Practical or Research Project

  • Subject Outline
    Subject Name: Practical or Research Project
    Subject Code: LB5235:03
    Study Period: SP22, 2015
    Study Mode: Internal
    Campus: Brisbane
    Subject Coordinator: Dr Darren Lee-Ross
    Lecturers: Dr Aaron Hsiao & Dr Ashley Orth

  • This subject outline has been prepared by Dr Darren Lee-Ross for the College of Business, Law and Governance, Division of Tropical Environments and Societies, James Cook University. Updated November 2015.
    Q1. This subject is offered across more than one campus and/or mode and/or teaching period within the one calendar year. Yes x No
    Q2. If yes [Q1], the design of all offerings of this subject ensure the same learning outcomes and assessment types and weightings. Yes x No
    Q3. If no [Q2], _________________________ has authorised any variations, in terms of equivalence.
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  • Contents
    Section 1. Subject at a Glance 4
    1.1 Staff contact details 4
    1.2 Student participation requirements 4
    1.3 Key dates 4
    Section 2. Subject Details 5
    2.1 Subject description 5
    2.2 Subject and course learning outcomes 6
    2.3 Learning and teaching in this subject 6
    2.4 Student feedback on subject 6
    2.5 Subject resources and special requirements 7
    Section 3. Assessment Details 7
    3.1 Requirements for completion of subject 7
    3.1.1 Clinical or professional experience requirements [delete section if not applicable] 7
    3.2 Feedback on student learning 7
    3.3 Assessment Tasks 7
    Section 4. Other Information about Assessment and Student Support 9
    4.1 Submission and return of assessment 9
    4.2 Plagiarism and referencing 10
    4.3 Important advice relating to examinations 10
    4.4 Student support 10
    Section 5. Subject Calendar 12
    Section 6. Assessment Criteria Sheets 14

  • Section 1. Subject at a Glance
    The following summary provides a quick reference to the most important aspects of this subject. Please ensure that you have read the entire subject guide in full.
    1.1 Staff contact details
    The following staff members are responsible for the preparation or delivery of this subject. Please contact the relevant staff member if you have any concerns during the study period.
    Teaching team Staff member Campus Room Phone# Email Consultation times*
    Subject Coordinator Dr Darren Lee-Ross Cairns A1.216 1452 Darren.leeross@jcu.edu.au Refer to Lecturer
    Lecturer Dr Aaron Hsiao Brisbane 303 30017809 Aaron.hsiao@jcu.edu.au Consultations by appointment: Tues 10am
    Lecturer Dr Ashley Orth Brisbane 303 30017886 Ashley.orth@jcub.edu.au Consultations by appointment:
    *Other consultation times by appointment only
    1.2 Student participation requirements
    The JCU Learning, Teaching and Assessment Policy (4.3) indicates that, “a 3 credit point subject will require a 130 hour work load of study-related participation (including class attendance) over the duration of the study period, irrespective of mode of delivery”. This work load comprises timetabled hours and other attendance requirements, as well as personal study hours, including completion of assessment requirements. Note that “attendance at specified classes may be a mandatory requirement for satisfactory completion of some subjects” (Learning, Teaching and Assessment Policy, 5.9); and that additional hours may be required per week for those students in need of English language, numeracy or other learning support.
    • This research methods component of this class is taught simultaneously in external/online and internal lectures/workshops. All students have the same lectures, assessments and complete the same workshop activities. However, these are differentiated by completion mode for the workshop activities which are undertaken in class for internal students and provided as self-completion activities for external/online students.
    • Each session has the equivalent of three hours content with the lecture component being recorded and made available through LearnJCU. All students should allocate adequate time prior to commencement of the subject to watch these videos prior to either attending face to face or attempting the self-completion activities (external/online students).
    • Internal students are required to attend the three-hour workshop sessions (see below)
    • External/online students are required to allocate three hours per day for the above period to complete the workshop activities.
    Outline the participation requirements for this subject in the table:
    Key subject activities Time Day/ Date Room/ Location

