Testing underway for borderline award automation

March 4th, 2024

Last year, the Education Administration Continuous Improvement Team (EACIT) began a piece of work to automate undergraduate borderline award outcomes according to university regulations.

This change is aimed at making the process of determining awards easier for exams officers during busy periods.

Instead of manually reviewing borderline marks for award adjustments, which can be time-consuming and complex, the calculation will be completed automatically, and be made visible in the award report.

The team has been working with professional services and a group of exams officers to ensure the logic for determining outcomes is accurate.

Despite some initial setbacks due to the complexity of multiple scenarios being taken into account, the team is now confident that the solution is robust and stage two of testing is about to begin.

This second stage of testing, beginning Wednesday 6 March 2024, will also involve assessment administrators to ensure the solution works as expected end-to-end.

Progress updates will follow on Campus News over the next couple of months as we head towards the university-wide rollout.

If you want to find out more about the work EACIT is doing or make a suggestion, please visit the team’s SharePoint site.

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