Forum participation, coursework assignments and final writing assignment are graded according to the grading rubrics according to the grade distribution tables.
During the discussions in the forum, students should demonstrate that they understand the theories presented by drawing basic examples from practical experience, and justify their opinion for or against the position presented in the case, or provide additional arguments to defend their positions based on their knowledge and understanding of the theories.
As or the formative quizzes, they are mainly to make sure that students have read and understood the course material and the test results are made available as guidelines for self-learning. Feedback prior to the submission of final assignments is an important part of the accompaniment instructors offer participants in their learning progression. Points gained through this activity do not have a major impact on the summative assessment of the learning outcomes, however they are intended to support the learning progression of the participants in view of attaining the learning outcomes.
The course programme is delivered both by onsite and online.
A training-of-trainers (TOT) session is organised on campus with a partner institution for the duration of two days. Participants are required to attend the full course programme and to participate to the survey on Ethics in Higher Education.
Participants who have not attended the TOT session are required to go through the introductory first week and upload the pre-class survey before proceeding to the start of the course.
After attending the 8 units (weeks 1-9), participants who opt for the “certification track” may, upon completion of the required assignments (including contributions to the forum discussions, weekly coursework assignments) proceed to submit the final writing assignment by week 10.
Participants who sign up on the “basic track” are not required to submit the final writing assignment of week 10, but can change to opt for the “certification track” by week 5 of the course.
Criteria for Evaluating Student Performance
Forum participation, coursework assignments and final writing assignment are graded according to the grading rubrics.
The criteria for evaluation student performance are built on the following distribution weight:
Forum discussion participation (20%)
Coursework assignment including quizzes and discussions (30%)
Final writing assignment (50%)