Assessment Integrity: How to Design Authentic Assessment

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Professional Developement

This workshop will address considerations necessary for the design of assessments that present students with authentic assessment tasks that promote academic integrity. We will explore the principles of academic integrity, and the characteristics of and exemplars of authentic assessment design.


Dr Valerie Cotronei-Baird, Learning and Teaching Specialist, WCLA. Valerie is a leader in the provision of learning and teaching advice. In her role she is primarily involved in working with academic teaching staff in the skill acquisition required to innovate teaching and assessment practices. Valerie’s research includes: the integration of employability skills in the business curriculum, the professional development of academic teaching staff, assessment and assessment criteria and feedback, engaging students in the classroom, collaborative learning and team-based assignments and online delivery.

Dr Andy Wear is a Senior Lecturer in Higher Education at the Williams Centre for Learning Advancement. He has worked in a number of Australian universities both as an academic and leading large-scale teaching and learning transformation projects, with a particular focus on digital and hybrid learning environments. Andy has a PhD from the University of Tasmania. He specialises in learning experience design, assessment design, digital pedagogies, philosophy of education, as well as academic leadership and development. He has published and presented in these fields both nationally and internationally, and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including Swinburne University’s Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching and the Australasian Advancing Academic Development Good Practice Awards. Andy is an experienced facilitator of workshops and training supporting these capabilities. Andy is available to support academics in FBE in innovating subject design and applying new pedagogies and assessments to the curriculum.