Supporting your students

Supporting your students to understand the assessment regime used in the unit is important for establishing your expectations of students, and also allows students to plan their assessment tasks in all of their units across the semester.

How to support your students

  • Discuss the assessment regime of the unit in detail during the first class of the semester, or by using a short video presented in Week 1. Students should know from the start of semester what assessment tasks are in the unit, how long they are expected to be, and when they are due.
  • Allow students to ask questions about the various tasks in the assessment regime, including any timings between tasks - especially those that are scaffolded (i.e. students need feedback on one task before moving onto the next). Set up a forum to take student questions and, if  needed, set up a FAQ format.
  • Encourage students to diarise the assessment tasks in all of their units so that they can effectively manage the time needed to complete these across the semester.
  • You cannot make any changes to the assessment regime and individual tasks once they are released to students. Changes to the assessment regime should only be done in extenuating circumstances, and requires Faculty approval.

What resources and services are available to students

Student Academic Success: Learning and Language Support

Encourage students to seek advice from  learning and language support about understanding the assessment task. Students can have a one-on-one consultation with a Learning Adviser who can assist them with interpreting and analysing the requirements of assessments. They can also learn about time management, including managing multiple assessment tasks across the semester.

Health and wellbeing: Counselling service

Share this link for counselling services so that students can obtain additional support around a number of issues from managing motivation, coping with stress and/or anxiety, prioritisation and managing perfectionism. This is a free service for Monash students.

Study Support: Study programs

Monash Health and Wellbeing has a variety of study programs for students from PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions), Academic English workshops and stress management.


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