  • Lecture, Tutorial and Consultation 1– 5pm

  • For information on the days and times when lectures, tutorials, workshops, etc. are scheduled for all of your subjects, visit JCU Lecture Timetables at http://www.jcub.edu.au/students/subject-information.aspx
    1.3 Key dates
    A summary of the assessable items for LB5235 is provided in the table below. Please read through the assessment details presented later in this subject guide.
    Item Supervised individual assessment Weight Due Date
    Census date see 2015 Study Period and Census Dates
    Last date to withdraw without academic penalty see 2015 Study Period and Census Dates
    1. Assessment 1 – Project proposal 30% Week 5
    2. Assessment 2 – Practical or research project 70% Week 10
    You must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject. In addition, the expectation is to obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components (supervised individual assessment) within a subject to pass the subject overall. Any student who does not achieve a pass in the invigilated components may, in exceptional circumstances, be reviewed by the College Assessment Committee.
    Students who have completed less than 100% of the assessment will be subject to review by the College Assessment Committee which could result in an overall fail.
    Section 2. Subject Details
    2.1 Subject description
    This subject combines theoretical material covered in the MBA program and applies it directly in the workplace. A focus on work integrated learning is used as a platform from which to produce a substantive piece of applied research-based work. The aim is to integrate work experience flexibly into a research report/dissertation. One option is for students who are already employed to develop an independent research project. They are required to negotiate with their employer and prepare a workplace relevant project proposal and research report/dissertation. Students who have no current employer must also identify a suitable work-based applied research project via their supervisors and industry-based partners. This also includes community-based organizations. Alternatively, students may opt to fully integrate work and learning through a professional internship in a relevant, approved industry workplace using the same pathway as above (Brisbane only). Assessment items include the production of an applied research proposal and final report/dissertation. These options need to be approved by the subject coordinator/lecturer. Additionally, for the input and analysis of quantitative data during the taught component of this subject you are required to download PSPP free stats software from here:
    https://www.gnu.org/software/pspp/
    (External students only).
    LB5235 is a core capstone subject drawing on all MBA subjects and equipping you with research skills which may then be applied directly in an organization in order to produce a practically-based research report. In a wider business context, knowledge and skills gained from LB5235 will assist students working in all organizational areas.
    2.2 Subject and course learning outcomes
    The following table shows the alignment between the learning outcomes at the course and subject level and assessment. Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  • Subject Learning Outcomes Assessment
    1. apply discipline-specific learning outcomes to the world of work Proposal
    Practical or research project
    2. apply high level personal skill, autonomy and accountability in research planning, execution, communication of results Written practical or research project
    Course Learning Outcomes Assessment
    K1 Critically analyse complex business-related knowledge and practice from both historical and recent perspectives Proposal
    Practical or research project
    S1 Research and apply established concepts to solve business and professional practice problems Practical or research project
    S4 Present complex business analyses and information appropriately to differing audiences using effective oral presentation skills and through clear and fluent written communication Practical or research project
    K – Knowledge; S – Skills

