processes in specialty training 
Jacob Pearce, Senior Research Fellow, Psychometrics and Methodology Research Program, Australian Council for Educational Research and Daniel Urbach, Senior Research Fellow, Psychometrics and Methodology Research Program, Australian Council for Educational Research.

Design Considerations for Cases used in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 
Professor Ieva Stupans, Professor of Pharmacy, RMIT.


 Stream: Academic Integrity

Global Essay Mills Survey 
Rebecca Awdry, Manager of Academic Quality and Development, Teaching and Learning, University of Canberra

Test the Waters: Auditing a Contract Cheating Website
Associate Professor Zofia Pawlaczek, Director Program Quality & Development, RMIT University.

My eQuals the Journey towards credential security 
Kate Whight, Senior Business Consultant and Jacqui Elson-Green, Convenor, Higher Education Quality Network


Stream: Professional learning

CADAD Professional learning support for peer review across the institution: 
Professor Kevin Ashford-Rowe, Director, Learning and Teaching Centre, Australian Catholic University, Kylie Readman, Director of the Centre for Support and Advancement of Learning and Teaching, The University of The Sunshine Coast and Dr Sara Booth Principal fellow (HEA), Strategic Advisor - Quality External, University of Tasmania.

The Impact of Institutional Assessment and Feedback reforms on Academic Practice 
Dr Simon Bedford, Senior Lecturer – Assessment and Feedback, Learning, Teaching & Curriculum Unit, University of Wollongong.

Quality in Learning and Teaching 
Dr Julie Fleming, Senior Lecturer, CQUniversity and Associate Professor Kogi Naidoo, Director, Learning Academy, Charles Sturt University

Applying Andragogy to Assessment Design - How to engage your learners and make your teaching easier 
Dr Duncan Nulty, Academic and Educational Developer, Learning and Teaching Centre Course Coordinator, Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, Australian Catholic University.



For further information contact HEQN Convenor, Jacqui Elson-Green –