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Abstract

This discussion paper describes the review and development of a standardised moderation of assessment process in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. This initiative was the result of collaboration between two nursing course coordinators and a Centre for Learning and Development academic who provided the scholarship of moderation of assessments. A review of the current moderation processes revealed the potential for variation amongst markers especially due to the large number of new and sessional academic staff. A recommendation from the review was the need for a moderation process that provides evidence for reporting and is not difficult for academic staff to implement. The purpose of this initiative was to develop that moderation process based on literature of good practice. Once the process was determined, a second purpose was to raise awareness with staff and pilot the implementation of the process. This is the first of several papers expected to showcase the process and guidelines developed.

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