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    2.3 Learning and teaching in this subject
    This subject uses a combination of approaches to teaching and learning, including student-centred and teacher directed approaches and work integrated learning. The content of the subject is disseminated using a variety of teaching strategies including workshops, group work, case studies, discussions, readings, guest speakers when available and through work experience. At the beginning of each workshop (July 27 to August 1), you will be made aware of the expected learning outcomes, how such outcomes are relevant to the world of business, and the resources that support the learning outcomes of this subject. You are expected to be an active participant in the learning process and internal students are encouraged to participate in workshops (externals participate in online activities) and undertake readings.
    LB5235 runs over a defined period, but involves at least three face-to-face appointments with your supervisor agreed by the student, supervisor and employer/industry partner. These progress meetings allow students to receive feedback on their project culminating in a final report.
    2.4 Student feedback on subject
    As part of our commitment at JCU to improving the quality of our courses and teaching, we regularly seek feedback on your learning experiences. Student feedback informs evaluation of subject and teaching strengths and areas that may need refinement or change. YourJCU Subject and Teaching Surveys provide a formal and confidential method for you to provide feedback about your subjects and the staff members teaching within them. These surveys are available to all students through LearnJCU. You will receive an email invitation when the survey opens. We value your feedback and ask that you to provide considered feedback for each of your subjects.
    2.5 Subject resources and special requirements
    Prescribed Texts
    » Saunders, Lewis and Thornhill (2012) Research Methods for Business Students, 6th Ed., Pearson.
    » SPSS Grad Pack: http://www.hearne.com.au/Software/SPSS-Grad-Packs-for-Students-by-IBM/Editions#version_Statistics%20Premium%20Grad%20Pack%20v22
    Further Reading
    » Additional readings are provided per topic and available on LearnJCU
    » Please read Student Internship/Placement Guidelines document available in the subject information folder on LearnJCU
    Online and Electronic Resources
    The following libguides available from the JCU Library website will provide details on referencing, plagiarism, findings marketing books and journals
    http://libguides.jcu.edu.au/referencing
    http://libguides.jcu.edu.au/content.php?pid=63980&sid=472370
    Learning & Writing Skills workshops and notes to assist with writing an essay; presentations etc
    http://www.jcu.edu.au/learningskills/index.htm
    Subject Website on LearnJCU
    Access the subject website through LearnJCU at learnjcu.jcu.edu.au for all materials relevant to the subject.
    Login using your JCU email username and password. The site for this subject is opened to all participants enrolled in the subject at least seven days prior to the commencement of the subject. Browser requirements for LearnJCU are provided on the opening webpage of LearnJCU.
    Section 3. Assessment Details
    3.1 Requirements for completion of subject
    You must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject. In addition, the expectation is to obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components (supervised individual assessment) within a subject to pass the subject overall. Any student who does not achieve a pass in the invigilated components may, in exceptional circumstances, be reviewed by the School Assessment Committee.
    Students who have completed less than 100% of the assessment will be subject to review by the School Assessment Committee which could result in an overall fail.
    It is important to be aware that assessment “is always subject to final ratification following the examination period and that no single result represents a final grade in a subject” (Learning, Teaching and Assessment Policy 5.21.).
    3.2 Feedback on student learning
    Students should have feedback within 21 days after due date of submission.
    3.3 Assessment Tasks
    ASSESSMENT TASK 1: Project proposal (30%)
    Aligned course & subject learning outcomes • SLO 1- Apply discipline-specific learning outcomes to the world of work
    • CLO K1- Critically analyse complex business-related knowledge and practice from both historical and recent perspectives
    individual Project proposal
    Weighting / Length 30% - 1000 words
    Due date Week 5 – in class (hard copy).
    ASSESSMENT TASK 1: DESCRIPTION
    Using the template provided on LearnJCU, write a project proposal. The proposal should contain:
    • Project title
    • Analyzing the Business Decision or Problem
    • What is Already Known about the Decision or Problem
    • Bibliography of Relevant Reports and Papers
    • The Overall Research Design – Evaluating Options
    • What are the Key Variables and How Will you Measure Them and How the Project will Contribute to Workplace/industry
    • Sample Requirements & Sampling Options
    • Ethical Issues
    • References and timeline
    Provide a clear description of the proposal, how it addresses the industry issue/challenge and expected outcomes. Feedback will be provided by your supervisor and industry partner.
    ASSESSMENT TASK 1: CRITERIA SHEET
    See rubric in section 6
    ASSESSMENT TASKS 2: Practical or Research Project (70%)
    Aligned course & subject learning outcomes • SLO 2 Apply high level of personal skill, autonomy and accountability in research planning, execution, communication of results
    • CLO S1 Research and apply established concepts to solve business and professional practice problems
    • CLO S4 Present complex business analyses and information appropriately to differing audiences using clear and fluent written communication
    Individual Research project
    Weighting / Length 70% - 6,000 - 7,0000 words
    Due date Week 10 – in class (hard copy).
    ASSESSMENT TASK 2: DESCRIPTION
    Using the template provided on LearnJCU, write a project report. The report should contain:
    • Executive Summary/Abstract
    • Introduction (Background to the Business Decision or Problem/Context/Literature Review)
    • The Specific Research Questions to be Addressed
    • Critical Analysis of the Methods
    • The Data to be used in This Report
    • Results and Discussion
    • Implications for the Business Decision or Problem
    • References
    ASSESSMENT TASK 2: CRITERIA SHEET
    See rubric in section 6
    WIL PLANNING AND INDUSTRY PARTNER APPRAISALS
    Preparation of the Student Placement Plan
    At the commencement of the WIL, students will be required to complete a placement plan that has been negotiated with their supervisor (see section 7). The placement plan must be completed by the student within the first week of the WIL as it must be approved by the subject coordinator to ensure that the WIL complies with the subject requirements.
