We are committed to achieving excellence for all our students. Achieving Charles Sturt Universities vision and objectives involves:
All students commencing university study (whether they be internal, direct from school, mature aged, industry entry or post graduate) will be offered comprehensive orientation to university study including synchronous sessions (face to face or online), online resources and asynchronous online activities.
First year subjects will explicitly address student literacy, numeracy and academic skill development needs within their design and activities and resources to support this development will be provided within on campus teaching and online study schedules in cooperation with Academic Success and the Library.
All first year subjects will be designed to cater for student social, cultural and academic diversity within the subject materials, learning activities and assessment
All first year on campus and distance subjects will be designed to include activities which require some form of asynchronous or synchronous engagement with peers and teaching teams.
First year on campus subjects will include some classes where content delivery will be recorded and online alternatives provided for interactive aspects of the class and some classes where attendance is expected, and the attendance requirements within the subject will be made explicit in the subject outline.
All first year distance subjects will include some online synchronous classes but these will not be compulsory and they will be recorded for later viewing by those unable to attend
Convenors/coordinators of first year subjects will identify and contact students at risk of failure or withdrawal.
The Faculty of Arts and Education have developed a set of online learning commitments to underpin improvements in the learning experiences of students supported by online learning technologies and pedagogies.
The commitments are as follows.
The Online Learning Commitments document outlines the background and rationale for the adoption of this set of commitments and elaborates upon the key elements within each.
Charles Sturt University revised its Assessment Policy for implementation in 2014 and also developed a new Moderation policy which was introduced at the same time.
These policies are the principle policies on assessment in the University. They are accessible within the Charles Sturt University policy library.
The Faculty of Arts and Education has created a new set of Assessment and Moderation Guidelines that incorporate the previous Assessment Guidelines and a new set of Moderation Guidelines aligning to the new Charles Sturt university policies. These were developed in early 2014 and were revised in December 2015 in consultation with School and Faculty Assessment and Curriculum, Learning and Teaching committees. These guidelines apply to all subjects offered by the Faculty of Arts and Education in all modes on all campuses, whether in Australia or offshore.
The Faculty of Arts and Education Learning and Teaching Committee facilitates the enhancement of teaching and learning by providing a leadership role that seeks out existing good practice within the Faculty and University.
The committee also acts as a link between academic staff and the Charles Sturt University Curriculum, Learning & Teaching Committee so that issues arising can be openly discussed and ideas and proposals can be acted upon at higher levels.
The Faculty of Arts and Education Sub-Dean, Learning and Teaching assists the Dean to ensure the quality of learning and teaching.