This program provides a plan for engaging the teaching team in activities and readings that will foster discussion and critical evaluation of existing assessment processes and plan for more successful outcomes.


Module 1: Exploring understandings about assessment and moderation

What do we know about…

  • assessment?
  • moderation?

Are our understandings consistent…

  • within the team?
  • across borders?
  • with policy or guidelines?

Professional development activities for a team

  1. Organise a roundtable meeting (face-to-face or tele- or video-conference)
  2. Distribute Survey 1 (PDF, 291KB)
  3. Complete Moderation Checklist (PDF, 499KB)
  4. Discuss results and summarise issues

Module 2: Mapping existing moderation practices in transnational programs

What do we currently do?

  • Do we have policies or guidelines?
  • Who knows about them?
  • Are they followed—how do we know?
  • Are policies reviewed?


  1. Organise a roundtable meeting (face-to-face or tele- or video-conference)
  2. Complete Survey 2 (PDF, 286KB)
  3. Organise group meeting: Read Narrative 1 (PDF, 326KB), group to propose solutions
  4. Read TNE Research Paper 1 (PDF, 179KB)
  5. Identify issues


Module 3: Examining expectations about assessment in transnational programs

  • What are our responsibilities?
  • What does comparable mean? What makes programs/assessment comparable?
  • What does equivalent mean? What makes programs/assessment equivalent?
  • Who determines standards, and how?


  1. Distribute Survey 3 (PDF, 336KB) and collect & summarise responses
  2. Organise group meeting: Read Narrative 2 (PDF, 313KB) and Narrative 3 (PDF, 318KB), group to propose solutions
  3. Group consider practices in the light of survey and discussion
  4. Distribute TNE Research Paper 2 (PDF, 284KB)

Module 4: Building effective transnational relationships

  • How do we communicate?
  • How do we come to understand others’ views and positions on assessment?
  • Who makes decisions?
  • Trust—what does it mean?
  • How do we recognise and resolve differences?


  1. Distribute TNE Research Paper 3 (PDF, 168 KB) to the group
  2. Ask teaching team to review documents in Cultural Section of Toolkit
  3. Organise a roundtable discussion (face-to-face or tele- or video-conference
  4. Read Narrative 4 (PDF, 396KB) and discuss implications for the team

Module 5: Practicing effective moderation in a transnational environment

  • Planning
  • Implementing
  • Reviewing



  1. Distribute the document: Moderation Strategies (PDF, 395KB)
  2. Ask teaching team to visit the following site for a comprehensive treatment of Moderation: Curtin Moderation of Assessment site Organise a roundtable discussion (face-to-face or tele- or video-conference
  3. Assist the team to and to consider the document: Moderation Strategies (PDF, 395KB) and to develop a moderation process for the unit
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