    Partner Organisation Supervisor Meetings
    In addition to at least two meetings with an appropriate academic, it is a requirement of the WIL that the student meets with the partner organisation’s supervisor mid-way through the placement to review the placement plan, discuss progress, obtain feedback and determine future tasks and goals if necessary. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that a meeting date and time is set to discuss their progress with their industry partner supervisor. This should occur at approximately the mid-way point of their placement. The purpose of the progress report is to ensure that feedback has been provided to the student and that learning objectives are on the way to being met. Amendments and additions can be made to the original placement plan if required, to more accurately reflect the workplace experience (see section 7).
    Final Supervisor Appraisal Report
    The final supervisor appraisal report must be completed by the supervisor at the end of the WIL and forwarded to the subject coordinator. Any additional feedback will provide the student with a valuable tool to assist in their career development (see section 7).
    Section 4. Other Information about Assessment and Student Support
    4.1 Submission and return of assessment
    The ability to adhere to deadlines is a highly desirable attribute that employers seek in our graduates. Right from the beginning, new students should acquire the habit of meeting deadlines for their work, by organising their study time appropriately. The following points apply to the submission of assessment
    1. Extensions will be granted in cases of illness or personal issues (medical certificate/counsellor’s statement required). It is at the discretion of the subject co-ordinator/lecturer that extensions will be granted for inescapable, unexpected, documented work commitments (provide documentation). You should contact your lecturer before the due date if you are likely to require an extension.
    2. Where no prior extension has been approved, late submissions will incur a penalty of 5% per day or part thereof. Weekends are treated as a single full day because university buildings are not usually accessible of over the weekend to allow for submission. Assessment tasks will generally not be graded after 14 days past the due date.
    3. Assignments must be submitted to a Safe Assignment drop box on the subject site, LearnJCU. Students may not email or fax an assignment without prior approval from the Subject Coordinator/Lecturer. Submission could be required as Safe Assignment and in hard copy form.
    Internal students: Assessment items submitted in hard copy such as written assignment are to be submitted to the assignment box located as follows:
    • Townsville: College of Business, Building 27, Level 3 at top of spiral stairs in subject labelled box.
    • Cairns: College of Business, Building A1, Level 2, at drop box outside College Office room 209
    Please ensure that you have attached the Business Assignment Coversheet and date stamped your assignment with the date stamp. A copy of the cover sheet is available online at:
    http://www.jcub.edu.au/students/subject-information.aspx
    The assignment boxes will be cleared at 5.00pm each day and the date/time stamp on each assignment will be checked. Any assignments received after the due date and time will be deemed to be -late- and will not be collected until 5.00pm the following working day.
    Please note that some lecturers may have specific assignment requirements and it is your responsibility to check these with your lecturer.
    4. External/online students: assessment materials should be submitted through the Safe Assignment Drop Box on the subject site (LearnJCU). Assessments must be submitted by 5pm on the due date unless otherwise specified.
    5. The assessment will be returned with feedback within 21 days of submission. Marked assessments with feedback will be provided to external/online students via email and to internal students in scheduled classes.
    4.2 Plagiarism and referencing
    Plagiarism occurs when writers claim ownership of written words or ideas that are not their own. Plagiarism is a form of cheating and any instances of plagiarism will be dealt with promptly according to University procedures. Please see the JCU Student Academic Misconduct Requirements Policy
    http://www.jcu.edu.au/policy/student/rights/JCUDEV_005375.html
    Referencing is a systematic way of acknowledging the sources that you have used. Students should check out the very helpful online resources relating to academic writing, referencing and avoiding plagiarism at:
    • Writing and Maths Skills Online http://www-public.jcu.edu.au/learningskills/resources/wsonline/index.htm
    (In particular, the booklet Summarising, Paraphrasing & Avoiding Plagiarism is a very useful guide).
    • The Referencing Libguide http://libguides.jcu.edu.au/referencing
    • What is Plagiarism? http://www.jcu.edu.au/student/assessmentexams/JCU_090850.html
    4.3 Important advice relating to examinations
    If you experience difficulties or serious circumstances before or up to the day of your exam, which you believe may affect your ability to sit the exam successfully or perform at your best, you can apply for special consideration in the marking of your exam. Please see the JCU Special Consideration, Supplementary, Deferred and Special Examinations Requirements http://www.jcu.edu.au/student/assessmentexams/
    If you are unable to attend an exam at the scheduled time due to extenuating circumstances/circumstances beyond your control, you may apply for a deferred exam. Deferred exams are granted in exceptional circumstances such as severe medical conditions or family or personal trauma. For further information, visit
    http://www.jcu.edu.au/student/assessmentexams/JCU_096668.html
    4.4 Student support
    James Cook University is committed to ensuring people with disabilities, injuries, illnesses or health conditions are able to participate to the fullest possible extent in the educational programs offered by the University and all other aspects of University life. Students with disabilities, injuries, illnesses or health conditions, who require special arrangements or consideration, should contact AccessAbility Services (see table below).
    Provide any additional campus-specific information relating to student support.
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    Accommodation Concierge Services, Ground Floor
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    Office: Level 9 or visit Concierge Services, Ground Floor to arrange an appointment
    Enrolment http://www.jcu.edu.au/student/enrolment/index.htm or Concierge Services, Ground Floor
    Feedback and complaints http://www.jcu.edu.au/student/complaints/index.htm
    Fees and financial support Finance Officer – Ground Floor
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    Students enrolled at JCUS, JCUB or BJUT should access support services provided on their campus.

