Nat Dips orientation 2013

1,704 views
1,636 views

Published on

A guide to being successful on the National Diploma programmes in the Department of Construction at Unitec.

Published in: Education, Business
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,704
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1,323
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • Unitec New Zealand
  • Nat Dips orientation 2013

    1. 1. © Unitec New Zealand1BeingSuccessful onthe NationalDiplomas
    2. 2. >>FACULTY OF TECHNOLOGY AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT© Unitec New Zealand2Outline for this sessionOutline the programmeOutline assessment methodsHighlight organisational featuresIdentify sources of guidanceGive you a try at competency based assessment
    3. 3. Where it fits© Unitec New Zealand 3School IndustryNational Diploma QS CMCareer as TechnicianBachelor of Construction PD /CE /CMYears of professionalexperienceMNZIQSPAQSMNZIOBMPINZ
    4. 4. National Diplomas in ConstructionManagement and Quantity Surveying© Unitec New Zealand 4• National –– standards are consistent at providers throughout thecountry– The qualification is owned and awarded by BCITO, theIndustry’s Training Organisation (set up by NZQA andindustry)• We teach the content on behalf of BCITO(Building andConstruction Industry Training Organisation)• We can advise about content but do not have the final say.• We advise NZQA( New Zealand Qualifications Authority) ofyour results and they are held by the NZQA• The diplomas are under review but you can complete thisdiploma if you complete within a reasonable time
    5. 5. Success depends upon:© Unitec New Zealand 5• Effort you put in• Being organised• Academic capability“TO IMPROVE THE PRODUCT, IMPROVETHE PROCESS”
    6. 6. Academic Processes© Unitec New Zealand 6• Learning Process– Unit Standard• A package of learning. Describes what you must do– Competency based assessment.• You must be judged competent in all of the unit standards foreach course• Competency is within the context of the programme aims– Competency may be• completing a task successfully or with minimal errors• calculating something accurately• describing something completely or with minimal gaps
    7. 7. Competency based assessment© Unitec New Zealand 7• Competency is not– Getting 50% for each task– Getting 50% overall– Getting 50% in the exam– Getting 80% in the assignments to ease off in theexam– Equal to a C-Getting 50% may not be considered competentCompetency can be harder
    8. 8. Unit Standards and the Qualification© Unitec New Zealand 8
    9. 9. Competency based assessment© Unitec New Zealand 9• Re assessment– A re-assessment is available for events during thecourse– Re assessment is not always available for events atthe end of the course, especially if there have beenprevious reassessment opportunities– The opportunity is earned, not a right• To earn re assessment you must– Have attended lectures regularly– Made a good first attempt
    10. 10. Organisational processes© Unitec New Zealand 10Helpful documents:• MyCoursedetails - doing well– One for each course available on your MyUnitec sitehttps://myunitecstaff.unitec.ac.nz• Student Handbook - avoiding trouble– Hard copy for each student, also available on each course Moodle sitehttp://moodle.unitec.ac.nz/http://moodle.unitec.ac.nz/course/view.php?id=2047• Programme regulations – someone could be in trouble– Selected sections in the Handbook. Also available on the CourseMoodle site• Academic Statute - someone IS in trouble!– Available from the Webhttp://usu.co.nz/student-issues/important-policies
    11. 11. College Life tips© Unitec New Zealand 11http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47dcSkM
    12. 12. Jargon© Unitec New Zealand 12• My CourseDetails - document that outlines everything you needto know about course content, assessment, personnel,equipment, resources and commitment.• SDL- self directed learning (what you do outside of lectures)• Credits - a measure of the time you should spend on the course. 1credit = 10hrs of lectures and SDL combined• Unit standards – a package of learning that add up to make acourse• Course – a group of Unit standards that make up a programme• Moodle site – web page containing useful information andresources to help you be successful
    13. 13. Quiz© Unitec New Zealand 131. How do you get in touch with the Course Co-ordinator for CONS C505?Hint- MyCourse details Course Personnel-2. Which unit standard numbers are in this course?Hint - MyCourse details or Student Handbook page 263. You are enrolled part time in the courses above which run for one, 15 week semester. Onaverage, how many hours will you need to spend in lectures and SDL per week?Hint - 1 credit = 10hrs commitment4. You are sick 1 week before an assignment is due and you can’t finish it before hand-in time-what do you do?Hint – Student Handbook - Assessment Information5. You think the marks for an assessment have been recorded incorrectly. You lecturerdisagrees- who do you speak to next?Hint – Student Handbook - Assessment Information6. You are sure you handed in an assignment, but have not had it marked. Your lecturer says henever received it but will mark it if you provide an electronic copy. You say you didn’t save it.What happens next?Hint – Student Handbook - Assessment Information7. You want to work on your assignments in the evening- when are the computer labs open?Hint – Student Handbook- School Resources8. You’ve taken up a good deal to get a new Internet provider and your email changes- Whatshould you do?Hint – Student Handbook- Student Responsibilities and Self Management9. You got a P and DEF for the two courses you enrolled in-What does it mean?Hint – Student Handbook – Student Results
