Research

The following conference papers have been presented and published by the project team:

“Does calibration reduce variability in the assessment of accounting learning outcomes?”, ‘O’Connell B, De Lange P, Freeman M, Hancock P, Abraham A, Howieson B and Watty K 2015 ‘, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02602938.2015.1008398#.VfCklvmqpBc

“Social moderation, assessment and assuring standards for accounting graduates”, Watty K, Freeman M, Howieson B, Hancock P, O’Connell B, de Lange P and Abraham A 2014 Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, vol.39:4, pp. 461-78   http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02602938.2013.848336#.VfCkfvmqpBd

“Can Calibration Reduce Variability in the Assessment of Accounting Learning Outcomes?”, Presented at the AFAANZ Conference by Anne Abraham, 6 July 2014, Auckland, New Zealand.

“Assuring Learning Achievement Standards”, Presented at the OLT Conference by Mark Freeman, 10 June 2014, Sydney, NSW.

“The Impact of Calibration Workshops on Reviewer Variability in Applying Accounting Learning Standards”, Presented at the European Accounting Association by Brendan O’Connell, 22 May 2014, Estonia.

“Comparing Learning Outcomes Standards: Developing Institutional Academic Quality Processes and Resources for Peer Review of Assessment”, Presented at the Universities Australia Conference by Mark Freeman, 28 February 2014, Canberra, ACT.

“Benchmarking Around Learning Outcomes; Costs and Benefits”, Presented at ANZANG by Mark Freeman, 26 November 2013, Perth, WA.

“Assessment Matters: Developing Collaborative Peer Assessment of Accounting Learning Standards”, Presented at the RMIT Educators Conference by Brendan O’Connell, 18 October 2013, Melbourne, VIC.

“The Imperative: Assuring Learning Outcomes”, Presented at the Council of Deans of Nursing and Midwifery by Mark Freeman, 18 October 2013, Sydney, NSW.

“What’s Double Blind Peer Review have to do with Academic Standards?”, Presented at the Science Learning and Teaching Committee by Mark Freeman, 11 September 2013, Sydney, NSW.

“Technologies for Supporting and Evidencing Academic Standards”, Presented at the Transforming Assessment in a Digital Era Conference by Mark Freeman, 1 August 2013, Melbourne, VIC.

“ABDC Scholar update” presented at Australian Business Deans Council Teaching and Learning Network Conference, by Mark Freeman in WA, 11 July, 2013.

“Threshold Learning Outcomes: Examples from Business” was presented at the Australian Council of Deans of Information and Communication Technologies Conference by Mark Freeman in WA (Fremantle) on 9 July, 2013.

“Learning and Teaching Issues: Technology including Massive Open Online Courses and Learning Standards” presented at AFAANZ Conference by Mark Freeman and Phil Hancock in WA on 7 July, 2013.

“Achievement Matters Update” presented at Education Special Interest Group at AFAANZ Conference by Mark Freeman in WA, 6 July, 2013.

“Proving to improve: why student achievement matters more than ever now” was presented at  Transformative Higher  Education -  International Forum for Academics Conference hosted by CPA Australia by Mark Freeman  in NSW, June 26, 2013.

“Developing collaborative peer assessment of accounting threshold learning standards: preliminary evidence from Australia” was presented at the HERSLEB Conference by Kim Watty at the University of Melbourne on 10 Dec 2012

“Assurance of Australian Accounting Threshold Learning Standards through Calibrated Peer Assessment: Preliminary Evidence” was presented at the 24th Asian Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues by Mark Freeman, Maui, 21-23 October 2012

“Using technology to improve peer review and collaborative conversations to benchmark academic standards” was presented at Annual Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference by Keith Willey in Seattle, Washington, October 3-6, 2012

“Developing Collaborative Peer Assessment of Accounting Threshold Learning Standards: Preliminary Evidence from Australia” was presented at a parallel session of the IAAER conference Mastering Change by Bryan Howieson, improving corporate reporting and auditing to match new demands. The conference was held in Amsterdam, June 20 and 21, 2012.

“Assessing disciplinary learning standards”. Presentation at the ANZAM Institutional Meeting by Mark Freeman, 15 June 2012, Canberra, ACT.

“Setting disciplinary learning standards”. Presentation at the ANZAM Institutional Meeting by Mark Freeman, 15 June 2012, Canberra, ACT.

“Assuring Learning Standards: Implications for Assessment Design”. Presentation at the UWS School of Business Research Forum by Mark Freeman and Anne Abraham, 31 May 2012, Sydney, NSW.

“Setting and Assessing Standards: Status, Options and Challenges”. Presentation at the Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows Forum by Mark Freeman, 23 April 2012, Sydney, NSW.

“Assessment Tips, Tricks and Tools”. Presentation at AACSB Assessment Conference by Mark Freeman, 20 March 2012, USA.

“TLOs from another Galaxy (aka Setting & Assessing Learning Standards in Business )”. Presentation at the Advancing the Science Threshold Learning Outcomes Seminar by Mark Freeman, 22 February 2012, Melbourne, VIC.

“TLOs from another Galaxy: Mainstreaming assurance of learning”. Presentation at the Advancing the Science Threshold Learning Outcomes Seminar by Mark Freeman, 12 February 2012, Melbourne, VIC.

“Achievement matters: External peer review of accounting learning standards”. Presentation at Teaching and Learning Forum 2012: Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment – Engagement, Equity, and Retention by Phil Hancock, Murdoch University, 2-3 Feb 2012, Perth, WA.

“Cultivating a Community of Practice Approach for Improving Accounting Education”. Presentation at RMIT Educators Conference by Mark Freeman, 14 November 2011, Melbourne, VIC.

“Achievement Matters: External Peer Review of Accounting Learning Standards”. Presentation at RMIT Educators Conference by Phil Hancock, 14 November 2011, Melbourne, VIC.

“Academic Standards Using External Reference Points: where did this happen and how does it affect me?” Presentation at Promoting Good Practice in Assessment Symposium by Mark Freeman, 2 November 2011, QLD.

“Achievement Matters: External Peer Review of Accounting Learning Standards”. Presentation presented at Institute for Teaching and Learning: Educating the Professions, New Curricula, New Pedagogies and New Technologies by Kim Watty, 2 November 2011, Melbourne, VIC.

“Tuning in Australia”. Presentation at Assessing Higher Education Performance by Mark Freeman, 20 October 2011, Melbourne, VIC.

“Defining Learning and Teaching Standards for Degrees”. Presentation at National Learning and Teaching Forum by Mark Freeman, 28 September 2011, Sydney, NSW.

“Brave New World Australian Higher Education”. Presentation at CreatEd National Forum by Mark Freeman, 27 September 2011, Sydney, NSW.

“An Overview of Achievement Matters”. Presentation at Quality and Standards Conference by Mark Freeman, ANU, 8 September 2011, Canberra, ACT.

“New Learning and Teaching Standards for TEQSA”. Presentation at RMIT University Expo by Mark Freeman, 31 August 2011, Melbourne, VIC.

“Academic Standard Project Update: Accounting for the Future”. Presentation at the CPA International Academics Forum by Phil Hancock and Mark Freeman, 14 July 2011, Melbourne, VIC.