  • Section 5. Subject Calendar
    Week/
    Date Topic Readings Related Assessment Workshop
    1 Session 1: Introduction to nature of business and management research
    Session 2: Attributes of a good research topic Chapters 1, 2 Proposal 1
    2 Session 3: Research design and reviewing the literature
    Session 4: Research ethics Chapters 5, 6 Proposal, Report 2
    3 Session 5: Observation
    Session 6: Interviewing Chapters 9, 10 Proposal, Report 3
    4 Session 7: Surveys and analysing quantitative data
    Session 8: Analysing qualitative data
    Session 9: Writing your report Chapters 11, 12, 13, 14 Proposal, Report 4
    5 Formal consultations Hand in Proposal 5
    Study week - no classes
    6 Formal consultations
    7 Formal consultations
    8 Formal consultations
    9 Formal consultations
    10 Formal consultations Hand in Report
    Section 6. Assessment Criteria Sheets
    Proposal Rubric: Grading Criteria (30% of assessment)
    Levels of Achievement
    Mark
    Criteria Graduate certificate fail (8)
    Graduate certificate pass (8)
    MBA fail (9) Graduate certificate exceeds (8)
    MBA pass (9)
    P C MBA exceeds (9)
    D HD
    A
    Understands required current applied knowledge and practice and their application in the workplace
    CLO K1/SLO 1
    Weight: 30%
    Fails to identify key historical knowledge and practice or does not explain relevance to the chosen organization, no link between proposal and organization
    Explains key historical knowledge and practice and their relevance to the chosen organization, tenuous link between proposal and organization
    Comprehensively explains key historical knowledge and practice and their relevance to the chosen organization