    14. 14. Quiz- Answers© Unitec New Zealand 141. How do you get in touch with the Course Co-ordinator for CONSC505?Hint- MyCourse details Course Personnel- phone xt 8845 email petherington@unitec.ac.nz2. Which unit standard numbers are in this course?Hint - MyCourse details or Student Handbook page 26 , 96673. You are enrolled part time in the courses above which run for one, 15 week semester. Onaverage, how many hours will you need to spend in lectures and SDL per week?Hint - 1 credit = 10hrs commitment(10 X10)=100, = 100/15 = 7hrs /week4. You are sick 1 week before an assignment is due and you can’t finish it before hand-in time-what do you do?Hint – Student Handbook - Assessment Information Apply for Special Assessment Circumstances5. You think the marks for an assessment have been recorded incorrectly. You lecturer disagrees-who do you speak to next?Hint – Student Handbook - Assessment Information Make an appointment to see the Programme Co-ordinator or Director6. You are sure you handed in an assignment, but have not had it marked. Your lecturer says henever received it but will mark it if you provide an electronic copy. You say you didn’t save it.What happens next?Hint – Student Handbook - Assessment Information It could be “Tough” you are required to keep acopy.7. You want to work on your assignments in the evening- when are the computer labs open?Hint – Student Handbook- School Resources 8.30 – 8.30pm8. You’ve taken up a good deal to get a new Internet provider and your email changes- Whatshould you do?Hint – Student Handbook- Student Responsibilities and Self Management Change your address inMoodle9. You got a P and DEF for the two courses you enrolled in-What does it mean?Hint – Student Handbook – Student Results P = pass DEF =Deferred
    15. 15. Quiz- Answers© Unitec New Zealand 15How many out of 15 did you get?How many do you think you need to pass thistest?
    16. 16. Dependent / Independent learners© Unitec New Zealand 16• Traditional Schooling• The teacher holds all the knowledge• The teacher knows all the answers• Answers are usually clear• The teacher is focussed on you for a time• The teacher will manage compliance withdeadlines weekly or daily• Homework is a regular& frequent check ofyour progress and understanding• Homework marks are regular feedback• Understanding is shown by replicatingwhat the teacher does• Working Environment• A clear expert is not always obvious oravailable• Sometimes there are no clear answers• The “Boss” has many other prioritiesother than you• People are too busy to manage youclosely• Nobody routinely asks whether youunderstand• You may get a performance review once ayear• You will need to apply your knowledgeand skills to completely new situationsDependent Independent
    17. 17. Kick Start© Unitec New Zealand 17• In groups, brain storm ten ideas that willhelp you succeed this year• Identify ten things you must not do toensure you succeed.
    18. 18. Academic Integrity (Giving credit wherecredit is due)© Unitec New Zealand 18• Plagiarism• A student shall not plagiarise any item of assessment. This is an offence under the AcademicStatute, students should refer Academic Statute Part E: Academic Misconduct for fullinformation pages 39-43. Plagiarism is the act of taking and using anothers work as onesown. Where plagiarism occurs it is be regarded as, and treated in the same manner as,cheating in an examination. For the purpose of these rules any of the following actsconstitute plagiarism unless the work is appropriately acknowledged / referenced:• copying the work of another student;– directly copying any part of anothers work, including information obtained from the internet;– summarising another’s work;– using or developing an idea or thesis derived from another persons work;– using experimental results obtained by another.• Students should be aware that work submitted for assessment maybe checked through aweb-based database for plagiarism.
    19. 19. Academic Integrity© Unitec New Zealand 19• You are not expected to know all the answers• You are expected to build on other peopleswork• Using some one else’s work means you haveread widely. This is great. Show us how wellread you are by referencing.• YOU will get a diploma, you don’t share onewith anyone else.• Industry expects individual competence, notcollective.

    ×