On-campus Delivery Guidelines
On-campus delivery of our courses is an important dimension to the student experience for those who elect to study on our campus in Armidale. While all our units have a Moodle presence, in their decision to offer courses in an on-campus mode, Schools recognise the importance of delivering complementary activities to support student learning on-campus. We need to meet the expectations of those who elect to enrol on-campus to enjoy a rich on-campus learning experience.
While we recognise that what makes up a rich on-campus learning experience will vary across the disciplines, the year level, student characteristics and learning outcomes and timing of offerings, we believe it is important to recognise some key expectations.
- A meaningful on-campus experience should be shaped for all units approved for on-campus delivery.
- This should equate to timetabling at least 20 hours of face-to-face interaction with staff and students in the same physical location over the trimester per unit.
- There can be flexibility in the mode of this on-campus experience – it need not be confined to 2–3 hours per week over the trimester, nor should it normally be done in a single block for those students enrolled in an on-campus mode.
- The form of the interaction should be driven by the learning outcomes and may include timetabled classes offered in different modes (weekly sessions, intensive blocks across the trimester … ) and formats (simulations, group activities, site-based learning, practicals).
- In considering how a unit may be best delivered, consultation with the relevant Course Coordinator(s) should occur to ensure there is coherence to the course experience for students.
- In shaping the on-campus experience, students will need to understand what is expected of them. If in the design of the on-campus delivery, participation is important and necessary, students must be made aware of this from the outset.
- For special topics and research-based reading units, the on-campus arrangements will be negotiated between the student and the Unit Coordinator.
Our aim is to deliver a distinctive UNE experience.