  • Comprehensively explains and critically analyzes key historical knowledge and practice and their relevance to the chosen organization

  • B
    Demonstrate the interrelationship between appropriate complex business knowledge and practice through direct application in the workplace
    CLO K1/SLO 1
    Weight: 30%
    Project proposal fails to include research outline which draws any links between business knowledge and practice

  • Proposal includes research outline explaining the relationships between business knowledge and practice

  • Proposal has a design which comprehensively explains (using established concepts) the relationships between business knowledge and practice

  • Through inclusion of established, appropriate concepts, the proposal comprehensively explains and critically analyzes the relationships between business knowledge and practice

  • C
    Draw conclusions
    CLO K1/SLO 1
    Weight: 20%
    Conclusions in the proposal are not linked logically to historical and contemporary knowledge and practice
    The proposal draws logical conclusions from historical and contemporary knowledge and practice
    Draws and explains logical conclusions from historical and contemporary knowledge and practice
    Draws and critically justifies conclusions from historical and contemporary knowledge and practice
    D
    Apply historical knowledge and practice in the workplace
    CLO K1/SLO 1
    Weight: 20%
    Incomplete potential application of knowledge and practice in the chosen organization

  • Applies historical knowledge and practice in a contemporary context in the chosen organization
    Effectively applies significant and relevant historical knowledge and practice in the chosen organization
    Produces a comprehensive application of significant and relevant historical knowledge and practice in the chosen organization and shows innovation in application
    Total /100
    Practical or Research Report Rubric: Grading Criteria (70% of assessment)
    Levels of Achievement Mark
    Criteria Graduate certificate fail (8)
    Graduate certificate pass (8)
    MBA fail (9) Graduate certificate exceeds (8)
    MBA pass (9)
    P C MBA exceeds (9)
    D HD
    Explain and apply research concepts/techniques
    CLO S1/SLO 2, 3
    Weight: 20% Fails to identify and apply research concepts/techniques in a business and professional context Explains and applies key research concepts/techniques in a business and professional context Comprehensively explains and applies key research concepts/techniques in a business and professional context Superior comprehensive explanation, application and critical analysis of key research concepts/techniques in a business and professional context
    Identify and obtain research data
    CLO S1/SLO 2, 3
    Weight: 20% Fails to identify obtain relevant research data
    Identifies and obtains relevant research data or can demonstrate hypothetically
    Comprehensively identifies and obtains relevant research data or can demonstrate hypothetically
    Comprehensively identifies and obtains relevant research data from a range of sources and critically analyzes these sources for currency and reliability or can demonstrate hypothetically
    Analyze research data
    CLO S1/SLO 2, 3
    Weight: 20% Fails to analyze research data logically and meaningfully
    Demonstrates robust knowledge of the research process and analysis techniques Demonstrates advanced knowledge of the research process, analysis techniques drawing appropriate conclusions Demonstrates superior knowledge of the research process, techniques critical, analysis and synthesis drawing appropriate conclusions
    Use clear and fluent written skills to effectively and appropriately communicate with an audience showing focus, purpose and knowledge of aims and objectives
    CLO S4/SLO 2, 3
    Weight: 10% Report contains communication which is unclear with poor focus and purpose showing little knowledge of aims and objectives
    Report contains clear communication with some demonstration of focus, purpose and knowledge of aims and objectives
    Report contains clear communication is demonstrating sound focus, purpose and intent
    Report contains superior communication demonstrating excellence in knowledge of focus, purpose and intent

  • Use clear and fluent written skills to effectively and appropriately communicate with an audience demonstrating logic, knowledge of context, theory, application, critical analyses and synthesis
    CLO S4/SLO 2, 3
    Weight: 10% Report contains unclear communication with poor logic and context knowledge and no evidence of theory, application, critical analysis and synthesis
    Report contains clear communication with some demonstration of logic and context knowledge, some evidence of theory and application with minor evidence of critical analysis and synthesis
    Report contains clear communication demonstrating sound logic and context knowledge, robust evidence of theory and application with clear evidence of critical analysis and synthesis
    Report contains superior communication demonstrating excellence in knowledge of context, theory and application, critical analysis and synthesis

  • Use clear and fluent written skills to effectively and appropriately communicate with an audience following a range of discipline-specific academic and/or professional conventions
    CLO S4/SLO 2, 3
    Weight: 10% Report contains unclear communication and fails to demonstrate any discipline-specific academic and/or professional conventions
    Report contains clear communication with some demonstration of discipline-specific academic and/or professional conventions
    Report contains clear communication demonstrating sound adherence to discipline-specific academic and/or professional conventions
    Report contains superior communication demonstrating excellence in utilizing discipline-specific academic and/or professional conventions

  • Use clear and fluent written skills to effectively and appropriately communicate with an audience adhering to fundamental syntax protocols, spelling and punctuation
    CLO S4/SLO 2, 3
    Weight: 10% Report contains unclear communication with poor syntax, spelling and punctuation errors
    Report contains clear communication with some syntax, spelling and punctuation errors
    Report contains clear communication demonstrating a sound knowledge of writing mechanics, i.e. syntax, spelling and punctuation errors
    Report contains superior communication demonstrating excellence in knowledge and application of writing mechanics, i.e. syntax, spelling and punctuation errors
    Total /100

  • Section 7. WIL Plan and Industry Partner Report Forms
    WIL Plan
    WIL Details:
    Student Name: ………………………………………………………………………..…
    Name of Workplace: ……….………………………………………………………..….
    Name of Supervisor: ……….……………………………………………………..……..
    First Date of Placement: ……….………………………………………………………..
    Days/Times for Placement: ….….………………………………………………………
    Completion Date: ……………….….……………………………………………………
    Student Checklist:
    I, …………………………………………………….. confirm that I have read the Student Placement Guidelines, completed and the Approval to Undertake Work Experience/Community Placement form.
    Signed: ……………………………………………………
    Dated: …………………………………………………….
    Skills Audit: This skills audit must be completed prior to the first day of your placement. [The skills audit is to be used as the basis for determining the learning outcomes and activities for your placement. Consider the range of skills that you have acquired during your degree and the types of skills that you consider relevant to be an effective professional. You should list skills that you believe you could acquire or could improve upon during the work placement. Use the subject learning outcomes as a guide]……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Agreed Learning Outcomes: [The learning outcomes should be completed after the first meeting with your supervisor. Based on your skills audit you should negotiate with your supervisor an agreed set of learning outcomes. Make sure that they are realistic and general in scope to encompass and link to the range of activities you are likely to undertake. You should list a minimum of five and no more than eight learning outcomes]. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Activities Plan and Links to Learning Outcomes [The activities plan should outline in general terms the range of activities that you will undertake during your placement. Each activity should state how it will link with a learning outcome.] …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    Progress Report
    Wil Industry Partner – Interim Progress Report
    To be submitted by industry partner mid-way through WIL period. The purpose is to ensure feedback has been provided to the student and that learning objectives are being met.
    First name: Last name:
    Name of Organization:
    Name of Industry supervisor:
    Attendance:
    Student has attended at times and dates required
    Student is often late
    Student has failed to notify absence on one occasion
    Student has failed to notify absence on multiple occasion
    Have issues regarding student’s attendance been noted and has appropriate guidance been provided?
    Yes:
    No:
    Other:
    Do you feel the student is on the way to acquiring the learning outcomes as outlined in the plan (please show areas requiring further work or greater emphasis and amendments or additions to learning outcomes)?
    General feedback (please provide any further feedback)

  • Final Report
    Wil Industry Partner – Final Student Progress Report
    To be submitted by industry partner mid-way through WIL period. The purpose is to ensure feedback has been provided to the student and that learning objectives are being met.
    First name: Last name:
    Name of Organization:
    Name of Industry supervisor:
    Satisfactory Completion of WIL program: please record whether student has attended at the times and dates as required and satisfactorily completed the 100 hours of WIL or equivalent.
    Release of comments: do you agree for comments you have made on ‘satisfactory performance’ of WIL to be released to the student?
    Yes
    No
    Achievement of learning outcomes (This section should record whether the student has acquired the learning outcomes as outlined in the placement plan. In particular areas that were identified in the interim progress report as requiring further emphasis and/or improvement should be addressed to see whether this has occurred).
    Release of comments: do you agree for comments you have made on ‘Achievement of learning outcomes’ of WIL to be released to the student?
    Yes
    No
    General feedback (please provide any further feedback)
    Release of comments: do you agree for comments you have made on ‘general feedback’ of WIL to be released to the student?
    Yes
    No
    Please allocate a grade of not satisfactory (NS) or satisfactory (S) for:
    Achievement of learning outcomes Workplace performance Workplace outputs
    NS S NS S NS S

  • COLLEGE OF BUSINESS, LAW & GOVERNANCE
    GROUP TASK COVER SHEET
    Students
    Please sign, date and attach cover sheet to front of written assessment task OR
    submit as a separate document for non-written assessment task.
    A cover sheet is to be completed for each assessment task.
    SUBJECT CODE
    STUDENT FAMILY NAME Student Given Name JCU Student Number
    i.
    ii.
    iii.
    iv.
    v.
    vi.
    ASSESSMENT TITLE
    DUE DATE
    LECTURER NAME
    TUTOR NAME
    Student Declaration
    1. This assignment is our original work and no part has been copied/ reproduced from any other person’s work or from any other source, except where acknowledgement has been made (see Learning, Teaching and Assessment Policy 5.1).
    2. This work has not been submitted for any other course/subject (see Learning, Teaching and Assessment Policy 5.9).
    3. This assignment has not been written for us.
    4. We hold a copy of this assignment and can produce a copy if requested.
    5. This work may be used for the purposes of moderation and identifying plagiarism.
    6. We give permission for a copy of this marked assignment to be retained by the College for benchmarking and course review and accreditation purposes.
    Learning, Teaching and Assessment Policy 5.1. A student who submits work containing plagiarised material for assessment will be subject to the provisions of the Student Academic Misconduct Requirements.
    Note definition of plagiarism and self plagiarism in Learning, Teaching and Assessment Policy:
    Plagiarism: reproduction without acknowledgement of another person’s words, work or expressed thoughts from any source. The definition of words, works and thoughts includes such representations as diagrams, drawings, sketches, pictures, objects, text, lecture hand-outs, artistic works and other such expressions of ideas, but hereafter the term ‘work’ is used to embrace all of these. Plagiarism comprises not only direct copying of aspects of another person’s work but also the reproduction, even if slightly rewritten or adapted, of someone else’s ideas. In both cases, someone else’s work is presented as the student’s own. Under the Australian Copyright Act 1968 a copyright owner can take legal action in the courts against a party who has infringed their copyright.
    Self Plagiarism: the use of one’s own previously assessed material being resubmitted without acknowledgement or citing of the original.
    Student signature(s)
    i.………………………………………… Submission date ……../……../ 2015 iv……………………… Submission date ……../……../ 2015
    ii………………………………………… Submission date ……../……../ 2015 v ……………………… Submission date ……../……../ 2015
    iii………………………………………… Submission date ……../……../ 2015 vi……………………… Submission date ……../……../ 2015
    ASSESSMENT TASK [INSERT NUMBER]
    COLLEGE OF BUSINESS, LAW & GOVERNANCE
    INDIVIDUAL TASK COVER SHEET
    Student
    Please sign, date and attach cover sheet to front of written assessment task OR
    submit as a separate document for non-written assessment task.
    A cover sheet is to be completed for each assessment task.
    SUBJECT CODE
    STUDENT FAMILY NAME Student Given Name JCU Student Number

  • ASSESSMENT TITLE
    DUE DATE
    LECTURER NAME
    TUTOR NAME
    Student Declaration
    1. This assignment is my original work and no part has been copied/ reproduced from any other person’s work or from any other source, except where acknowledgement has been made (see Learning, Teaching and Assessment Policy 5.1).
    2. This work has not been submitted for any other course/subject (see Learning, Teaching and Assessment Policy 5.9).
    3. This assignment has not been written for me.
    4. I hold a copy of this assignment and can produce a copy if requested.
    5. This work may be used for the purposes of moderation and identifying plagiarism.
    6. I give permission for a copy of this marked assignment to be retained by the College for benchmarking and course review and accreditation purposes.
    Learning, Teaching and Assessment Policy 5.1. A student who submits work containing plagiarised material for assessment will be subject to the provisions of the Student Academic Misconduct Requirements.
    Note definition of plagiarism and self plagiarism in Learning, Teaching and Assessment Policy:
    Plagiarism: reproduction without acknowledgement of another person’s words, work or expressed thoughts from any source. The definition of words, works and thoughts includes such representations as diagrams, drawings, sketches, pictures, objects, text, lecture hand-outs, artistic works and other such expressions of ideas, but hereafter the term ‘work’ is used to embrace all of these. Plagiarism comprises not only direct copying of aspects of another person’s work but also the reproduction, even if slightly rewritten or adapted, of someone else’s ideas. In both cases, someone else’s work is presented as the student’s own. Under the Australian Copyright Act 1968 a copyright owner can take legal action in the courts against a party who has infringed their copyright.
    Self Plagiarism: the use of one’s own previously assessed material being resubmitted without acknowledgement or citing of the original.
    Student Signature
    …………………………………………………… Submission date ……../……../ 2015
    ASSESSMENT TASK [INSERT NUMBER]

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